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City of West Hollywood - New Business Registration Application

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What you need to know to get started: 1. All Businesses either located or conducting business in the City of West Hollywood must register/obtain a Business Tax Certificate from the City for the purpose of reporting and paying City taxes. 2. Business registrations are renewed on an annual basis and expire February 1st of each year. 3. The business start date is the first date your business started operating in the City of West Hollywood. 4. Employee identification numbers are required for all new businesses. Sole owner or partnerships are required to provide Social Security number for all owners/partners. LLC, Limited Partnership, Trust or Corporations are required to provide a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN) or State Employee Identification Number (SEIN) for the business. 5. No payment will be required until your application has been reviewed and accepted. You will receive an email verifying the receipt of application. Within 3 business days you will receive an email containing the amount due and instructions on how to make payment online. Per AB 2184, you may protect your residential address by providing a different Service of Process address in accordance with Sections 16000.1(a)(2) and 16100.1(a)(2) of the Business and Professions Code. To do so, please Apply in person - you may not apply online. The City of West Hollywood would like to welcome you to its business community. We know that starting a new business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you the greatest success in your new venture! If you need any assistance with the application process, please call (323) 848-6451 to speak with a customer service representives.