Mailing Address same as Business Address
Does your business sell alcohol? *
Is this application made to move an existing business from another location in Irvine?*
Do any products being sold or manufactured contain cannabis, CBD, hemp, or related ingredients?*
Is your occupation licensed by the state?
- Administrative office as a primary land use is a prohibited land use in the 5.4 and 5.4A general industrial zone (see image above).
- Medical office, restaurant, and other specific uses in the 5.1 Irvine Business Complex (IBC) require a conditional use permit (CUP).
- To check the zoning of a location, please call the Development Assistance Center at (949) 724-6308.
- You may also search the City of Irvine's "Online Parcel Information" at: www.cityofirvine.org/online-parcel-information
- The City of Irvine Zoning Ordinance can also be found online at: https://www.municode.com/library/ca/irvine/codes/zoning
I've reviewed the zoning map and verified that my business activity meets all City of Irvine's zoning requirements.
Is your organization tax exempt?*
If yes, specify below
Organization paying in-lie of taxes to the state
Did you purchase this business? *
Does your business create, store, generate or use hazardous substances or any products that are considered to be corrosive, reactive, ignitable, toxic, and/or ozone depleters?*
If your business is located in Irvine, does it have a security alarm?*
If yes, does your location have an Irvine police department alarm permit?
Is your business Minority owned?*
Is you business Women owned?*
Is you business Veteran owned?*
Are you a DBE Certified Business*
Is your City of Irvine business and Residential Address the same?*
Home-Based Business Requirements
NOTICE TO ALL APPLICANTS: Issuance of this license shall not entitle
you to transact or to carry on any business covered by this license unless
you comply with all requirements of this chapter and any other applicable Federal,
State, or Local regulations pertaining to such business, including any applicable
restrictions contained in private Covenants, Conditions & Restrictions (CC&R's)
governing your property. Home Occupation Permits shall be approved by the City of
Irvine provided the following standards are met. Please check each box agreeing to the conditions listed below.
The home occupation shall be an incidental and accessory use and shall not change the principal character of the dwelling unit.
The residence shall not be the primary point of customer pickup or delivery, nor shall the home occupation cause a significant increase in vehicular traffic in the neighborhood.
A sexually oriented business shall not be permitted to be conducted as a home occupation business.
There shall be no signs or other exterior evidence relating to the home occupation.
The home occupation may be conducted in the garage, but shall not use any space required for off-street parking.
Only the residents of the dwelling unit may be employed in the home occupation.
Electrical or mechanical equipment which creates visible or audible interference in radio, television or telephone or causes fluctuations in line voltage outside the dwelling unit shall be prohibited.
The home occupation shall not create noise or odors in excess of that normally associated with a residential use.
BY INITIALING BELOW I UNDERSTAND THAT IN THE EVENT IT IS DETERMINED THAT MY BUSINESS DOES NOT COMPLY WITH CITY REQUIREMENTS, MY BUSINESS LICENSE MAY BE REVOKED. I DO HEREBY CERTIFY THAT, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, TO THE BEST OF MY KNOWLEDGE AND BELIEF, THE INFORMATION CONTAINED HEREIN IS TRUE AND CORRECT.
If you have any questions, please contact the Development Assistance Center at 929-724-6308. If we are unable to approve your request for a home-based business, you will be invited to attend a hearing pursuant to City Council Ordinances 93-06, Sections II.M-217 and II.M-218, prior to denying your business license. If you are not satisfied with the decision made following your hearing, you may file a Notice of Appeal with the City Clerk within thirty (30) days of receipt of the written decision to deny the license.
Please initial to show you have read and understand the requirements.
I understand that under California law, I am required to carry workers' compensation
insurance for my employees at all times.
I further understand that my failure to have the appropriate coverage will subject
me to civil penalties of $10,000 per employee who is not covered by workers' compensation
and criminal penalties of up to one (1) year in jail and/or a fine of up to $10,000.
I know that even if I don't have employees right now, I will be required to get
workers' compensation coverage as soon as I have one or more employees.
Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant
responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public.
You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:
YOUR APPLICATION CANNOT BE ACCEPTED OR PROCESSED WITHOUT FULL SIGNATURE AND PAYMENT.
I understand that the issuance of a city of Irvine Business License is not a regulatory
license to operate but a tax imposed by the city. It is the responsibility of the
applicant/licensee to ensure their business complies with all applicable city of
Irvine codes, city zoning ordinances and state and federal laws. Non-compliance
may result in the city revoking the business license. Please contact the planning
and zoning counter at 949-724-6308 to confirm your business meets the requirements
of the city zoning ordinance.
Would you like to receive information about city programs?*
I HEREBY CERTIFY, UNDER PENALTY OF PERJURY, THE INFORMATION PROVIDED ON THIS APPLICATION
IS TRUE AND CORRECT.
Executed this , I,
by submitting this application I accept the conditions and declare under penalty
of perjury the foregoing is true and correct.
Please sign your name below, using the mouse or your touch screen enabled device. To use mouse, left click and hold while dragging the mouse over the signature line.
APPLICATION WILL BE REJECTED WITHOUT FULL SIGNATURE ENTERED BELOW.
The City of Irvine takes your privacy seriously. Pursuant to the California Public Records Act, much of the information requested on this form will become a matter of public record once submitted. However, this form asks you to provide the City with certain personal information that is being requested and will be utilized by the City for the specific and limited purpose of future City correspondence regarding the subject-matter of this form. Pursuant to Measure S, an initiative ordinance passed by City voters in 2008, the personal information noted by an asterisk (*) on this form will be kept confidential. Unless you expressly indicate to us otherwise or unless compelled by a court order, it will not be shared with other agencies, businesses or individuals. The remaining information on this form will be kept confidential to the maximum extent permitted by law.