Starting a Business in the City of Coronado

The City of Coronado welcomes you to its business community. Starting a business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you great success in your new venture!

The City of Coronado requires all businesses operating within the City limits to apply for a business certificate prior to commencing business operations.

The easiest and fastest way to apply for a new business certificate or renew your current certificate is using the online filing method. To begin, simply click on the "start now" button located on the right of this page. From the main menu please select the "apply" option to submit a new application for your business. Alternatively, you may download a copy of the business certificate application directly from the helpful forms section of this website.

If you need further assistance or help applying for a business certificate, you are welcome to contact us at or by phone at (619) 493-4861. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST).

What is a Business Certificate?

A business certificate is required for doing business within the City limits. The City of Coronado requires that you obtain a business certificate when you conduct any business activity within the City, even if your business is located outside of the City limits or if you have a business certificate from another City. Businesses that are based in the City must also have a business certificate. This includes home based businesses, building contractors, independent contractors, and non-profit businesses.

Are there any restrictions on where I do business?

Yes, if your business address is located within the City of Coronado, your application will be reviewed for being in the correct zone and any other City, State, or Federal approvals that apply to your type of business before your business may operate. Additional fees may apply.

An operations permit is required for those business activities set forth in Title 20 of the City of Coronado Municipal Code The described activities require regulation by the City to protect and promote the health, safety and public peace of the community. You can download a copy of the most common operation permit applications directly from the helpful forms section of this website.

City of Coronado
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8839 N. Cedar Ave. #212 • Fresno, CA 93720