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Opening a New Business

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Guidelines for Starting a New Business

Step 1 - Check out the City's guide to starting a new business in Hermosa Beach--it can help you with:

  • City applications, approvals, fees, inspections, licensing, permitting and zoning
  • Federal, State and local requirements and resources
  • Business support service organizations and educational opportunities
  • Useful contact information for starting up you new business

Step 2 - Contact the City's Community Development Department to start the process of opening your new business in Hermosa Beach--they will advise on next steps including approvals required, incentives, inspections, licenses, plans, permits, zoning and fees. A filled out City application will assist Community Development staff in determining the correct requirements for your business (select one below):

City Application:  Commercial Business  |  Home Occupation

For additional information and assistance on siting your business in Hermosa Beach, please contact the City's Economic Development Office at (310) 318-0201 or e-mail Assistant to the City Manager Nico De Anda-Scaia.