Regulatory Licenses

To apply or renew Regulatory Licenses:

  1. Complete the corresponding application
  2. Pay Fees – Regulatory License and $57* LiveScan Fee for each applicant on all New regulatory licenses.  (Excludes Solicitor and Solicitor ID.) Payments may be made by Check or Money Order payable to the City of Poway
  3. Submit in person or return by mail to:

City of Poway
Attn: Business Licenses
13325 Civic Center Drive
Poway, CA 92064

For new licenses, please contact the Business Licensing Division at the link below to set up Live Scan.

License / PermitInvestigation TimeTermInitial FeeRenewal Fee
Amusement Establishments30 DaysAnnual$260$78
Bingo License (PDF)30 DaysAnnual$51$51
Add Staff Worker (PDF)30 DaysPer app$21$15
Carnival / Go-Cart Centers
Temporary10 Days5 days or less$218N/A
Permanent30 DaysAnnual$218$36
Dance License (PDF)
Class A (daily / nightly)30 DaysAnnual$259$77
Class B (3 days / nights in any calendar week)30 DaysAnnual$259$77
Class C (1 day / night only)30 Days1 day$259N/A
Class D (fraternal, social club, etc.)30 DaysAnnual$259$77
Dance License - Juvenile
Class A30 DaysAnnual$259$77
Class B30 Days1 day$259N/A
Entertainment License (PDF)
Class I (professionals)30 DaysAnnual$259$77
Class II (topless entertainment)30 DaysAnnual$259$77
Class III (non-professional)30 DaysAnnual$259$77
Firearms Sales License (PDF)30 DaysAnnual$457$275
Holistic Health Practitioner30 Days1 time$15N/A
Secondhand Dealers (PDF)30 DaysAnnual$480$280
Sidewalk Vendor's License (PDF)30 DaysAnnual$278$230
Solicitor's License - including food trucks (PDF) 30 DaysBiennial$54$24
Solicitor's ID Card (PDF)
30 Days
Vehicle Storage/Auto Wrecking Yard/Junkyard
30 Days

As of January 1, 2018, a $4 State Disability Access and Education Fee is included in the fees above for all applicable initial and renewal fees for regulatory licenses.