Business Services

City Hall | 16400 Colorado Avenue | Paramount, CA 90723 | (562) 220-2036
M-F: 8:00 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.

Locations Available

Interested in taking the next step toward starting, expanding or relocating your business in Paramount? To assist you, we have gathered information with regards to commercial and industrial sites available for sale and lease.

Each property in the City of Paramount has a certain zoning designation. Before signing a lease, please consult with the Planning Department to verify that your business is permitted.

Business Licenses

Find out what is required to obtain a business license in the City of Paramount.

Business License Application

Business License Requirements

How to Calculate "Average Number of Employees"

Business Improvements

To ensure a successful remodel, it is vitally important to call the Planning Division at (562) 220-2036 before you begin your remodeling project. A representative will guide you through the process to ensure that all of your work is done according to the building and zoning codes. Please refer to the following flow charts for more information.


Be sure to contact the City when doing the following:

  • Placing signs and banners for your business
  • Holding special events and sales
  • Live entertainment

For more information please contact the Planning Department at 562-220-2036.

Look For Business Properties on Property Site Selector

The Gateway Cities Council of Governments website features a search engine that can help you find available buildings, lots, or retail spaces for your business. Click here,, to explore a listing of these spaces within the southeast Los Angeles County region. View available properties, obtain property and business reports, conduct a demographic analysis of the region, create and print maps tailored to your needs, and more.

LA County Business Resources

The ChooseLACounty website contains useful information about the region including major modes of transportation, industry cluster information, cost of doing business data, sources of capital, reasons to locate your business to LA County, facts and figures about the region and much more.

The Paramount Chamber of Commerce

The Paramount Chamber of Commerce is an organization designed to advance the commercial, financial, industrial, and civic interests of the Paramount community. It offers members networking opportunities along with resources, services, and information that are helpful to their success, as well as a variety of activities. To visit the Chamber's website, find an application for membership, or see the Chamber's monthly calendar of events, please click on the links below.

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