License and Permit Fees

Tax Rate Schedules
2024 Tax Rate Schedule (PDF)
2023 Tax Rate Schedule (PDF)

NOTE: In 1996, the Carson voters passed Measure K which allows the City to annually adjust the Tax Rate Schedule for business license tax and permit, based on the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Therefore, the tax rate will vary year to year.

Schedule of Permit Fees
Regulatory Permit Fee Schedule

Carson Municipal Code Sections
Business License Penalty (Section 6326)
Business Permit Penalty (Section 6395)

Apportioned Business License Tax is available to businesses located outside the city but conduct a portion of their business in Carson. Click on the Apportioned License Fees link below for additional information.
Apportioned License Fees

Comprehensive Fee Study
The City contracted with Revenue & Cost Specialist (RCS) to conduct a thorough review of all City related fees. All services were identified, as well calculating staff time spent in relation to those services. RCS finalized a comprehensive report discussing each service, as well as the methodology in determining adjusted fees. The report and recommended fees go before the City Council on June 6, 2023. A public hearing notice has been posted in accordance with state law. The Cost of Services Study report, 2023 Uniform Comprehensive Schedule of Fees, RCS's PowerPoint, and Resolution 23-091 adopting recommended fees can be viewed via the links below. For any questions related to the fee study or fees, please e-mail the Revenue Division staff at or call (310) 952-1748 during City Hall business hours, Monday - Thursday, 7 am - 6 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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