Renew Your Business License

Businesses located in, or operating in, the City of Ventura are required to renew their business license annually.  Business licenses are issued for the fiscal year, which commences on July 1st and ends on June 30th of each year.

Electronically (E-File) - Select the icon below


What you will need to renew online:

  • Business license number
  • Security code - you should have received an email May 17th with your code or you can find your code on your hard copy renewal form.  All renewal forms will be mailed out the first week of June.
  • Payment - all major credit or debit cards will be accepted (Visa, Mastercard, American Express, and Discover).  You may also pay by e-check.  To pay by e-check you must have your bank name, routing number, and bank account number.



What you will need to renew by paper:

  • Business license renewal notice
  • Payment - If submitting payment by mail, you may pay by check or money order.  If you prefer to pay in-person you may pay with cash, check, money order, credit or debit card.

Cannabidiol (CBD) Products

Any business that sells industrial hemp products containing no more than 0.3% tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is required to come to the Business Tax Office to sign an affidavit before opening a business license.  To see a sample of the form click here

Note: This form must be signed at the Business Tax Office.