Business License

The City of Malibu does not issue business licenses. The City adopted the Los Angeles County Code regarding business licenses, which lists those businesses that must be licensed.

Los Angeles County Business License Info

For additional information or for a business license application, contact the Los Angeles County Business License Office at 213-974-2011 or go to the County Treasurer's website.

Home-Based Business

If you plan to run a business out of your home, you must also comply with the Home Occupation Rules.

State of California Tax & Business support Info

 The California Department of Tax and Fee Administration (CDTFA) administers California's sales and use taxes, as well as fuel, tobacco, alcohol, and cannabis taxes, and a variety of other taxes and fees that fund specific State programs. 

For specific information about how to register for permits and licenses, and how to file and report correctly, visit

CDTFA also assists business owners in finding the appropriate permit information for their business through the CalGold website at The comprehensive website provides contact information for the various agencies that administer and issue permits, including those for cities, counties, and other departments.

Other Business Resources

Local businesses interested in joining the Malibu Chamber of Commerce can contact the Chamber at 310-456-9025 or via email. For more information, visit the Chamber website.