Start-Up Checklist Updated: Apr 5, 2022

1. Research the Basics

There are certain areas within the City of Santa Fe Springs that are designed to allow for a thriving business community. It is important that when looking for a place to establish your business, you check to see if your particular use is allowed on the selected property, and more importantly, within its designated zone.

To do so, you may browse the city's zoning code and map to verify where to open up shop.

Santa Fe Springs Zoning Code

Zoning Map

Looking for a place to open up?

Check the available sites and listings within the City. 

Available Sites

If you are unsure if your business fits within a particular use classification call, the Planning Department at

(562) 868-0511 

2. Filling a Business Name 

Before opening your business, a name must be chosen that is not already in use. It then must be filed with the Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk's Office. Below is a link to the County of Los Angeles' name filing page. 

The Los Angeles County Registrars-Recorder/County Clerk's main office is located at:

12400 Imperial Hwy, Room 1201

Norwalk, CA

Phone: 800-201-8999

3. Apply for a Business License

Apply for a new Business License

Renew an existing Business License

4. Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce

The Santa Fe Springs Chamber of Commerce promotes the local economy by encouraging Chamber of Commerce members and residents to shop locally. The Chamber also partners with the City of Santa Fe Springs to attract quality business establishments to the City and retain those currently doing business in the City.