A Division of Community Development

Any person conducting business within the City must have a valid business license issued by the City of Calimesa.  Doing business in the City is defined as being located in or entering into the City to conduct business with the intent of being paid. This includes businesses based in other cities that enter Calimesa as part of their work such as contractors and delivery companies.  It also includes businesses that are located here, but may not have customers in Calimesa.  Having a presence, even temporarily, in Calimesa requires a business license.  All fees are due at the time of application submittal; fees are not contingent upon approval.


Please click the link below for instructions, fees, and application(s):




Finance Department


908 Park Avenue

Calimesa, California 92320

Phone:  909.795.9801, ext. 221

Fax:  909.795.4399





7:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Monday through Thursday



Please comment on the service you received from the Business License and Passport Departments by completing our Customer Comment Form.  Your input is valuable and appreciated.



Economic Development


Calimesa Corridor Initiatives


The California Division of Labor Standards Enforcement (DLSE) also has additional Licensing and Registration Requirements for several different industries.

  • Licenses for Farm Labor Contractors, Talent Agents, Industrial Homework, and Employers, Supervisors, and Transporters of Minors Working in Door-to-Door sales;

  • Registration of Garment Manufacturers/Contractors and Car Wash & Polishing Businesses;

  • Certification to Studio Teachers; and

  • Collection of bonds for businesses engaging in Fee-Related Talent Services.

  • Requirements for Tobacco Retailers

Please contact the DSLE to find out what additional licensing and registration requirements might apply to your business.