The City of Del Mar requires all businesses conducting “transactions and carrying on of business within the city” to obtain an annual business license. Home-based businesses and those that operate through a post office box are also required to obtain a business license. For information, please see the Business License frequently asked questions page and view this informational brochure (PDF) on starting a business in Del Mar.
Notice: The issuance of a business license does not supersede the zoning, planning, or operating regulations found in the City of Del Mar Municipal Code (DMMC). Please check city regulations before applying for a business license. It is the business owner’s responsibility to obtain all required permits. Conducting business without the required permits may result in a citation and/or fine. Please contact City Hall for more information regarding applicable regulations.
Additional business related forms and applications are available in the Forms Center (Business Section).
|Operations Permit||Department||Phone Number|
|Massage and Holistic Health Practitioner||Finance||858-755-9354|
|Use of Public Property||Community Services||858-755-1556|
For questions regarding planning or zoning regulations, contact the Planning Department at 858-755-9313.