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Any sign shop advertised in the yellow pages can make your banners, following our specifications.
Owners of non-residential commercial property (OMC 5.14.170) and owners of apartment complexes (OMC 5.02.040), are also required to maintain a Business License and report gross rental receipts. A separate Business License is required for each branch establishment or location of the business. (OMC 5.06.050) Any business based outside the City but operating in the City of Orange must obtain a Business License and carry it with them.
If you change your business location within the City, a $10.00 Move and Review Fee is charged and an updated business license application must be submitted. For additional details view the
Business License renewal notices are mailed during the month they expire. You have 1 month from the expiration date to renew. Failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve the business owner of the responsibility for renewing the license before the penalty date. Late payments receive a 25% penalty.
If you have a Gross Receipts Tax Schedule, you will need to state your business's gross revenue (before any expenses) for the last 12 months prior to the expiration date. Your license will be in renewal status and ready to renew online approximately three weeks before the expiration date. To renew your Business License online, visit the
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. The following types of business activities generally require additional review, a Conditional Use Permit, or some other form of discretionary action through the Planning Division. If you are proposing to establish any of these types of business activities, please check with the Planning Division before proceeding with your plans. Please note: This list may not encompass all the uses that may require Planning approval, and is subject to change.
This list includes: - Automobile Repair, Rental, Installation, Sales and Service Station - Wireless Facilities - Banquet and Festival Halls (Events) - Billiard Parlors - Bingo - Car Wash - Chemical Production - Church - Child Care Center (in church) - Cyber Café/Internet Café - Dance Studios, Dance Halls - Drive through service windows (such as restaurants) - Dry Cleaning (AQMD compliance) - Firearms - Hotels and Motels - Kennels - Live Entertainment (DJ, Singers, Dancers, Musicians) - Mobile Auto Detailing or Car Wash - Mobile Home Park - Music Instruction - Recycling Facilities - RV Sales and Services - Sale of Alcoholic Beverages - Schools - Seasonal (Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Tree Lots) - Special Events - Stables Trade or technical schools - Valet Parking - Vending Carts/machines - Video games, amusement devices (4 or more)
The following types of business activities are allowed in some commercial and industrial zoning districts, either as a permitted use, or a use allowed subject to issuance of a Conditional Use Permit: - 25% Increase in Office w/Industrial - District Metallurgy - Amusement Arcade - Mini-Mart - Convenience Store - Bed and Breakfast Inns (R2, R3, R4) - Movie Theater - Day Care, Senior Housing - Plant Nursery - Educational Institutions - Petroleum Products - Explosives - Recycling or Waste Reduction - Fortune Telling - Restaurant - Heliports - Storage Facility - Massage Establishments and Spa - Warehouse
Each new application for a Business License must include an application fee of $56, a State Mandated Fee of $4 and the minimum tax as listed on the back of the application for the specific type of business. The application fee and State Mandated Fee are non-refundable.
Business Licenses are not transferable. A change in ownership requires a new application.
If your business includes retail or wholesale activity you must obtain a Seller's Permit (Resale Number) from the California Department of Tax & Fee Administration. We need a copy of your Seller's Permit showing an Orange address when you apply for a Business License. Seller's Permits for other cities are not acceptable.
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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, phone numbers, 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 online 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 $10.00 “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 and Planning approval for the new location. Please do not wait until the Penalty Date to make this type of change. You cannot change ownership online. A new owner will need to apply for a new license. Please do not change the Primary Contact's home address to a mailbox or to a business address. This will not be accepted.
If you pay a Gross Receipts Tax, you cannot close your Business License online. You must send in your signed paper renewal notice, with the required tax calculations.
The City Clerk's Office300 E. Chapman Ave.Orange, CA 92866
You may contact the City Clerk to obtain a claim form by mail by calling (714) 744-5500.
Orange County Superior Court700 W. Civic Center Dr.Santa Ana, CA 92701
For instructions on how to file a Small Claims Action, please visit the California Courts website.
A special event is an organized activity of limited duration conducted on private property and open to the public. Special events may be a 5K walk, a grand opening with a band playing, a health fair, a carnival, etc. The permit regulates the time, manner, location, and duration of the temporary event. - An application packet, including a Certificate of Liability naming the City of Orange as certificate holder and separate endorsement naming the City of Orange as additional insured, must be submitted no later than four weeks prior to the event, or three months if a street closure is requested. Any street closure, carnival, or circus requires City Council approval. The event shall not be operated longer than nine consecutive days. - The cost of the permit is $60. - A cash bond may be required to cover any City services that may be required; the unused portion will be refunded.
If you are anticipating a Special Event, contact the Code Enforcement division at (714) 744-7244.
Online registration is easy, and provides immediate enrollment confirmation. Payments may be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card only. Your credit statement will show payment to the City of Orange.
