Starting A Business

Before You Apply

The details of your business operation will determine the type of federal, state, county, and city licenses, permits, certificates, and approvals you will require prior to commencing business. Information on these various requirements are provided through the following:

For additional information about City of Brea business licensing tax requirements, contact the Business License Tax Division at 714-990-7686. To inquire about City of Brea zoning requirements for the type of business and its planned location, contact the Community Development Department at 714-671-4406.


Business license tax applications are available at:

City of Brea Business License Tax Division
1 Civic Center Circle
Brea, CA 92821

Please call the business license tax staff at 714-990-7686 to discuss your businesses' requirements application forms can be mailed or faxed upon request.