Business Licenses

UPDATE - December 9, 2020

Business License Amnesty and Deferral Program

The Temple City City Council has instituted a business license deferral and amnesty program as part of its COVID-19 economic response program. The deferral program will defer business license payments for three months. Annual license payments will be due March 1, 2021. The amnesty program is designed to provide relief for businesses that have been operating without a license. During the amnesty period, the City Council has waived the normal penalties for operating without a license. Businesses wishing to make use of the amnesty program must apply for a license on or before February 28, 2021. For questions, please see the business license webpage or contact Sandra Scott at (626) 656-7316 sscott@templecity.us. For more information please see this flyer.


Thank you for your interest in doing business in Temple City. All businesses in Temple City require a business license.  Certain seasonal and short-term businesses require special business permits.

Business license application forms and instructions can be downloaded below. Applications are filed at the Planning counter in City Hall. Please contact Sandra Scott at sscott@templecity.us or (626) 656-7316 for assistance.

Renew a Business License Online

Contractor’s Business License - Renewal

Contractor’s Business License - New

Apartment Business License - New

Application Forms and Instructions