Please call the Community Services Department at (714) 744-7274 for park availability. Provide the name of the park, facility, and the preferred date. Reservations must be made in person at 230 E. Chapman Ave, 92866 (office hours are 7:30 AM -5:30 PM Monday through Thursday and alternating Fridays.) Please note: we do not hold park space, all permit fees and deposits are due at the time of reservation, and permits are issues on a first come, first reserved basis.
If you are a resident of Orange, please bring proof of residency with you such as a current bill or car registration to receive the resident rates, which are slightly lower than non-resident rates. Driver’s license or check address are not acceptable. Please note, all permit fees and deposits are required when making the reservation, excluding Senior Center reservations.
Yes, we encourage visitors of Orange to enjoy our beautiful parks and amenities. Although non-resident rates apply, the permit rules and policies are the same as for our residents.
Yes, standard single bounce houses are allowed in most Orange parks however, you must obtain a permit at least one week prior to your event date. The permit cost is $30 and a deposit of $50 is required. Please note: unauthorized vehicles may not drive into the parks to unload. Bounce houses must be hand-carted in and accompanied with its own generator. They may not be placed in an area of the park that obstructs sidewalks or walkways.
The City of Orange is proud of offer a multitude of programs and activities for children and people of all ages such as sports, camps, recreational classes, etc. The best resource to find a complete listing of these activities is the City’s Our Orange magazine which is released quarterly.
You can register by mail, walk-in, drop box, and/or online.
The event will be held at Grijalva Park, 368 N. Prospect St., Orange 92869. The park will be closed to the general public starting July 1 and will open to the general public July 4.
Grijalva Park lots will be closed for general parking. General parking is available on a first come, first served basis at the parking lots of El Modena High School, Prospect Elementary. and Esplanade Elementary. Please refer to Event Map. Permit parking in the surrounding neighborhoods is suspended on July 3. Please park legally; do not park in red zones or block driveways.
ADA parking will be available on a first come first served basis at Grijalva Park via Walnut Avenue.
A drop-off zone is available at El Modena High School. Please note, the drop off zone is a 0.2 mile walk to the event entrance. It is suggested that attendees be prepared.
The following street closures and detours will be in effect:
July 1 to 3
- Grijalva Park will be closed to vehicles and patrons from July 1 to July 3 until 3:30 p.m. when event gates open.
- Prospect St. will be closed between Spring St. and Walnut Ave. starting at 9:00 a.m. Through traffic can access Prospect St. via Hewes St. McPherson Rd. will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians at Pearl Ave. Prospect Avenue from Spring St. to Walnut Ave. will not be accessible for firework viewing.
- Starting at 9:00 a.m., residents of Cambridge Creek will have southbound access to their community at E Carisbrooke via a soft closure at Prospect St. and Walnut Ave. Residents exiting Cambridge Creek will be able to exit northbound onto Prospect St.
- Starting at 9:00 a.m., residents of the Huntington Condos will have access to their community via N. Pageant Dr. off of Prospect St.
- Vehicle access to the park via Walnut Ave. (west of Prospect St.) will only be accessible to those with a Disabled Person Parking Placard/Plates or a Reserved Parking Pass. Please refer to event map.
- Prospect St. and McPherson Rd. will open once the event is over and cleared out.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased during normal business hours (Monday - Thursday and alternate Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) at the Community Services Department located at 230 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, 92866. Tickets will also be available onsite for purchase beginning at 3:30 p.m. on July 3rd. Tickets are $7 per person and children 2 and under are free. Cash, check, and Visa/MC are accepted.
The following are not permitted at Grijalva Park during the event:
• BBQ / Cooking
• Propelled objects
* Smoking/Vaping will only be allowed in designated area near the Sports Center.
The event is from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The musical program will begin at 8:00 p.m. immediately followed by the fireworks show (starting between 8:45 to 9:00 p.m.)
Student Permits are issued to productions being done for by a student enrolled in an accredited school, working on a production for a class project, assigned by a teacher/professor. Non-Profit Permits are issued for productions done by non-profit 501 (c) 3 entities, (Non-profit Filming.)
The only difference between the three types is that we charge fees for Commercial permits.
Apply online by selecting the job vacancy that interests you.
We post all current job openings on our website.
You can visit any public library and utilize their computers. You must have an active email address in order to set up your account and apply online.
You can be notified by creating a job interest card. When the position opens, you will receive an instant email notification.
Frank Sun, Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer/ADA Compliance Officer
A recruitment for Police Academy Trainee occurs every other month. You may fill out a job interest card to be notified immediately.
Yes. Typically summer hiring begins in late January or February. We recommend filling out a job interest card so that you may be notified when the summer positions are available.
Once your application passes the application screening, you will be invited by email for an oral interview.
Be sure that you know the following: • Time and place of your interview • Phone number (important if you can't make it or an emergency occurs) • Name of person who contacted you • Time allotted for your interview • The job for which you are being considered If you need to request reasonable accommodation for your interview, contact the Human Resources Department at (714) 744-7255 prior to your interview date.
