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City of Whittier - New Business License Application

What you need to know to get started:

1. Business licenses are renewed on annual basis and expire at the end of 12th months. (With the exception of Gross Receipt Businesses – due in January and Rental Properties - due in April).

2. The business start date is the first date your business started operating in the City of Whittier. 

3. Employee identification numbers are required for all new businesses.  Sole owner or partnerships are required to provide Social Security number for all owners/partners.  LLC, Limited Partnership, Trust or Corporations are required to provide a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) or State Employee Identification Number (SEIN) for the business.

4. No payment will be required until your application has been reviewed and accepted. You will receive an email verifying the receipt of application.  Within 7 business days you will receive an email containing the amount due and instructions on how to make payment online.

The City of Whittier would like to welcome you to its business community.  
We know that starting a new business can be exciting and challenging.  

We wish you the greatest success in your new venture!

If you need any assistance with the application process, please call 562-567-9880.