Business Certificate

Beginning January 1, 2019, the City of Coronado will no longer have a Business Licenses Tax.  A minimal-cost Business Certificate is used in lieu of a business tax program. The cost will be reduced to a $25 per year flat fee (plus a $4 State fee). The certificate and fees are required to be renewed by January 1st of each year. A full copy of Title 13 of the City’s Municipal Code is available online.

  1. Who Is Subject to Paying the Business Certificate
  2. Operations Permits
  3. Business Certificate Application
  4. Cost
  5. Compliance with Disability Access Laws
  6. Fictitious Business Name

Title 13 regarding the payment of Business Certificate Fees applies broadly to all commercial activities occurring in the City of Coronado, including professions, trades and occupations; and including activities where the official address of the business is outside of the City of Coronado. Institutions or organizations that are managed or conducted wholly for the benefit of charitable purposes or from which no profit is derived, either directly or indirectly, are exempt from paying the business certificate fee. This exemption, however, does not extend to other regulations or ordinances of the City of Coronado.

You can apply for a Business Certificate online. Application forms and other related instructions are also found on this page. Most forms can be filled out online, printed for signature, and submitted for processing to the Administrative Services Department, located at:
Coronado City Hall
1825 Strand Way
Coronado, CA, 92118

Renewal information for your City of Coronado business certificate is mailed annually in December. Your certificate may be renewed in person at the City of Coronado City Hall or, in most cases, online through the City's website.

If you need further assistance or help applying for a business certificate, you are welcome to contact us at [email protected] or by phone at (619) 493-4861. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. (PST).