Starting a Business in the City of Half Moon Bay
The City of Half Moon Bay welcomes you to its business community. Starting a business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you great success in your new venture! The City of Half Moon Bay requires all businesses operating within the City limits to obtain a business license and pay business license tax prior to commencing business operations.
The easiest and fastest way to apply for a new business license or renew your current license is using the online filing method. To begin, simply click on the "Start Now" button located on the right of this page. From the main menu please select the "apply" option to submit a new application for your business. Alternatively, you may download a copy of the business license application directly from the helpful forms section of this website.
Filing & Paying Your Half Moon Bay Lodging Establishment TOT & BID
Transient Occupancy Tax and BID Assessment returns for Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, RV Parks or Vacation Rentals can now be submitted via mail, e-mail, online, and by phone to simplify your monthly or quarterly reporting. To submit your TOT or BID online please click the "Start Now" button found on the right and select the "Renew" option to begin your monthly or quarterly filing process.
If you need further assistance or help applying for a business license, you are welcome to contact us at Support@HdLgov.com or by phone at (888) 602-0239. All questions and applications are now processed online or over the phone.