Business License


Thank you for choosing the City of Duarte as a place to establish your business!

Every person or company conducting business in the City of Duarte is required to obtain a business license. Business license applications can be obtained at City Hall.

You must register and pay for the business license PRIOR to the commencement of your business in Duarte. The business license tax is paid ANNUALLY. The City sends renewal notices as a courtesy to the business owner, but it is the responsibility of the individual business owner to be aware of the business tax due date and send payment in a timely manner.

Business licenses are not transferable or assignable to any other person or corporation. If there is a change in ownership, the City of Duarte must be notified and a new application completed. Business Licenses cannot be issued when another permit is required before operations begin.

If you are interested in applying, visit Business Forms for an application and visit Obtaining a Business License on how to properly complete an application. A Guide to Starting a Business in Duarte is provided to assist you in applying for a business license.

If you have any questions, please contact Business License during regular business hours, Monday – Thursday, 7:30 am – 6:00 pm at (626) 386-6813.


Kristine Shuttleworth
Accounting Specialist
(626) 386-6813