Westminster the land of opportunity for both large corporations and small businesses alike. Tried and true, Westminster's commitment to helping businesses thrive reinforces the long-held American dream of success through entrepreneurial opportunity in a manner that is truly the American way. Conveniently located between the beaches and entertainment destinations of iconic Orange County, Westminster offers some of the most dynamic and unique retail and business development opportunities in Southern California. 

The City of Westminster requires most companies doing business in the City to get a business license.  Before going to City Hall, you may first download the appropriate Business License Application available on the City of Westminster website for further information. Or you may click on one of the application links below.

City of Westminster

8200 Westminster Boulevard
Westminster, CA 92683



Business License Department

714.548.3258 |

Starting a Business in Westminster?

The City enforces its business licenses in two ways. The first is through inspections and internal record keeping. The second is through a vendor, HdL, who works with businesses to make sure they are compliant with the municipal code. If you receive a letter from HdL regarding your business license, please follow the instructions on the letter to obtain or renew your business license.

Community Development

COVID-19 Office Hours:

Monday - Thursday: 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Closed Fridays

 Division General Phone Number Email

 Building Division (714) 548-3254  

 Planning Division (714) 548-3247

 Grants & Housing Division (714) 548-3248 

 Community Preservation Unit (714) 548-3476


Seller's Permit

If you sell tangible personal property, you are required to obtain a Seller's Permit (Retail Sales Tax Number) from the State Board of Equalization (BOE) for the purpose of collecting and reporting sales tax to the State of California.  To obtain a Seller's Permit, contact the BOE at 1-800-400-7115.  The closest Board of Equalization district office is located at 16715 Von Karman Ave., Ste. 200, Irvine, Ca. 92606.  The telephone number is (949) 440-3473. Click here to obtain a listing of local district offices

Injury and Application Links

Pick-up or Drop off the appropriate application or form at the Business License desk inside City Hall

Low Cost Training to Start  or Expand your Business

Resources which offer low cost training for prospective, new and long-standing businesses.



Small Business Administration


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