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Extended Hours Business Licenses

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A regulatory business license is required for any business that operates between the hours of 2:00 AM and 6:00 AM.

“Extended hour business” shall mean and include any business establishment which is regularly open twenty-four hours a day or which has an opening or closing hour that falls between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. It shall not include bars and nightclubs which only have an opening or closing hour that falls between 2:00 a.m. and 6:00 a.m. on certain holidays or for special events pursuant to Section 5.12.020 of the West Hollywood Municipal Code.

On October 2, 2017, the West Hollywood City Council approved an ordinance amending the regulations that govern extended hour businesses and transferring review authority to the Business License Commission.  An amendment to the fee schedule was also approved.

Any business that seeks to obtain an Extended Hours Business License must submit a completed application (below) and go before the Business License Commission who will hear all pertinent testimony, review all documents provided, and make a decision regarding the granting or disallowance of the license.  

The initial application fee for an extended hours business license is $1700.00.  The annual renewal fee is currently $200.00.

Extended Hours Business License Application


Code regulating Extended Hours Businesses