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 obtain a business license and pay business license tax prior to commencing business operations.

The easiest and fastest way to apply for a new business license or renew your current license 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 license application directly from the helpful forms section of this website.

If you need further assistance or help applying for a business license, you are welcome to contact us at or by phone at (619) 522-2640. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST).

What is a Business License?

A business license is an annual business tax for doing business within the City limits and is enacted solely to raise revenue for municipal purposes. The City of Coronado requires that you obtain a license 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 license from another City. Businesses that are based in the City must also have a business license. This includes home based businesses, building contractors, independent contractors, and non-profit businesses.

Business license taxes and fees help pay for City services like roads, fire, police and other community services. These services benefit businesses, business owners, and the general public.

Are there any restrictions on where I do business?

Yes, if your business address is located within the City of Coronado, you may also need to submit an Application for Business Occupancy, Conditional Use Permit, Special Use Permit, and/or 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.

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