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Business License & Permits

Business Licenses

Business licenses are not required for businesses located and operating in City of Mission Viejo; however, all new businesses are required to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy permit from the City's Building Services Division.

Business Permits

The City of Mission Viejo does not issue Business Licenses. However, some businesses require business permits (such as massage parlors, street vendors, and non-profit door-to-door solicitations). Permits are issued by the Community Development Department at City Hall. Home-based businesses need to call that department at (949) 470-3055 to inquire about rules and regulations.

Commercial Film Production Permits

The City of Mission Viejo encourages commercial filming and still photography. Permits are required for use of public-owned parks, parkways, and facilities. The City has many beautiful areas and facilities to offer film producers. For more information, please refer to the Film Production Application and City Ordinance

Please consult with Planning staff in the Community Development Department for a current copy of the Planning Division Fee Schedule.


"One-stop" state, local, regional and federal permit and licensing requirements. Visit calgold.ca.gov


Bikeway Survey

The City of Mission Viejo is developing a Bikeway Master Plan to improve the cycling experience in our community and encourage more people to enjoy riding their bicycles. We are currently in the process of gathering information to understand current cycling trends and preferences in the City.

As part of this effort, beginning on November 8th and running through December 7th, we are seeking resident feedback via a short, online survey. The survey will be available on our website, in our newsletter, and via our social media sites. 

The online survey is available at https://tinyurl.com/missionviejobike, and those who participate will qualify for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

Mission Viejo Bikeway