On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186 which adds a state fee of $1 on any applicant for a local business license, or renewal thereof. The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.

Obtaining a Business Licenses PDF Print E-mail
Applications for a City of Covina (street addresses 2999 or lower) business license are available from the Finance Department at City Hall, or online in PDF fillable format.  For questions regarding Business Licenses, call (626) 384-5512, or visit the Finance Department, Covina City Hall, 125 E. College St., Monday through Thursday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.
It is important to understand that although Business License fees are paid at the time of application, the license is not activated and no business should transpire until the application is approved and a certificate is issued.
Online Business License Forms PDF Print E-mail

In Town New Business License Packet - For businesses and individuals with a fixed commercial location in the City of Covina

In Town Change Existing Business License Packet - For City of Covina licensed businesses that have a change of owner, location or name

In Home Business License Packet - For businesses and individuals operating from a residential location in the City of Covina

Out-of-Town Business License Packet - For businesses and individuals operating in the City of Covina, but maintain its fixed business location outside of the City of Covina

Rental Property License Packet - For businesses and individuals operating/owning residential rental property of 4 or more units

Film Permit Packet - Use for filming and still photography activity in the City of Covina

Real Estate Guidelines - Business Licensing guidelines for real estate corporations, brokers and agents.

Exemption Affidavit - Business License Tax Exemption Form.

Business Licenses for the City of Covina PDF Print E-mail
The City of Covina is pleased to support and partner with businesses located within our jurisdiction. To determine whether a business is located within the City limits, check the street address. If the address is 2999 or lower, the business location is in the City. If the address is higher than 2999, but has a Covina CA mailing address, the location is in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. While some of the resources listed here are provided regardless of location, others are specific to either the City or the County.
Business Resources:
Business Licenses, City of Covina
Business Licenses, LA County
Business Registry State Board of Equalization
Better Business Bureau