Business Fee Schedule
Reminder: Renew your business licenses in the month of January to avoid late charges. For questions, please call the Finance Department at 323-562-5700.
Please note: First time fee for Business License is $77. Renewal of license will be based on gross receipts using the fee schedule on this page.
All businesses located in the City of Maywood must fill out the Business Waste and Recycling Confirmation Form (PDF) when submitting their Business License Application (PDF).
(Section 1, Ordnance 78-171, effective June 27, 1978, as amended by Section 1, Ordinance 78-190, effective December 26, 1978)
License Fees are due January 1 of every calendar year and expire December 31 of the same year.
Table of Fees
3-1.202 Business License Taxes: Gross Receipts
|Gross Receipts Per Annum Schedule||Fee Per Annum|
|1 Less Than 10,000||$50|
|10,001 Less Than 50,000||$90|
|50,001 Less Than 75,000||$120|
|75,001 Less Than 100,000||$140|
|100,001 Less Than 200,000||$184|
|200,001 Less Than 300,000||$264|
|300,001 Less Than 400,000||$336|
|400,001 Less Than 500,000||$400|
|500,001 Less Than 600,000||$456|
|600,001 Less Than 700,000||$504|
|700,001 Less Than 800,000||$544|
|800,001 Less Than 900,000||$576|
|900,001 Less Than 1,000,000||$600|
|1,000,001 Less Than 1,100,000||$740|
|1,100,001 Less Than 1,200,000||$880|
|1,200,001 Less Than 1,300,000||$1,020|
|1,300,001 Less Than 1,400,000||$1,160|
|1,400,001 Less Than 1,500,000||$1,300|
|1,500,001 Less Than 1,600,000||$1,440|
|1,600,001 Less Than 1,700,000||$1,580|
|1,700,001 Less Than 1,800,000||$1,720|
|1,800,001 Less Than 1,900,000||$1,860|
|1,900,001 Less Than 2,000,000||$2,000|
- $1,000,000 and less than $2,000,000, a base of $600 plus $140 for each $100,000 or fraction thereof in excess of $1,000,000.
- $2,000,000 or more - $2,000.00 maximum
3.1-111 License Tax: Due Dates
The annual license taxes set forth in Article 2 of this chapter shall be due and payable to the city on January 1 of each year. All licenses, unless otherwise provided in this chapter, shall be issued for an annual period. All licenses shall be paid for in advance, and no rebate shall be given for any unused portion of the term. Any annual license subsequent to March 31 to a person first engaging in business in the city shall be paid for and shall be due and payable as follows: If such license is issued in any of the three quarters following March 31, a license tax proportioned on a quarterly basis according to the annual rates set forth in Article 2 of this chapter for the full quarter in which such license is issued shall immediately be due and payable, together with an amount proportioned according to the unexpired part of the annual term. (Section 5-a, Ordinance 274, as amended by Section 6, Ord. 316, and § 2, Ordinance 334)
3-1.112 License Tax: Places of Payment
All license taxes shall be paid in advance in lawful money of the United States. All such taxes shall be payable at the office of the City Administrator excepting those pertaining to contractors, plumbers, electricians, or other persons engaging in the building trades, which shall be payable at the office of the Building Inspector. The Council may change the places of payment of such taxes by resolution or ordinance. (Section 5, Ordinance 274, as amended by Section 5, Ordinance 316, and Section 5, Ordinance 579)
3-1.113 License Tax: Delinquencies: Penalties
In the event an annual license tax provided for in this chapter remains unpaid for a period of 30 days after the same becomes due and payable pursuant to the provisions of this article, the same shall be declared delinquent, and the License Collector shall thereupon add such license and collect a penalty of 20% of the license so delinquent, and, if such license is not paid within 60 days from the time such license becomes due and payable, an additional penalty of 15% of such license shall be added to such license. In computing such 30 and 60 day periods, the day upon which such license tax becomes due and payable shall be included in the computation; provided, however, as to any person not having a fixed place of business in the City, and first engaging in business in the City, whether the license is due on an annual or daily basis, the license tax shall be due and payable before engaging business, and, if not so, paid, a penalty of 35% of such license shall be added to such license tax. The penalties provided in this section shall be in addition to all other fines and/or penalties which may otherwise be levied or assessed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. (Section 5-b, Ordinance 274. as amended by Section 7, Ordinance 316, and Section 1, Ordinance 402)
3-1.125 Violations of Provisions
Engaging in business without first having procured a license from the city so to do, or without complying with any and all of the regulations for such business as contained in this chapter, shall be deemed a separate violation of the provisions of this chapter for each and every day such business is carried on. (Section 2-a, Ordinance 274)
Note: The City of Maywood reserves the right to collect up to five years in delinquent license fees per the State of California's "statute of limitations."
- Bus by Vehicle - Not from a fixed place of business in the city
- Restaurant - Without sale of Alcoholic Beverages
- Tavern/Restaurant - On Sale of Alcoholic Beverages