Starting a Business?
A business license is required of all businesses operating within the city limits, including temporary activities and contractors with offices outside the City. Rates vary according to the type of business. Click here for information pertaining to massage establishments.
For your convenience, we have attached the following forms that can be filled out by either inputting the information on your computer, or by printing it out and filling it out by hand. Once you have completed the form, please follow the instructions at the top of the form. Any additional Information regarding the business license can be obtained by calling the Administrative Services Department at (714) 990-7686 or sending an e-mail to BusinessLicenseInfo@ci.brea.ca.us
Unless your business is home-based, an application for a Certificate of Occupancy is also required in order to obtain a business license.
Payment of this tax does not constitute zoning, building or fire code approval. Check with the Community Development Department in order to determine if your business can be legally established at your location.
There is also information about:
Starting a Business
Frequently Asked Questions
City Ordinance pertaining to massage establishments
Worksheet for Fire Prevention Inspections
New restaurants need to submit a FOG application, in addition to applying to the City of Brea for a business license and certificate of occupancy. As part of the NPDES (National Pollution Discharge Elimination System) local municipalities are responsible to conduct inspections for correct handling of Fats, Oils and Greases.
To get the FOG application packet, click here.
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