Business License Tax

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A Guide to Establishing and Conducting a Business in Palm Springs

The City of Palm Springs welcomes new businesses, and values the many businesses that have made Palm Springs their home. Please use the following information for reference as you complete your Business License Tax Application. The Business License program is governed by Palm Springs Municipal Code (PSMC) Chapter 3.40 through 3.96, which can be found at the following link:



How can I get more information?
For more information please contact the Business Tax Division at or call (760) 323-8289. City Hall is Open 8 am – 6 pm PST, Monday through Thursday, and Closed Friday, Saturday, Sunday and Holidays.

Forms / Applications
Business License Application Instruction Sheet & Fee Scale
Business License Tax Application
Home Occupation Permit
Escort Bureau Application License
Escort Permit Application
Request for Temporary Event Permit
Application for Bingo Permit
Municipal Code regarding Massage Establishments
Massage Establishment Permit Application
Instructions for Massage Establishment Permit Application
Psychic Activity Permit Application
Soliciting or Canvassing Application
Municipal Code regarding home occupancy

California Legislative Assembly Bill No. 2184 (AB2184)

Personal information collected for purposes of issuing a business license by a city shall be confidential, shall not be available to the public for inspection, and shall not be disclosed except as required to administer the licensure program or comply with a judicial warrant, subpoena, or court order.

(b) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
(1) “City” includes a charter city and a city and county.
(2) “Personal information” means all of the following:
(A) An applicant’s residential address if the applicant provides a different address pursuant to paragraph (2) of subdivision (a).
(B) A California driver’s license or identification number, an individual taxpayer identification number, a municipal identification number, and a social security number.
(C) Income and tax information.

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