The steps of the selection process vary depending upon the position. Once your application passes the application screening, you will be invited by email for an oral interview. Application screening and an oral interview may be all that is required. On the other hand, you may be required to pass a written exam; or a performance test may be required for a position requiring certain skills.
Yes. Orange Public Library and Orange County Public Library are 2 different systems and cannot use each other’s cards. There is no difficulty in getting a card at either place and having both. Find out how to get an Orange City Library Card on our Get a Library Card page.
**Note: Individuals who have recovered from their illness or injury are no longer eligible for the Homebound Delivery Service.
Your assigned volunteer will select, deliver, and return materials based on your interest profile from the initial interview. You work directly with your volunteer to schedule a delivery time and date that works best for both of you. Volunteers go through a background process.
Available Materials to Homebound Patrons:
Contact the Library Volunteer Coordinator at (714) 288-2569 or firstname.lastname@example.org to schedule an interview.
Wi-Fi is available in all public areas of the Main, Taft, and El Modena libraries until 10 minutes before the library closes. Hours vary by location. Some power outlets are available, but we suggest you have a fully charged battery. For safety reasons, please do not run power cables along the floor where people may trip over them.For branch-specific hours, please visit our visitor’s section hours page.
At the present time, no time limits are imposed. Wi-Fi is available until 10 minutes before the library closes. For closing times visit our Hours page.
You can call the general information number at 714-288-2400 to find out the hours of operation. We have listed our hours on our Hours, Locations, Maps page.
In order to protect and preserve the collection, it is maintained in a secured area, as is the case with all special collections. Library staff will bring the materials to you. When possible, we purchase duplicate circulating copies of books, and items from our files may be photocopied.
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Traffic citations can be signed off by any local law enforcement agency.
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You will need to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that was issued the citation and the date on which the citation was issued. The fee for a replacement citation is $6.00.
Make a copy of the citation, write a letter explaining why you are contesting the citation, include other supporting documents and mail it to: City of Orange, Citation Processing Center, P.O. Box 10479, Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479. In your letter, please include any documents that can support your dispute. You can also visit www.CitationProcessingCenter.com to submit a written appeal online.
To pay for the violation, you can mail the citation with payment to "City of Orange, Citation Processing Center, P.O. Box 10479, Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479." The Citation Processing Center only accepts checks or money orders through the mail. You can also visit www.CitationProcessingCenter.com to pay for the violation with the use of a Credit card.
The front desk is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. The Traffic Bureau counter is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed all major holidays. The Records counter is open Monday to Friday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. For after-hour vehicle releases, call (714) 744-7380.
The registered owner of the vehicle needs to come to the Orange Police Department’s Records counter, which is open from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday to Saturday. The registered owner needs to provide a valid California Driver’s License, or provide a valid identification and have another person with a valid California Driver’s License present. If possible, please bring a copy of any paperwork the officer gave to you at the time the vehicle was impounded. The fee to release an impounded vehicle is $239.
The following is required: - The registered owner or their agent must be present with a valid driver’s License. - If the registered owner does not possess a driver’s license, he/she must have a VALID California Government issue identification card. - Current registration and insurance for the impounded vehicle. - A fee to be paid for the release at the Orange Police Department for $239.00. For information on your impounded vehicle, call (714) 744-7451
View and download the Alarm Registration Form (PDF)
If your incident is an emergency, call 9-1-1. If non-emergency call (714) 744-7444.
No. If a crime took place outside the City of Orange, please call the law enforcement agency for that jurisdiction.
A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person, or where to find the person, who committed the crime or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.
If this took place on the freeway or the interstate, please call the California Highway Patrol office nearest you.
Evidence is any item which could lead to the identity, arrest, and conviction of a suspect. Examples: Fingerprints, blood, weapons, tools, and miscellaneous property left behind at the scene.
To register as a new permit holder with the Citation Processing Center, upload the required documents; a government issued ID, current utility bill, or for Chapman University students, submit your enrollment verification letter, government issued ID, and utility bill.
You should receive an email within 24-48 hours verifying your permit was approved or denied. If approved, submit your payment and the permit will be mailed to you within seven days.
Click here to register, pay, or renew a parking permit then select one of the following options:
Questions can be directed to the Citation Processing Center customer service line (800) 969-6158.
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday. You will need to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that was issued the citation and the date on which the citation was issued. The fee for the replacement citation is $6.00.
Due to high priority calls for service, response times to reports of loud parties may be extended on nights and weekends.
Any reports involving a juvenile cannot be released without approval from Juvenile Court. To receive approval, submit the Report of Law Enforcement Agency Form (PDF)
Note: State Government, County, and local government employees are not exempt. Contractors hired by government agencies are not exempt. Non-profit groups are not exempt.