Business Licenses

Business License

Business licenses applications can be obtained at City Hall or online. Download the form, fill it out and mail it in. Also available is the current City Fee Schedule.

City business license fees include a processing fee which can be found on the application, and a gross receipts tax. All businesses are classified in one of three categories. Each category has a separate gross receipts tax scale:

  • Category A: $.25 per $1000 of gross receipts
  • Category B: $.50 per $1000 of gross receipts
  • Category C: $.75 per $1000 of gross receipts

Sample Business Categories

Business Category



Swap Meet


Beauty Salon
Professional Services


New State Law-SB 1186

Effective January 1, 2013, the State of California has enacted SB 1186 (Dutton; Special access: liability), a new law which imposes a $1.00 State fee on every applicant for a local business license or renewal (including all in-city commercial and home-based, landlords, out-of-city, and all contractors. Exempts and non-profits are excluded) and is required to be collected by all cities and counties throughout California, including the City of Moreno Valley. This new law requires that you be provided the following notices:

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:

To obtain a copy of the SB1186 mandate, please click here.

For more information, please call Business Licenses at 951.413.3080.

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Moreno Valley, CA 92552
Phone: 951.413.3000
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