Info for your Business
To run your business legally, there are certain federal and state licenses and permits you will need to obtain. These resources will help you understand the requirements for your small business
State Licenses – Many occupations, such as physician, attorney, construction contractor, etc., require a State license. You may be required to show proof of this license before a City registration certificate is issued. Contact State Department of Consumer Affairs at (800) 344-9940 for more info.
When starting a business, advice from nonprofit organizations such as SCORE, Small Business Development Centers and the SBA can help you avoid common pitfalls
SCORE – is a nonprofit association dedicated to helping small businesses get off the ground, grow and achieve their goals through education and mentorship
SBA – The U.S. Small Business Administration has delivered millions of loans, loan guarantees, contracts, counseling sessions and other forms of assistance to small businesses.
OCSBDC – The Orange County Small Business Development Center stimulates economic growth in Orange County by providing small businesses and entrepreneurs with expert consulting, effective training and access to resources.OCBC – Orange County Business Council (OCBC) is the leading voice of business on important issues locally, regionally and nationally. The organization works to enhance Orange County’s economic development and prosperity to preserve a high quality of life
OCDB – In Partnership with the Orange County Board of Supervisors, the Orange County Development Board oversees Orange County’s workforce development activities and establishes programs in response to the workforce needs of Orange County, including labor market information, employment and training services, and business assistance
OC One Stop Center– The Orange County One-Stop Center(s) specialize in helping companies fill vacant positions by connecting them with the thousands of job seekers who utilize our services to train, search and interview for jobs every year.
IRS –Tax information for businesses
Cal Gold – This website assists you in finding appropriate permit information for your business. It also provides contact information for the various agencies that administer & issue these permits
City of Placentia Important Telephone Numbers
Building Department 714.993.8127
Development Services 714.993.8124
Finance Department 714.993.8237
Police Department 714.993.8164
City Hall Hours: 7:30 am—6:00 pm Monday to Thursday
Building and Planning Counter Hours Monday to Thursday 7:30 am-2:00 p.m
City Hall, 401 East Chapman Avenue