Business Services

The City of Half Moon Bay welcomes you - we wish you great success in your exciting new business venture! Be sure to visit the Half Moon Bay Chamber of Commerce & Visitors Bureau to connect, network, and be part of the City's business community.

It is required to apply for a business license prior to commencing business operations.

  • This applies to any business activity conducted in the City, whether the business is based within Half Moon Bay or is located outside of the City limits.
  • Includes home based businesses, building contractors, independent contractors, non-profit businesses, among others.
  • Business license taxes and fees help pay for City services like roads, fire, police and other community services, which benefit businesses, business owners, and the general public.

Download Half Moon Bay's Small Business Resource Guide (PDF)

Half Moon Bay utilizes HdL, for its business license application and processing. This site also offers an application for a Residential-Based Business.

  1. Business License

    C/O HdL Support Center
    8839 N. Cedar Ave #212
    Fresno CA, 93720