Who needs a business license?
Any individual, partnership, corporation, or other organization that wishes to conduct business within the City of Orange must obtain a Business License. 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 License Certificate from the City to do so, or without complying with any and all applicable provisions of title."


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.

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1. Who needs a business license?
2. Selling alcoholic beverages?
3. I want to change the location of my business.
4. Fictitious business name statement (DBA)
5. What if my business is going to prepare or sell food?
6. What if I need to renew my license?
7. Are there penalties for late renewal?