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Below are answers to some of the most commonly asked questions from Business License applicants. If you don’t find what you are looking for, please do not hesitate to contact us at (760) 324-4511.

Yes, the City accepts credit cards.

We encourage you to apply for your Resale number and Fictitious Name prior to obtaining your Business License.

It is advisable to check with your banking institution for their particular requirements. Generally, they will need the following information prior to opening your account:

  1. Copy of Fictitious Name filing
  2. Federal & State Identification Numbers
  3. State of California Resale Number
  4. Copy of Business License receipt

For more information on becoming a member of the Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce please contact:

Rancho Mirage Chamber of Commerce
71905 Highway 111 , Suite H
Rancho Mirage, CA 92270
(760) 568-9351


For more information on requirements for the Overseeding & Water Conservation Certification Course, please contact:

Coachella Valley Association of Governments (CVAG)
73-710 Fred Waring Drive, Suite 200
Palm Desert, CA 92260

(760) 346-1127

For more information on Fictitious Business Name filings, please contact:

County of Riverside
County Clerk Office
82-675 Highway 111, Suite 113
Indio, CA. 92201

(760) 863-7490

For more information on Resale numbers/Seller’s Permits, please contact:

State of California
Board of Equalization – Rancho Mirage office
35-900 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 280
Rancho Mirage CA. 92270

Tel: 760-770-4828
Fax: 760-770-6876

For more information on Environmental Health Permits, please contact:

County of Riverside
Department of Environmental Health
2500 N. Palm Canyon Drive, Suite A-3
Palm Springs, CA. 92262

(760) 320-1048

For more information on Liquor Licenses, please contact:

State of California
Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control
42-700 Bob Hope Drive, Suite 317
Rancho Mirage, CA. 92270

(760) 568-0990

Tax ID numbers are issued by:

US Department of Treasury
Internal Revenue Services
980 Tahquitz Canyon Way
Palm Springs, CA. 92262

(800) 829-4933

Business entities are filed with the:

California Secretary of State
Business Programs Division
1500 11th Street, 3rd Floor
Sacramento, CA. 95814

(919) 657-5448

For more information on Contractors Licenses, please contact:

State of California
Contractors License Board
1845 Business Center Drive, Suite 206
San Bernardino, CA. 92408-3467

(800) 321-2752

Information regarding permit requirements can be obtained from:

State of California
Permit Assistance Center
4080 Lemon Street, 2nd Floor
Riverside, CA. 92507

(800) GOV-1-STOP

The City is willing to explore cost-effective ways to help proven businesses and quality projects move forward. Please feel free to call Rancho Mirage City Hall at (760) 324-4511 with any questions regarding this process.

Information on small business loans can be obtained by contacting:

San Diego District Office
550 West C Street – Suite 550
San Diego, CA. 92101-3500


Businesses in unincorporated areas are regulated by the Riverside County Assessor’s Office. Contact:

County of Riverside Assessor’s Office
Business Personal Property Division
4080 Lemon Street
P O Box 12004
Riverside, CA. 92502-2204

(909) 955-6210

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