If your business will be in a new, or existing building, you'll need to have it inspected so that it passes local building and business codes. Your business might also have a sign, or other special items such as a commercial hood, or sand trap. For all of these, you'll need to contact the City's Planning Department.
Before you begin, it's a good idea to contact a City Planner (951-943-5003) or Building Official (951-443-1029) from the City of Perris to answer questions you may have including:
- ZONING: Is the prospective location or building you are looking at zoned for the type of business you plan to engage in?
- BUILDING: Is the building up to present city codes (structural, electrical, etc.)?
- SIGNS: If you plan to erect advertising structures, you must apply for sign permits.
- MISCELLANEOUS: Commercial hoods, grease and/or sand traps, building permits, etc, may be required before your business can be opened.
Special permits are required for solicitors or peddlers, secondhand dealers, swap meets, amusement centers, tow trucks, taxis, bingo games, yard sales, dog kennels, ambulances, large family daycare centers, alarms, filming, and painting numbers on curbs.
The payment of a business license fee for transacting and carrying on business under Title V will not relieve you from the payment of any fee for the privilege of doing such business required under any other ordinance of the City or the regulatory provision of other ordinances.
If you change location - or business ownership
Upon receipt of a business license a change of your location or ownership of the business should be filed with this office. A new application is required for both instances. A change of location will not incur an additional license fee, but there is a nominal fee for a replacement license. A change of ownership is treated as a new business.
Business Emergency Information
Please complete and return a Business Contact Card with the Sheriff’ Department. This is for your benefit in the event of an emergency.