Welcome to On-Line Renewals ...the easy, convenient, and secure method of paying your Business License Renewal on-line. No need to calculate your tax – when you enter your gross receipts, the system will calculate the tax for you!
Getting Started You will need your Business License number, and your Security Code from your Renewal Notice (find it under "Total Due").
You may not be able to renew on-line if:
important information such as Resale #, Driver's License #, Tax ID #, or State License #, etc., is missing from your account
tenant lists, service provider lists, or other additional documentation is needed
you are tax exempt
Read the FAQs below for more information about this service, or about how to obtain a Security Code. When paying on-line you may use either Visa or MasterCard for your payment.
If you’re ready to start – click here and follow the simple directions.
Your Security Code can be found on your Business License Renewal Notice, under “Total Due.” If your license expired prior to April 30, 2011, you may not have received a Security Code on your Renewal Notice. Call (714) 744-2270 and have your Business License number ready, and your Federal Tax ID # or the last 4 digits of your Social Security Number – whichever one is usually listed on your Renewal Notice.
Yes. However, please make your changes before the Penalty Date, as some changes may lock you out of the payment process.
You may update your mailing address, business phone number, or email address, then continue to pay your business license renewal.
If you change your business name your account will be locked until it is reviewed and updated by City Staff. It may take up to 1 business day before your account is unlocked and you can finish paying your on-line renewal, so please allow time for this to be taken care of before the Penalty Date.
If you change your business address in Orange, your account will be locked until this is reviewed and approved. A $5.00 “Move Fee” will be added to your account. Your address change will either be approved and your account unlocked within 1 business day so that you can complete your transaction, or you will be sent an email asking you to apply for Zoning/Planning approval for the new location. Please do not wait until the Penalty Date to make this type of change.
You cannot change ownership information on-line. A new owner will need to apply for a new license.
Check your renewal notice. Is it asking for missing information? If so, you cannot renew on-line until you provide this information. Is it asking for documentation such as tenant lists, service providers, Sellers Permit, state license, etc? Fax these in to (714) 288-2170 and include a note asking us to give you access to your on-line account.
If you usually pay a Flat Tax, you may close your Business License on-line only if you did not continue to work in the City after the expiration date of your license, and there is no prior balance to be paid. If you worked in Orange after your expiration date, call (714) 744-2270 for extra help with this. If you pay a Gross Receipts Tax, you may not close your Business License on-line. You must send in your signed paper renewal notice, with the required tax calculations.