If you are planning to conduct business in the City of Riverside you must obtain a City of Riverside business license. If you are starting a new business, you must also check to see if you need to record a Fictitious Business Name or if you require a state reseller's license. Links to the right will help you find some of these resources.
Businesses that aren't physically located within the city limits may also be required to obtain a City of Riverside business license. For detailed information on the City's business tax, licenses and regulations, please review the City's Municipal Code.
Depending on the type of business you conduct, you may be required to interact with more than one City department to acquire a business license. For example, your business facility may require City electric or water services, zoning or building code approval, or the services you provide may require special licenses.
Use the links to the left to get started. The Business Resource Guide contains contact information for city, county, state and federal resources.
The City of Riverside Office of Economic Development provides useful information for existing and new Riverside businesses.
The Business Resource Guide , published by the City of Riverside Development Department, explains permits and regulatory compliance for Riverside businesses.
Business Tax E-filing – Save Time, Effort and Postage!
The City of Riverside is pleased to announce that E-filing is now available on our Website to renew your business taxes online. E-filing speeds and simplifies the filing of your business tax renewal. Enter a few details and the system automatically calculates your business taxes, accepts your credit card or ACH Debit payment and provides you with a receipt.
The online renewal form can be found on the City of Riverside website at: https://riversideca.gov/businesstax. Your mailed registration notice contains the account number and PIN number that are required to login to the system. Once logged in, follow the instructions to complete your business tax renewal.