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Any sign shop advertised in the yellow pages can make your banners, following our specifications.
Owners of non-residential commercial property (OMC 5.14.170) and owners of apartment complexes (OMC 5.02.040), are also required to maintain a Business License and report gross rental receipts. A separate Business License is required for each branch establishment or location of the business. (OMC 5.06.050) Any business based outside the City but operating in the City of Orange must obtain a Business License and carry it with them.
If you change your business location within the City, a $10.00 Move and Review Fee is charged and an updated business license application must be submitted. For additional details view the
Business License renewal notices are mailed during the month they expire. You have 1 month from the expiration date to renew. Failure to receive a renewal notice does not relieve the business owner of the responsibility for renewing the license before the penalty date. Late payments receive a 25% penalty.
If you have a Gross Receipts Tax Schedule, you will need to state your business's gross revenue (before any expenses) for the last 12 months prior to the expiration date. Your license will be in renewal status and ready to renew online approximately three weeks before the expiration date. To renew your Business License online, visit the
Contact the City of Orange Planning and Zoning Department at (714) 744-7220 to inquire about zoning banners and sign requirements for your type of business at its planned location. In addition, you must comply with all City, County, and State regulations for zoning, building, health, and safety. The following types of business activities generally require additional review, a Conditional Use Permit, or some other form of discretionary action through the Planning Division. If you are proposing to establish any of these types of business activities, please check with the Planning Division before proceeding with your plans. Please note: This list may not encompass all the uses that may require Planning approval, and is subject to change.
This list includes: - Automobile Repair, Rental, Installation, Sales and Service Station - Wireless Facilities - Banquet and Festival Halls (Events) - Billiard Parlors - Bingo - Car Wash - Chemical Production - Church - Child Care Center (in church) - Cyber Café/Internet Café - Dance Studios, Dance Halls - Drive through service windows (such as restaurants) - Dry Cleaning (AQMD compliance) - Firearms - Hotels and Motels - Kennels - Live Entertainment (DJ, Singers, Dancers, Musicians) - Mobile Auto Detailing or Car Wash - Mobile Home Park - Music Instruction - Recycling Facilities - RV Sales and Services - Sale of Alcoholic Beverages - Schools - Seasonal (Pumpkin Patch, Christmas Tree Lots) - Special Events - Stables Trade or technical schools - Valet Parking - Vending Carts/machines - Video games, amusement devices (4 or more)
The following types of business activities are allowed in some commercial and industrial zoning districts, either as a permitted use, or a use allowed subject to issuance of a Conditional Use Permit: - 25% Increase in Office w/Industrial - District Metallurgy - Amusement Arcade - Mini-Mart - Convenience Store - Bed and Breakfast Inns (R2, R3, R4) - Movie Theater - Day Care, Senior Housing - Plant Nursery - Educational Institutions - Petroleum Products - Explosives - Recycling or Waste Reduction - Fortune Telling - Restaurant - Heliports - Storage Facility - Massage Establishments and Spa - Warehouse
Each new application for a Business License must include an application fee of $56, a State Mandated Fee of $4 and the minimum tax as listed on the back of the application for the specific type of business. The application fee and State Mandated Fee are non-refundable.
Business Licenses are not transferable. A change in ownership requires a new application.
If your business includes retail or wholesale activity you must obtain a Seller's Permit (Resale Number) from the California Department of Tax & Fee Administration. We need a copy of your Seller's Permit showing an Orange address when you apply for a Business License. Seller's Permits for other cities are not acceptable.
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Yes. However, please make your changes before the Penalty Date, as some changes may lock you out of the payment process. You may update your mailing address, phone numbers, or email address, then continue to pay your business license renewal. If you change your business name your account will be locked until it is reviewed and updated by City Staff. It may take up to 1 business day before your account is unlocked and you can finish paying your online renewal, so please allow time for this to be taken care of before the penalty date. If you change your business address in Orange, your account will be locked until this is reviewed and approved. A $10.00 “Move Fee” will be added to your account. Your address change will either be approved and your account unlocked within 1 business day so that you can complete your transaction, or you will be sent an email asking you to apply for Zoning and Planning approval for the new location. Please do not wait until the Penalty Date to make this type of change. You cannot change ownership online. A new owner will need to apply for a new license. Please do not change the Primary Contact's home address to a mailbox or to a business address. This will not be accepted.
