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LB business owner ordinance updated

Some Long Beach businesses will no longer require a business license

Published on September 11, 2018 1:34PM

LONG BEACH — Some small business owners in Long Beach will not be required to have business licenses.

At its Sept. 4 meeting, Long Beach City Council voted 4-1 to adopt an ordinance amendment that changes which businesses are required to have business licenses. Councilor Del Murray voted against the ordinance.

Any business which makes equal to or less than $2,000 annually and doesn’t maintain a physical place of business within city limits is exempt from obtaining a general business license.

State law required the council to choose between keeping separate records or not requiring business licenses for businesses which don’t make more than $2,000 and don’t have a brick and mortar location.

The exemption doesn’t apply to regulatory license requirements or activities that require specialized permits.

LB business owner ordinance updated


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