Business License



NEW LOCATION AS OF MONDAY, NOVEMBER 21ST, 2022

30448 RANCHO VIEJO RD. #110

SAN JUAN CAPISTRANO, CA 92675



The Finance Department issues business licenses for all parties that conduct business within City limits, as defined by the City's Municipal Code. Applications are accepted in-person, by mail, and by email.

To apply for a business license, please complete a business license application and email it to: businesslicenses@sanjuancapistrano.org. If you need assistance, our customer service personnel are ready to help you at the City's temporary City hall located at 30448 Rancho Viejo Road, suite 110. Walk-ins are welcome, but appointments take precedence over walk-in. See link below if you want to schedule an appointment.

BUSINESS LICENSE APPOINTMENT (Link)


Renew Business License 

1. Business License Search (Link)

2. Online Payment  (Link)



Businesses - In-City 

  1. Business License Application (PDF)
  2. In- City Businesses must also complete one of the following:

Businesses - Out of City

  1. Business License Application (PDF)

Special Event "Umbrella" Licenses

For special events that will be featuring multiple vendors, the special event coordinator must file with the Business License Department an application for an "umbrella" business license to cover their out-of-City concessions/ vendors. The individual vendors for these events are not required to obtain their own licenses when listed under an "umbrella" business license.