• Starting Your Business

  • This page provides important information about government services that are available to new businesses just getting off the ground 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 of Information

    Once you've applied for your business license, you need to file a Statement of Information with the State of California. You can do that here


    LA City Department of Planning

    Starting a retail or restaurant business in Sherman Oaks? Check out the City of Los Angeles' Department of City Planning, where you can learn more about the zoning of your property and other entitlements that are determined during the 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 needs. 


    Ribbon Cuttings

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