Business Licenses

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Types of Licenses

Anyone who conducts business within the city is required to have a city business license.  This includes:

  • Businesses that are based or operate within the city
  • Businesses based in other cities that enter Santee to sell goods or services
  • Anyone who uses a residential location as a place of business needs a home occupation license.

Businesses or persons performing other types of specialized business may need to apply for a regulatory permit. More information on regulatory permits.

Before purchasing or leasing a business location, confirm that the business will comply with city zoning and land use regulations. Information on starting a business in the City of Santee.

Business License Application
Apply/renew online or fill out the Business License Application to file in person or by mail.

Due to scheduled maintenance online payment will not be available Sunday May 19th from 8am to 10pm and Monday May 20th 12am to 2am.


Contact Us

For additional information contact the Finance Department (619)258-4100 ext. 146 or by e-mail

10601 Magnolia Avenue, Santee, CA 92071