What type of businesses need to obtain a permit before applying for a business license?

Businesses involved in the following operations need to first obtain a permit before applying for a business license:

  • acupressure establishments
  • acupressurists
  • adult content
  • advertising by sound trucks
  • amusements (circuses, menageries, tent shows, theatricals, and vaudeville shows)
  • auction sales
  • entertainment
  • dance halls
  • late night and early morning operations (businesses operating between 12:00a.m. midnight and 6:00 a.m.)
  • massage parlors
  • taxi cabs or vehicles for hire


Please contact HDL to apply for a business license. City of Artesia C/O HdL Support Center 8839 N. Cedar Ave. #212 • Fresno, CA 93720 562.222.8742

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1. Who needs to apply for a business license?
2. What type of business license application do I need?
3. What forms must be submitted when I apply for a business license?
4. How long will it take to process my business license application?
5. If the business is only changing owners not operations do I still need a license?
6. How much does my business license cost?
7. When does my business license expire?
8. What are the consequences of not renewing my license?
9. What type of businesses need to obtain a permit before applying for a business license?
10. Can I request a list of businesses licensed in the city?