Business License Information & Procedures

Business LicenseBusiness Licenses are required by all vendors performing services or providing goods within the City Limits and Naval Base Ventura County.

Issuance of a Business License is evidence only of the fact that a license tax has been paid. Submitting an application does not constitute zoning or any other approval of the proposed use, nor does it sanction or permit the operation of your business.

Business License Forms & Information

The "Business License Application" link above directs you to our new database effective April 1, 2023. To begin, select the Business License application:


Then click, "Apply Online":


Which will take you to the "Sign Up" tab to enter your email and password for first time Users:


You will first be prompted to enter the applicant’s contact information, then business information. To renew for the first time in our new database, under the Purpose of Application section, select “Renewal of Active Business License”; otherwise select “New Business License Application”.

Fill out all mandatory fields marked with an asterisk (*) and once complete, the application fee can be paid with a credit card or via eCheck for quick processing. Once the application has been processed by all required departments, you will be notified via email of business license tax and state-mandated fees due. Once payment is received, your license will be emailed to you.

Should you need to pay by cash or check, mark that option on the form. Make checks payable to the “City of Port Hueneme” and submit to 250 N. Ventura Rd., Port Hueneme, CA 93041. You must attach the following information with your payment to ensure we apply it to the correct application: Business Name, Business Address, Contact Person and Email

Note: Applications will not be reviewed until the application fee is paid and processed internally by staff; online payment via credit card or eCheck is preferred for quicker processing of applications.

Any questions regarding the application or business license process can be emailed to