Business Licenses

Business License Renewals

Business tax is an annual tax that you pay each calendar year for operating a business within the City of Thousand Oaks. All business licenses expire on December 31st. Business licenses must be renewed on January 1 of each year and become delinquent on March 1.

The City mails a courtesy notice at the end of the calendar year to remind you that your license fees are due. However, it is your responsibility, as the business owner, to renew by the last day of February. There is a renewal processing fee of $15.00. GROSS RECEIPTS BUSINESS TAX SCHEDULE

Business License Requirements
City Ordinance requires you to have a business license if you are doing business within, or your business is located within, the City.

Special Category Businesses
If your business is any of the following please contact Customer Service by calling (805) 449-2201 and request the appropriate applications and permits; they are not currently available in automated format.

Street Vendor
Ice Cream Truck
Solicitors/Door to Door
Temporary Sales
Firearms Dealer
Taxi Driver
Tow Trucks
Film Companies
Entertainers/Live Entertainment
Massage Technicians
Health Clubs
Non Profit Organizations
* Second Hand Dealer/Pawn Broker

* Once you have spoken to Customer Service regarding the application process and requirements, use the following link to submit the Department of Justice License application:

Business License Applications
You can obtain a business license at the Customer Service Counter in the Finance Department, second floor of the Civic Arts Plaza/City Hall (City Hall Hours, Monday - Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and alternating Fridays 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.). Select from the items listed below the information that best describes your business to obtain a download of an Application using Adobe Acrobat Reader. If you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader® click below for information on how to download a free copy of
Adobe Acrobat Reader to view PDF files.

State Licensed Contractor
Section UL
 Contractor Business Located Inside City Limits in a Commercial Property (549 KB)
 Contractor Business Located Inside City Limits in a Home Residence (440 KB)
 Contractor Business Located Outside City Limits (419.6 KB)
Gross Receipts Based Business Licenses
Section UL
 Business Located Inside City Limits in a Commercial Property (573.5 KB)
 Business Located Inside City Limits in a Home Residence (464.4 KB)
 Business Located Outside City Limits (374.5 KB)