Welcome to the Business License Commission website. The Commission holds hearings as needed on Wednesdays at 9:00 a.m. in Room 374-A of the Kenneth Hahn Hall of Administration, 500 West Temple Street, Los Angeles, California, 90012, to determine whether to grant, deny, modify, suspend or revoke licenses, including charitable solicitation information cards.
The Commission is governed by Title 7 of the Los Angeles County Code - Business License
with authority in all unincorporated areas of the County, and also provides business licensing for Los Angeles County contract cities such as Malibu, Santa Clarita and Westlake Village. Responsibilities include investigating and taking action on matters connected with the public health, safety and welfare of County residents. Licensing matters for hearing are referred to the Commission by the Board of Supervisors or other County Departments. Business licenses requiring Commission action include, but are not limited to: taxicab franchises, taxi cab licenses, adult entertainment licenses, dance licenses, bookstores, billiard rooms, medical marijuana dispensaries, restaurants, salvage dealers, recycling centers, bingo operators, exhibitions, carnivals, circuses, health spas, massage parlors/technician, pictures arcades, rifle ranges, and private schools.
The Commission also encourages the formation of new and private charities to meet the needs of the public, and licenses and regulates all worthy enterprises of philanthropic nature.