• Starting Your Business

  • This page will provide some much needed information about how to open up your new business in Sherman Oaks. From business permits to building and safety codes, we've got you covered. 


    Apply For Your Business Licence

    You can apply for your LA City Business License here or go in person to the Van Nuys Civic Center, 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 110
    Phone: (844) 663-4411

    Statement to Information 

    Once you've applied for your business licence, you need to apply for your statement of information to the State of California. You can do that here

    LA City Department of Planning

    Starting a retail or restaurant in Sherman Oaks? Check out the website for the Department of City Planning  where you can find out about zoning for  your property and the land use permit process.  If you prefer to work directly with a person, you can visit the planning counter at Van Nuys City Hall for help with all your planning concerns. 

    Ribbon Cuttings

    Once you're open, don't forget to plan a ribbon cutting with the chamber! Learn more about our membership here.