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The City of Carson is pleased to announce two new programs available for Carson business owners and/or property owners: (1) Small Business Grant Program, and (2) Commercial Façade Improvement Program. A maximum of $1 Million is allocated for each program.

The City is now accepting applications from eligible applicants. Prospective applicants can prepare now by visiting the program webpage provided below to review requirements and gather required documents.
Business News & Announcements
  • Ordinance was adopted by the City Council January 17, 2023 and will go into effect February 16, 2023. City is soliciting applications now in advance of the ordinance taking effect, with the objective of awarding franchises during the February 21, 2023, City Council meeting. A franchise agreement will be entered into between City and each franchisee, which agreement will be approved during said meeting.
    Tow Franchise Application Letter
    Tow Franchise Application Form
  • Two New Programs for Carson Small Businesses - Small Business Grant Program and Commercial Facade Improvement Program Click here for details.
  • Covid-19 Disaster Small Business Loan Program
  • County grant and loan program
  • Search for a Business in Carson
    City of Carson Business Search

  • Recycling for Businesses and Multi-Family Complexes
    As of July 1, 2012, state law has made recycling mandatory for certain businesses and multi-family complexes. All businesses that produce four cubic yards or more of trash per week and multi-family properties of five units or more (such as apartment buildings) are required to recycle using one of the following methods: subscribe to a service that collects recyclables separately, send materials to a mixed waste processing facility that diverts recyclables, or self-haul recyclables. Implementation of the new law Assembly Bill (AB341), is overseen by the California Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle).

    The goal of AB341 is to increase statewide recycling rates to 75 percent by the year 2020 in order to reduce waste and greenhouse gas emissions. Commercial recycling, which has not been as common as single-family residential recycling, will be a key component in achieving this goal. To learn more, visit   or 

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Contact City Hall
City Hall Main Line: (310) 830-7600,
7 a.m. - 6 p.m., Monday - Thursday
Fraud Hotline: (877) 746-8847
Crime Hotline: (310) 847-8300
Graffiti: (310) 847-3500

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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