If you pay a Gross Receipts Tax, you cannot close your Business License online. You must send in your signed paper renewal notice, with the required tax calculations.
The City Clerk's Office300 E. Chapman Ave.Orange, CA 92866
You may contact the City Clerk to obtain a claim form by mail by calling (714) 744-5500.
Orange County Superior Court700 W. Civic Center Dr.Santa Ana, CA 92701
For instructions on how to file a Small Claims Action, please visit the California Courts website.
Online registration is easy, and provides immediate enrollment confirmation. Payments may be made with a MasterCard or Visa credit card only. Your credit statement will show payment to the City of Orange.
Reservations must be made in person at the Community Services Department building located at 230 E. Chapman Ave, 92866. Office hours are 7:30 AM -5:30 PM Monday through Thursday and alternating Fridays. Please note: we do not hold park space, all permit fees and deposits are due at the time of reservation in person and permits are issues on a first come, first reserved basis.
If you are a resident of Orange, please bring proof of residency with you such as a current bill or car registration to receive the resident rates, which are slightly lower than non-resident rates. Driver's license nor check address are acceptable. Please note, all permit fees and deposits are required when making the reservation, excluding Senior Center reservations.
Yes, we encourage visitors of Orange to enjoy our beautiful parks and amenities. Although non-resident rates apply, the permit rules and policies are the same as for our residents.
Yes, standard single bounce houses are allowed in most Orange parks however, you must obtain a permit one week prior to your event date. The permit cost is $30 and a deposit of $50 is required. Please note: unauthorized vehicles may not drive into the parks to unload. Bounce houses must be hand-carted in and accompanies with its own generator. They may not be place in an area of the park that obstructs sidewalks or walkways.
You can register by mail, walk-in, drop box, and/or online.
The event has been relocated to Grijalva Park for 2019 due to construction at Fred Kelly Stadium.
Grijalva Park lots will be closed for general parking. General parking is available on a first come, first served basis at the parking lots of El Modena High School, Prospect Elementary. and Esplanade Elementary. Please refer to Event Map. Permit parking in the surrounding neighborhoods is suspended on July 3. Please park legally; do not park in red zones or block driveways.
ADA parking will be available on a first come first served basis at Grijalva Park via Walnut Avenue.
A drop-off zone is available at El Modena High School. Please note, the drop off zone is a 0.2 mile walk to the event entrance. It is suggested that attendees be prepared.
The following street closures and detours will be in effect:
July 1 to 3
- Grijalva Park will be closed to vehicles and patrons from July 1 to July 3 until 3:30 p.m. when event gates open.
- Prospect St. will be closed between Spring St. and Walnut Ave. staring at 9:00 a.m. Through traffic can access either side of Prospect St. via Hewes St. McPerson Rd. will be closed to vehicles and pedestrians at Pearl Ave.
- Residents of Cambridge Creek will have access to their community via a soft closure at Prospect St. and Walnut Ave.
- Residents of the Huntington Condos will have access to their community via N. Pageant Dr.
- Vehicle access to the park via Walnut Ave. (west of Prospect St.) will only be accessible to those with a Disabled Person Parking Placard/Plates or a Reserved Parking Pass. Please refer to event map.
Tickets are available now and can be purchased during normal business hours (Monday - Thursday and alternate Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.) at the Community Services Department located at 230 E. Chapman Ave. Orange, 92866. Tickets will also be available onsite for purchase beginning at 3:30 p.m. on July 3rd. Tickets are $7 per person and children 2 and under are free. Cash, check, and Visa/MC are accepted.
The following are not permitted at Grijalva Park during the event:
The event is from 4:00 p.m. to 9:00 p.m. The musical program will begin at 8:00 p.m. immediately followed by the fireworks show (starting between 8:45 to 9:00 p.m.)
Student Permits are issued to productions being done for by a student enrolled in an accredited school, working on a production for a class project, assigned by a teacher/professor. Non-Profit Permits are issued for productions done by non-profit 501 (c) 3 entities, (Non-profit Filming.)
The only difference between the three types is that we charge fees for Commercial permits.
You can visit any public library and utilize their computers. You must have an active email address in order to set up your account and apply online.
