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.
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Renew a business license online - If you experience any delays with getting to the payment site, please log out and try again or you can also try using a different browser. We are aware of this issue and are working with our vendor to resolve this as quickly as possible. If you are unable to make the payment, please email your signed renewal application to firstname.lastname@example.org and then call (760) 744-1050, Ext. 3101 to make a payment over the phone.
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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