Business License Checklist

Appropriate Zoning


For businesses within the city. Before beginning the process, make sure the type of business is compatible with the existing zoning for your proposed site. Provide the Assessor’s Parcel Number or street address of the property to the Planning Department to check the zoning before starting the process. You may contact the Planning Department at 760-246-2300, ext. 3028.

Building Inspection


Please call 760-246-2300, ext. 3057 to schedule inspection for Commercial and Industrial businesses in the city. There is a $60 fee for the inspection.

Business License


Anyone conducting business within Adelanto City limits must obtain a business license. The annual business license fees vary according to the type of business. To apply for a license or make inquires about the business license process, please contact the Business License Division at 888-602-0239, or Email the Business License Division.

Fictitious Business Name Statement


California Business and Professions Code requires fictitious business name statement be filed for the principle place of business in the State of California if your business is operated under a fictitious business name. This statement must be recorded with the San Bernardino County Clerk and published in a newspaper within the same county. This may be done through a newspaper that has a local distribution in the county in which the principle place of business is located. Please provide our office with proof of publication in the newspaper. This requirement will not apply if the business is conducted under a corporate name or listed in the corporate articles for same.

For more information, please contact the San Bernardino County Clerk:
222 W Hospitality Lane
1st Floor
San Bernardino, CA 92415
Phone: 855-732-2575

Fire Inspection


Call 760-995-8190 to schedule inspection for Commercial and Industrial businesses in the city.  You can contact the San Bernardino County Fire Department at:
15900 Smoke Tree Street
Suite 131
Hesperia, CA 92345

Health Permit


Approval by the San Bernardino County Environmental Health Department is required for any business involved in the handling of food, or for any business that has a pool, spa or Jacuzzi for public use. Please contact the San Bernardino County Environmental Health Department for more information:
15900 Smoke Tree Street
Suite 131
Hesperia, CA 92345
Phone: 760-995-8140

To schedule a plan check please call 909-948-5060.

New or Renewal of Business Tax Application


Notice to Pay $1 Fee - SB-1186 - Commencing January 1, 2013


On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186 which adds a state fee of $1 on any applicant for a local business license or similar instrument or permit, or renewal thereof.  The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.

Seller’s Permit (BOE) 


All businesses selling tangible personal property, at wholesale or retail in the city must contact the State Board of Equalization at 951-680-6400 or 800-400-7115. If you are moving a business from another area, or are opening a branch establishment in Adelanto, please be advised that a separate certificate must be issued for posting at the Adelanto location.

Disability Access Laws


Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public.