City of Poway requires that every person engaging in business with the City register their business. Submitting your application does not authorize commencement of business. Registration and renewals are valid for a two-year period
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The fees associated with registering our commercial or home-based business are eligible to be waived if located within city limits. Out of city businesses are not eligible. Other fees such as regulatory licenses, permits, or other planning fees are required, as needed.
Your business is eligible if it is located within the city limits and is a commercial or home-based business. Out of city businesses are not eligible for the fee waiver.
To be eligible for the fee waiver program, the business must be located within city limits. For non-Poway commercial businesses doing business in Poway, submit your application with your fees which can be paid at City Hall with cash or check. You may also mail your payment with your application.
Refunds will not be processed for any fees previously paid. However, your business may be eligible for a fee waiver upon renewing your registration for your commercial or home-based business. One fee waiver will be granted to each business in the Poway Business Registration Fee Waiver Program.