In-City Home Occupation


The City of La Mesa will be waiving business license fees for all in-city businesses (businesses with a physical location in the city) through April 2021. The $4.00 state-mandated CASp fee still applies. If paying online, the fees cannot be waived and renewals should instead be mailed to the address provided on the form. Thank you for being a La Mesa business.

Application Submission & Cost

A Home Occupation License is for businesses based from the home. The application cost is $39 and $74 for Contractors. The applicant must appear in person to be approved by the Community Development Department. The process generally takes two to three weeks for the license to arrive to you in the mail.