Business Licensing

    The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department is dedicated to providing the residents of Orange County with relevant and timely information regarding the services the department offers. This site is designed to give general information as well as specific requirements regarding applying for a Business license from the Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department.

    Contact Us

    Business License line:  714-834-5503 ( Monday - Thursday) or
    Business License Fax:  714-834-5822
    Sheriff’s General line:  714-834-5100


    The Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department Business licensing desk is located at 320 N. Flower Street, Santa Ana.  The office is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (with the exception of County holidays).

    The mailing address is: 

    Orange County Sheriff-Coroner Department
    Attn: Business Licensing Desk
    PO Box 449
    Santa Ana, CA  92702

    Table of Contents

    Businesses Licensed by the Sheriff's Department:

    • Bingo Games
    • Bingo Official
    • Canvasser/Solicitor
    • Coin Dealer
    • Dance Instructor
    • Dance Studio
    • Escort
    • Escort Bureau
    • Figure Model (Nude)
    • Figure Model (Studio)
    • Gun Dealer
    • Interlocutrix (Nude)
    • Interlocutrix Studio
    • Junk Collector
    • Junk Dealer
    • Massagist
    • Peddler
    • Pool Room
    • Public Bath/Massage Parlor
    • Public Dance
    • Rap Session (Nude)
    • Secondhand Dealer
    • Taxicab Stand

    What number do I call for business license-related information?

    • For Mission Viejo, Dana Point, Lake Forest, Laguna Hills, Laguna Niguel, and unincorporated areas please call (714) 834-5503.

    Who do I call to register a fictitious business name?

    • The County Clerk (714) 834-2500.

    Who do I call to obtain a resale permit?

    • State Board of Equalization (714) 558-4059.
    • Seller's Permit Information 1(800)400-7115.

    Who do I call for zoning permits?

    • State Environmental Management Agency (714) 834-2626.