Using this online service, you can pay and renew your business license for Culver City, California. 


What information is required to renew a business license/tax certificate in Culver City, California online?

To renew your business license or business tax certificate issued by Culver City online, you will need the following:

  • Business Tax Renewal Notice or Notice of Balance Due
  • Owner's CID (located at the bottom of Renewal Notice or Notice of Balance Due)
  • Account ID (located at the bottom of Renewal Notice or Notice of Balance Due)

Who requires a business tax certificate in Culver City, CA?

All individuals, corporations, firms, syndicates, joint stock corporations, partnerships, trusts, associations, organizations, clubs, and societies which offer goods, materials, commodities, wares, merchandise or services for sale to the public in Culver City and all professions, crafts, trades, occupations and callings of every kind and nature which are carried on for profit in Culver City are required to obtain a business tax certificate within 30 days of starting business. 

A business tax certificate is required whether the business actually makes a profit or not. Independent contractors must obtain a business tax certificate. Non-profit organizations are required to obtain a business tax certificate, but are exempted from paying business tax on those activities for which they have I.R.S. proof of tax exemption. 

How often do I need to renew my business license in Culver City?

Culver City Business Tax Certificate is valid for the current calendar year, January through December. It must be renewed for each year that the business is in operation.

When are business taxes due? What is the penalty for late payment?

Culver City Business taxes are due upon receipt of the business tax certificate renewal notice which is mailed in early December of each year. Business tax becomes delinquent if not paid by the last day of February.

Late payment carries a penalty of 20% per month up to 100% of the amount due.