The City of West Hollywood is a business community comprised of a variety of industries from restaurants and entertainment, to luxury retail, art and design. Collectively, these businesses further the City's appeal for creative professionals.
Your business is a part of this dynamic mix. Whether you’re seeking to open a business or expand a business, follow the steps below to find out what you need to know.
Use this tool to search property listings available for sale or lease through Loopnet, an online real estate search engine.
Use the Open My Business Portal to learn where your business is allowed and determine which permits are needed. Check with the Current and Historic Preservation Planning (CHPP) Division to make sure that the proposed location allows (is zoned for) your proposed business. Call the CHPP at (323) 848-6475 or come to the Planning and Development Services counter at City Hall. Be sure to ask CHPP staff what planning permits are required for your specific business.
Before signing a lease, find the parking requirements for your type of business and whether the location you are interested in can accommodate your business. Also, learn about preferential parking districts and how to obtain commercial parking permits.
All businesses within the City of West Hollywood must register for a business tax certificate. Find out what tax category your business falls within and what forms you will need to submit.
Find out if your business needs a business license before you begin operation and then check with the State of California regarding any additional license requirements.
There are several organizations in and around West Hollywood that are able to assist new and existing West Hollywood businesses. Find out how your business can benefit by connecting with one of these valuable resources including the Chamber of Commerce, Small Business Development Center, and several Business Improvement Districts.