Frank Sun, Assistant Public Works Director/City Engineer/ADA Compliance Officer
A recruitment for Police Academy Trainee occurs every other month. You may fill out a job interest card to be notified immediately.
Once your application passes the application screening, you will be invited by email for an oral interview.
Be sure that you know the following: • Time and place of your interview • Phone number (important if you can't make it or an emergency occurs) • Name of person who contacted you • Time allotted for your interview • The job for which you are being considered If you need to request reasonable accommodation for your interview, contact the Human Resources Department at (714) 744-7255 prior to your interview date.
The steps of the selection process vary depending upon the position. Once your application passes the application screening, you will be invited by email for an oral interview. Application screening and an oral interview may be all that is required. On the other hand, you may be required to pass a written exam; or a performance test may be required for a position requiring certain skills.
In order to protect and preserve the collection, it is maintained in a secured area, as is the case with all special collections. Library staff will bring the materials to you. When possible, we purchase duplicate circulating copies of books, and items from our files may be photocopied.
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. Traffic citations can be signed off by any local law enforcement agency.
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm. You will need to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that was issued the citation and the date on which the citation was issued. The fee for a replacement citation is $6.00.
Make a copy of the citation, write a letter explaining why you are contesting the citation, include other supporting documents and mail it to: City of Orange, Citation Processing Center, P.O. Box 10479, Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479. In your letter, please include any documents that can support your dispute. You can also visit www.CitationProcessingCenter.com to submit a written appeal online.
To pay for the violation, you can mail the citation with payment to "City of Orange, Citation Processing Center, P.O. Box 10479, Newport Beach, CA 92658-0479." The Citation Processing Center only accepts checks or money orders through the mail. You can also visit www.CitationProcessingCenter.com to pay for the violation with the use of a Credit card.
The Traffic Bureau counter is open Monday to Thursday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., and closed all major holidays.
The Records counter is open Monday to Saturday from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. For after-hour vehicle releases, call (714) 744-7380.
For information on your impounded vehicle, call (714) 744-7451
View and download the Alarm Registration Form (PDF)
If your incident is an emergency, call 9-1-1. If non-emergency call (714) 744-7444.
No. If a crime took place outside the City of Orange, please call the law enforcement agency for that jurisdiction.
A known suspect is when you or someone else knows the person, or where to find the person, who committed the crime or the license plate number of the vehicle the suspect(s) were in.
If this took place on the freeway or the interstate, please call the California Highway Patrol office nearest you.
Evidence is any item which could lead to the identity, arrest, and conviction of a suspect. Examples: Fingerprints, blood, weapons, tools, and miscellaneous property left behind at the scene.
To register as a new permit holder with the Citation Processing Center, upload the required documents; a government issued ID, current utility bill, or for Chapman University students, submit your enrollment verification letter, government issued ID, and utility bill.
You should receive an email within 24-48 hours verifying your permit was approved or denied. If approved, submit your payment and the permit will be mailed to you within seven days.
Click here to register, pay, or renew a parking permit then select one of the following options:
Questions can be directed to the Citation Processing Center customer service line (800) 969-6158.
Come to the Orange Police Department's Traffic Bureau counter, which is open 8:00 am to 5:00 pm from Monday to Thursday. You will need to provide the license plate number of the vehicle that was issued the citation and the date on which the citation was issued. The fee for the replacement citation is $6.00.
Due to high priority calls for service, response times to reports of loud parties may be extended on nights and weekends.
Any reports involving a juvenile cannot be released without approval from Juvenile Court. To receive approval, submit the Report of Law Enforcement Agency Form (PDF)
Solid waste collection rates will increase beginning January 1, 2020 to fund state-required services. California’s solid waste legislation requires the City of Orange to introduce new solid waste services to remain in compliance with state law. Through recent legislation (including State Assembly Bill 341, State Assembly Bill 1826, State Assembly Bill 1594, and State Senate Bill 1383), the state has increased recycling requirements for recyclables and organics. The current and future mandates are not funded by the state, so they must be funded through solid waste rates.
You can click here to see a comparison of the current 2018 rates for typical residential and commercial services with those effective January 1, 2020, and projected increases for future years.
