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**Assembly Bill 3002 went into effect on January 1, 2019, which provides information regarding disability access requirements and resources to business owners.

To read the full notice click HERE.

Senate Bill (SB) 205, requires a business operation that is a “regulated industry” to enroll in the NPDES permit program. SB 205 only affects those businesses with primary Standard Industrial Classification (SIC) codes that are identified by the State Water Board as requiring enrollment in the Industrial General Permit (IGP). Completion and submission of this information is required with your 2020 business license application. For Questions on Coverage, Requirements and Eligibilty, please click HERE.

City of Brea - New Business License Application

What you need to know to get started:

1. Business licenses are renewed on a annual basis and expire the end of December of each year.

2. The business start date is the first date your business started operating in the City of Brea. 

3. Employee identification numbers are required for all new businesses.  Sole owner or partnerships are
required to provide Social Security number or California driver's license 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 3 business days you will receive an email containing
the amount due and instructions on how to make payment online.

The City of Brea 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 714-886-6314
to speak with a customer service representative.