Contractors License

All contractors and subcontractors doing business in the City of Carson are required to obtain a city business license. Every contractor hiring subcontractors to perform work in the City, regardless whether the subcontractor is under the contractor's control or direction and regardless if the subcontract is written or oral, each subcontractor is required to obtain a separate business license.   Any subcontractor working under the direction of a contractor Failure of such general or engineering contractor to comply with the foregoing provisions shall render such general or engineering contractors liable to the City for an additional license fee equal to the amount of such subcontractor's unpaid license fee, plus any penalties for delinquency accruing thereon.

Each contractor, regardless of State licensing type, shall furnish the Revenue Division a list of all subcontractors working on any project. 

NEW BUSINESS LICENSE APPLICATION:  A new Business License application is required when applying for a new license.

Please note all quoted tax rates and fees are for the calendar year 2019, and subject to change January 1, 2020.

Construction Business Located in Carson 

*    Commercial Business License tax = $369.00 to $541.00 (includes processing fee, State CASp fee, approval/inspection fees, administrative office tax).  Tax payment due correlates to the Contractors State License issued to the business.

*    Homebased Business License (minimum) tax = $203.00 to $375.00 (includes processing fee, State CASp fee, Planning approval fee).  Tax payment due correlates to the Contractors State License issued to the business.

Construction Businesses Located Outside of Carson

*    Commercial Business License tax = $203.00 to $375.00 (includes processing fee, State CASp fee).  Tax payment due correlates to the Contractors State License issued to the business.

Additional fees may be applied upon receipt and review of the application and payment.   

 

All business license accounts are renewed annually.





Please refer to the links below for detailed contractor and subcontractors requirements and forms.


Please contact the Revenue Division at (310) 952-1748 if you have any further questions regarding your city's licensing requirements.

 

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700

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