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Business Licensing

This page is designed to provide general information as well as specific requirements regarding the application process for a Business License from the Orange County Sheriff's Department.


Businesses Licensed by the Sheriff's Department:

  • Bingo Games
  • Bingo Official
  • Canvasser/Solicitor
  • Coin Dealer
  • Dance Instructor
  • Dance Studio
  • Escort
  • Escort Bureau
  • Figure Model (Nude)
  • Figure Model (Studio)
  • Gun Dealer
  • Interlocutrix (Nude)
  • Interlocutrix Studio
  • Junk Collector
  • Junk Dealer
  • Massagist
  • Peddler
  • Pool Room
  • Public Bath/Massage Parlor
  • Public Dance
  • Rap Session (Nude)
  • Secondhand Dealer
  • Taxicab Stand

What number do I call for business license-related information?

  • For Mission Viejo, Dana Point, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, and unincorporated areas please call (714) 834-3155.

Who do I call to register a fictitious business name?

  • The County Clerk at (714) 834-2500

Who do I call to obtain a resale permit?

  • State Board of Equalization at  (714) 558-4059
  • Seller's Permit Information at (800)400-7115

Who do I call for zoning permits?

  • State Environmental Management Agency (714) 834-2626