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.

        Fictitious Name/DBA

        CA Resale Number

        Federal Employer Tax Identification Number (FEIN)

        Employment Development Department (EDD)

        State Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC)

        Orange County Health Care Agency

        City of Placentia Business License

        Alarm Permit


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.

OCSBDCThe 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.

 IRSTax information for businesses

Cal GoldThis 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

Placentia Library 

        City of Placentia Economic Development 

City of Placentia Important Telephone Numbers

Administration 714.993.8117

Building Department 714.993.8127

Development Services 714.993.81

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

Placentia Chamber of Commerce
117 N. Main Street
Placentia, CA 92870