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Business License Application
Application must include the business address, business name, opening date, ownership type, federal tax ID number if incorporated, a resale number if applicable, business phone number, emergency phone if applicable, owner/officer name and home address, title of officer, type of business, drivers license, social security number or tax ID number, workers compensation for contractors, and contractor information if applicable. All applications must be signed and dated. View Form

Certificate of Use
A completed Certificate of Use is required for businesses located in the city in any commercial location. This form must be approved by our Planning Department before a license will be issued. View Form

Home Based Business Permit
A completed Home Based Business Permit must be submitted by all applicants who are physically operating their business from their homes in Palm Desert. This form must be approved by both the Planning Department and Code Department before a license can be issued. View Form
Please Note: When operating a business from your home a Business License is required in addition to the Home Based Permit.

One Day Business License Application
Businesses or individuals interested in participating as a vendor during a Special Event will need to obtain a "one day business license" for each event. The cost is $29.00 per day. Businesses that already have a business license from the City of Palm Desert do not require an additional one day license for special events. View Form

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