Business Licensing

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Our offices will be closed on Monday, May 30th, in observance of Memorial Day. Regular business hours will resume on Tuesday, May 31st.


A Business License is usually defined as a "fee to have the right to operate a business". The City of Rialto issues licenses to help recover the costs of providing City Services that are needed to maintain the appearance, efficiencies, and general condition of the City. For example, fees are collected for Business Licenses to help pay for Code Enforcement, Public Safety Services, Street Maintenance, and other administrative activities. All these services are affected by the addition of a new business.