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  • Business License Payment Options

    Please note, for an initial business license you MUST apply in person.  
    To download the appropriate license application, click here .

  • Pay License Online

    You can pay your business tax (renewals only) through the internet.  To pay by this method please have your credit card and business license account number information available.  Your account number is required to pay online. If you do not have your account number, please contact staff in the Business License Section at (626) 744-4166.

    There is a $7.50 convenience charge per business license account, paid by this method. The maximum you can pay by this method for a business license is $5,000.00.  If your payment exceeds the maximum amount allowed, please contact business license staff at (626) 744-4166.

    If there are any changes needed to your business license account, remember to contact the Pasadena Business License Section in writing.

    If your business address, ownership or number of employees has changed, please do NOT pay your bill online. There are forms that you must complete and there may be addition charges that may apply. You will also be given a new account number.

    If you are paying your renewal after the due date, or if your account is delinquent please be aware that penalties and interest may have been added to your account which may not appear on this screen.

    We accept the following card(s): American Express, Discover, Mastercard, Visa and most ATM cards

    We also accept electronic funds transfers from the following bank account type: Saving, Checking

    There is a $7.50 convenience fee to pay by Credit or Debit card. There is a $7.50 convenience fee to pay by Electronic Funds Transfer.

    After clicking on the link below, you will be asked to:

    1. Select a payment type
    2. Enter your business license account number (directions on how to find your account number are provided)
    3. Enter a payment amount
    4. Confirm your entries
    5. Upon receipt of approval, please write down the confirmation number for future reference.


    Click here to pay your business license online (renewals only) >>


  • Business License Office Hours

    Monday through Friday 7:30 am - 5:15 pm

    City of Pasadena Business Services Section
    100 North Garfield Avenue, Room N106
    P.O. Box 7115
    Pasadena, CA 91109-7215
    Map and Directions >>

    Phone: (626) 744-4166


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