Business Licenses

Business Licenses in La Mesa

Per La Mesa Municipal Code Section 6.04, anyone doing business in the City of La Mesa must have a Business License issued by the City of La Mesa. This includes:
  • All businesses with La Mesa addresses
  • Residents working from their homes
  • Out-of-city businesses such as contractors, sub-contractors, delivery businesses, etc.
  • All professionals, per La Mesa Municipal Code Section 6.08.040.

Doing business in the city is defined as being located in or entering into the city to conduct business with the intent of being paid. This includes businesses based in other cities that enter La Mesa as part of their work such as contractors and delivery companies. It also includes businesses that are located here but may not have customers in La Mesa. Having a presence, even temporarily, in La Mesa requires a business license.
Business License Renewals
Businesses who already have an existing license with the City of La Mesa can now renew online.  Please click on the following button. Processing fees apply.
Business License Lists
Business license listings are updated monthly and are available through the following: