City of Half Moon Bay - New Business License Application
What you need to know to get started:
1. Most business licenses are renewed on a annual basis and expire on September 30th of each year.
2. The business start date is the first date your business started operating in the City of Half Moon Bay.
3. Employee identification numbers are required for all new businesses. Sole owner or partnerships are
required to provide Social Security number for all owners/partners. LLC, Limited Partnership, Trust or
Corporations are required to provide a Federal Employee Identification Number (FEIN)
or State Employee Identification Number (SEIN) for the business.
4. No payment will be required until your application has been reviewed and accepted. You will receive
an email verifying the receipt of application. Within 5 business days you will receive an email containing
the amount due and instructions on how to make payment online.
The City of Half Moon Bay would like to welcome you to its business community.
We know that starting a new business can be exciting and challenging.
We wish you the greatest success in your new venture!
If you need any assistance with the application process, please call (650) 443-9050
to speak with a customer service representatives.