Business License

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The City of Rolling Hills Estates Municipal Code provides that every business operating in the City of Rolling Hills Estates is required to file a Business License Tax application prior to the start of business and pay the annual tax each year thereafter. This ordinance applies to businesses operating at a commercial or residential location within the city, or any business using a City of Rolling Hills Estates address or Post Office box for receiving mail. Businesses based out of the City of Rolling Hills Estates who are conducting activity in the city (for example: contractors, consultants, landscape maintenance companies) must also file an application.

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The City of Rolling Hills Estates is using the professional services of Avenu Insights & Analytics for all business licenses’ processing, payment services, and issuing of licenses.
  Additionally, the City’s business license tax code was updated effective as of January 1, 2019.


Please contact Avenu Insights & Analytics



Reminder, all business licenses expire on December 31 regardless of when you obtained your license.  However, businesses have until January 31 to renew their business license without any late fees.

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CLICK HERE TO REPORT an Unlicensed Business or Contractor

Notice to Applicants: The State has "Mandated" a $4.00 Fee on All Business Licenses in California.

The City Must Provide Information Regarding Disability Access Laws:
State CASp Fee:
“Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public." You may obtain information about your legal obligations and how to comply with disability access laws at the following agencies:
The Division of the State Architect at
The Department of Rehabilitation at
The California Commission on Disability Access at
Please complete and mail your application to:
City of Rolling Hills Estates
c/o Avenu Insights & Analytics
373 E. Shaw Ave., Box 367
Fresno, CA 93710

Toll free phone number: (866)-240-3665
Toll free fax: (855) 219-4338
Support email address is

*CLICK HERE - IF YOU HAVE RECEIVED A BUSINESS LICENSE NOTICE FROM AVENU - Avenu has been retained by the City of Rolling Hills Estates to conduct a business license compliance review to identify all businesses that may be operating in the City without a business license.