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.

Apply for a new business license online

All business license accounts are renewed annually.

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

Should you have any questions, please send an email to or call (310) 952-1748 during City Hall business hours, Monday - Thursday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm.


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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