The City of San Marcos requires all businesses within city limits to have a valid business license. Doing business in the city, even temporarily, is defined as being located in or entering into the city to conduct business. This includes businesses based in other cities that enter San Marcos as part of their work, such as contractors and delivery companies.
The City’s online License renewal software is currently down. We do apologize for this inconvenience. If you would like to email your completed/signed renewal form and pay over the phone with a debit/credit card, please call the cashier at (760) 744-1050, Ext. 3272 for instructions on how to proceed.How do I...
New Business License Application -
Submit by email to email@example.com. You will be contacted once your application is processed and asked to provide payment information over the phone.
If you conduct business under any of the following categories, a separate regulatory license/permit must be obtained that will require special processing. This is in addition to a business license. To obtain additional information and an application packet, please call (760) 744-1050 and the appropriate extension listed below.
|Amusement License||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3204|
|Bingo License||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3111|
|Dance License||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3204|
|Entertainment Establishment License||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3204|
|Firearms License||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3111|
|Massage Establishment License||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3101|
|Nonprofit Solicitation License||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3111|
|Solicitor License||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3111|
|Taxicab Permit||(760) 744-1050, ext. 3111|
|Finance Department||Business Licenses|
|1 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
|(760) 744-1050, ext. 3101