Business License

The Town of Los Altos Hills welcomes you to its business community. Starting a business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you great success in your new venture!

Los Altos Hills requires all businesses operating within the Town limits to obtain a business license and pay business license tax prior to commencing business operations.

The easiest and fastest way to apply for a new business license or renew your current license is using the online filing method. To begin, simply click on the “start now” button located on the right of this page. From the main menu please select the “apply” option to submit a new application for your business. Alternatively, you may download a copy of the business license application directly from the helpful forms section of this website.

If you need further assistance in applying for a business license, you are welcome to contact us at or Toll-Free at (650) 443-9095. Office hours are Monday-Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

What is a Business License?

A business license is an annual business tax for doing business within the Town limits. The Town of Los Altos Hills Municipal Code (Section 3-1.102) requires that you obtain a license when you conduct any business activity within the Town, even if your business is located outside of the Town limits or if you have a business license from another City. Businesses that are based in the Town must also have a business license. This includes home based businesses, building contractors, independent contractors, and non-profit businesses.

Business license taxes and fees help pay for Town services like roads, fire, police and other community services. These services benefit businesses, business owners, and the general public.

When should an application be submitted?

You are required to obtain a business license within 30 days of the commencement of business in the Town of Los Altos Hills. Penalties will apply if applications are received after this 30-day period. Thereafter, business licenses renew every year on December 31st and taxes and fees are due by January 31st.

Town of Los Altos Hills
C/O HdL Support Center
8839 N. Cedar Ave. #212 • Fresno, CA 93720