The state has increased recycling requirements for recyclables and organics through recent legislation (including State Assembly Bill 341, State Assembly Bill 1826, State Assembly Bill 1594, and State Senate Bill 1383). These state mandates affect businesses, residents and other overall waste disposal industries. Residents will see expanded disposal services to include organics material (food and green/yard waste). Residential ratepayers will see an increase in their waste collection services in the first year, followed by an annual cost adjustment to reflect typical operating cost increases of the waste hauler.
The City of Orange has worked with CR&R Incorporated (CR&R) as its exclusive solid waste franchisee since February 2010 and has been fortunate to have among the lowest solid waste collection rates in the County. By partnering with the existing waste hauler, CR&R, the City is able to economically meet state requirements while minimizing impact to residents.
The City and CR&R are working collaboratively to smooth in rate increases for ratepayers while providing expanded services for residents. CR&R has the capability to immediately begin processing the new organic recyclables. Proactively addressing state mandates will allow for a phase-in of new costs and minimize future volatility of waste disposal service costs. CR&R’s organics recycling capability will allow residents to use a single green bin to recycle both yard waste and food waste. This will hold the number of waste bins at three for residents, versus adding a fourth separate bin for just food waste.
These State regulations are impacting all cities across California and are requiring cities to take action to find solutions and remain in compliance.
The new requirements did not take effect until 2020. The City approved a new solid waste services agreement in 2019 to remain in compliance with state mandates as they take effect. For more information regarding the State unfunded mandates please visit CalRecycle’s website click here.
The current and future State unfunded mandates increase recycling requirements for recyclables and organics.
State Assembly Bill 341 – Requires businesses to recycle if they generate four or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week. It requires apartment complexes to recycle if they have five or more dwelling units.
State Assembly Bill 1826 – Requires businesses to arrange for organic recycling services if they generate four or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week. It requires apartment complexes to arrange for organic recycling service if they have five or more dwelling units. If the state does not meet its organic recycling goals, California’s Department of Resources Recycling and Recovery (CalRecycle) can require a more stringent threshold to two or more cubic yards of commercial solid waste per week.
State Assembly Bill 1594 – Mandates that green waste used for Alternative Daily Cover (ADC) at landfills will no longer be considered diversion as of January 1, 2020. As a result, the County of Orange will no longer use green waste as ADC at its landfills and therefore must now charge for its disposal.
State Senate Bill 1383 – Mandates that California reduce organic waste by 50% by January 1, 2020, and 75% by January 1, 2025. It mandates that cities increase edible food recovery by January 1, 2025. As a result, organic waste will no longer be able to be disposed of in the landfill. Unfortunately, the cost to separately process organic waste is significantly more expensive.
For more information regarding the State unfunded mandates please visit CalRecycle’s website click here.
The rates include a monthly charge for automated curbside, bin collection, and roll-off box service. The rates represent the estimated maximum amount CR&R may charge ratepayers for all labor, equipment, materials and supplies, taxes, insurance, bonds, letters of credit, overhead, disposal, transfer, profit, and all other things necessary to perform all the services required by the solid waste services agreement.
Single-family and multi-family dwellings with cart service are charged a base rate, which includes a refuse cart, a recycling cart, and an organics recycling cart. Customers may choose to take additional carts for an additional surcharge. Commercial customers and multi-family dwellings with bin service are charged a monthly rate based on the number and size of bins, and the number of weekly pickups.
The rates also include street sweeping services. CR&R had been the street sweeping provider for the City since 2013. Integration of street sweeping into the overall CR&R rates provides economy of scale to the City and leverages CR&R familiarity with Orange to provide a most positive community experience. The frequency of street sweeping services will remain unchanged.
The new solid waste services agreement includes a clearly defined formula for adjusting the rates for inflation in labor, fuel, vehicle, insurance, and other operating costs as well as adopted increases in the wholesale cost of disposal. Each rate adjustment includes an annual CPI adjustment represented over a six-month period. The residential and commercial rates will be automatically adjusted each year on July 1 over a period not to exceed five years based on the defined formula pursuant to Section 53756 of the Government Code. The new agreement also includes adjustments to commercial Bin and Roll-Off Rates due to extraordinary changes in the solid waste State landscape.
Note: State Government, County, and local government employees are not exempt. Contractors hired by government agencies are not exempt. Non-profit groups are not exempt.