Business Certificate Information

Please note - 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.

  1. Who Is Subject to Paying the Business Certificate Fee?
  2. Do I Need an Operations Permit?
  3. How Do I Apply for a Business Certificate?
  4. How Much Is the Business Certificate?
  5. How Can I Comply with Disability Access Laws?
  6. Can I Use a 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 by clicking on the link above. Application forms and other related instructions are also found below. 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.

For questions regarding the completion of the Business Certificate forms, or to make payment, please contact the City Administrative Offices at 619-522-7300.