Business Licenses

Business License Process & Applications

All entities transacting business within the City of Hesperia must obtain and maintain a valid business license. The business license process commences upon submission of an application to the Business License Section at City Hall. Visit the following links for more information:

If you are planning to operate your business at a commercial or industrial area in Hesperia, you must apply for a certificate of occupancy in person by visiting City Hall. Documentation requirements will vary based upon your business type. If you have any questions regarding this requirement, please contact Building and Safety at (760) 947-1311.

If you are planning on operating your business from your home, please print and sign the Home Occupation Permit Information form as well.


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Business License Activity Reports

Click here to access monthly business license reports for issued licenses.

Rental Housing Business License Fees

On June 7, 2022, the City of Hesperia’s Rental Housing Business License Ordinance was amended to permit self-certifications for certain rental property owners in lieu of inspections. On October 12, 2022, the City of Hesperia amended the fee schedule for rental housing business licenses by reducing the maximum fees charged for license processing (for both new and existing leases) and inspections. The updated fee schedule can be found at  

For more information on the Rental Housing Business License and Inspection Program, please visit: Rental Housing Business License and Inspection Program | City of Hesperia - Official Website