If you plan on operating a business in Covina, California, you need to apply for a business license. All businesses are required to be properly licensed before they can do business in Covina. This includes all types of businesses, regardless of the industry that they are in or the types of products or services that they provide. It also includes businesses that are not located in Covina but that plan on doing business there.
The city has a convenient online application form posted on their website. All that you have to do to apply for your licenses to fill out this form and submit it. The form itself asks for relatively basic information about your business including the name of your company, the address where it is located, and a basic description of exactly what it is that your business does.
You will also need to provide information about the owners of the business including their names, addresses, Social Security numbers, and contact information. If you are a contractor, you will need to provide your state contractor’s license number during the application process, as well. If you don’t already have this number, you will need to work with the state to get licensed as a contractor before applying for a business license.
You will also need to provide information on the number of full-time and part-time employees working for your business. Finally, you will also be asked to provide emergency contact information in case the city needs to get a hold of you and they can’t reach you.
As you can see, this is all fairly basic information that should be easy for you to provide. Along with the application, you also need to fill out a questionnaire. The questionnaire goes into a little bit more detail about the scope and operation of your business. This questionnaire should be relatively straightforward to fill out. It is approximately four pages long and shouldn’t take you too long to get through.
Once you have filled out the application and the questionnaire, all that is left to do is to pay the application fee and wait for your license to be approved. If you have any trouble during the application process, you can contact the City of Covina by phone or email for assistance. Someone will be happy to help walk you through the process of applying for your license. Alternatively, you can visit their office in person to talk to someone face-to-face about the process.