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550 East 6th Street
Beaumont, CA 92223
Frequently Asked Questions for Businesses
See below for answers to the most frequently asked questions received from businesses considering relocating to or expanding in the City of Beaumont. Our trained and responsive staff looks forward to answering your specific questions. If you have additional questions or requests, please call 951-769-8518.

Q. How do I start a business in The City of Beaumont?
A. The Business Resource Center offers a wealth of community resources to aid individuals in starting a business. Economic development staff is here to assist you with your business needs. If you need assistance locating a site for your business, navigating through the city process, or need technical information on how to run a business, please call the City of Beaumont at 951-769-8518.

Q. Where should I locate my business?
A. Economic development and planning staff can assist you in finding an appropriate location for your business operation in the City of Beaumont. When considering a business location, you should also consider zoning regulations. Contact the Planning Department to obtain zoning clearance for your business location.

Q. Who do I contact first?
A. Your first step in opening a business should be to contact the Business Hotline at 951-769-8518. An economic development representative will be happy to assist in providing information about the City process. You will also have to contact the Planning Department, and Building and Safety Department.

Q. Does the city have a list of available, vacant properties for commercial and industrial development?
A. Yes, the City of Beaumont has an inventory database of available property for lease and for sale.

Q. I am considering moving my business to City of Beaumont. What services are available to help me evaluate the opportunity?

A. The City of Beaumont Business Resource Center is available to aid companies considering moving their business to Beaumont. When an interested business contacts the Business Resource Center, an economic development representative in association with the business assistance team can assist with everything  from development costs to incentives. The business assistance team is an interdepartmental coordinated effort which guarantees rapid responses for your questions and concerns. We take care of all the groundwork to make working with City of Beaumont a pleasurable experience and to allow your company's development solutions to be simple and cost effective.

Q. Does my type of business activity require special permits / licenses?

A. Special permits and licenses are granted through the Finance Department and/or Planning Department. For information on business licensing, call 951-769-8518. For information on administrative use or conditional use permits, call the Planning Department at 951-769-8518. Staff at the Business Resource Center can also help determine which local, regional, state, and federal licenses and permits you may need for your business operation.

Q. What information is available to help me better understand the city's process and requirements for opening a business?
A. Please refer to the Open for Business Guide and the Guide to Opening a Business Flowchart.

Q. Will I need a business tax certificate from the City of Beaumont?
A. Yes, all businesses must obtain a business tax certificate.

Q. What items are exempt from needing a building permit?

A. View a list of exempt items from the Building and Safety Department.