A GUIDE TO ESTABLISHING A BUSINESS IN THE CITY OF ORANGE
The following information is provided as public service to assist persons interested in establishing and conducting business in the City of Orange.
Who needs a Business Tax Certificate?
Any individual, partnership or corporation who wishes to conduct business within the City of Orange must obtain a Business Tax Certificate. Orange Municipal Code Section 5.02.040 states "it is unlawful for any person to transact and carry on any business, trade, profession, calling or occupation in the City without first having procured a Business Tax Certificate from the City to do so, or without complying with any and all applicable provisions of title."
Owners of non-residential commercial property are required to maintain a Business Tax Certificate and report gross rental receipts. (OMC 5.14.170)
A separate Business Tax Certificate is required for each branch establishment or location of the business. (OMC 5.06.050)
Before You Apply...
Contact the City of Orange Planning and Zoning Department at (714) 744-7220 to inquire about zoning banners and sign requirements for your type of business at its planned location. In addition, you must comply with all City, County, and State regulations for zoning, building, health, and safety.
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