BECOME A BUSINESS OWNER

Start With a Business Plan

Start with creating a business plan. Information on how to create a business plan can be found on SCORE. Services are currently available virtually online Tuesdays and Thursdays between 11am - 2pm. Consulting services are by appointment only, to sign up for a 1-hour appointment, please visit: Burbank Score

Name Your Business

A fictitious business name (also known as a "DBA") is needed. Applications can be submitted at a Los Angeles County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk branch office.

LA County Registrar-Recorder/County Clerk - General information about Fictitious Business Names.

Find a Location

Economic Development provides one-on-one Business Concierge Services and helps with finding a location, verifying zoning, obtaining permits, and additional assistance through the entitlement process. Please reach out to us directly at 818.238.5180 or E-mail us at econdev@burbankca.gov for assistance.

To download the updated citywide zone map, please click here.

To review the zoning use list, please click here.

For information on how to submit plans and applications, please click here.

To learn more about the application process, please click here.

Obtain Business Permits and Licenses

If you are opening a business in Burbank, you need a business license or building permit. Please visit the first floor of the Community Services Building at 150 N 3rd Street, or click here for more detailed information on starting your business.
Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm (closed 12:00 pm to 1:00 pm).
For all other permits and forms, please click here.

When your Business is Established

The Economic Development team assists small businesses like mom-and-pop shops with advertising to support shopping local. In addition, we provide detailed marketing analysis assistance to businesses that are looking to expand in Burbank. E-mail econdev@burbankca.gov for more information.

Become a City Vendor

If you would like to become a vendor for the City of Burbank click here for more detailed information.

The Purchasing Division is responsible for:

  • Contracting firms for City construction projects
  • Hosting bids for all City purchases/contracts
  • Purchasing all goods, services, and equipment for City departments
  • Selling surplus City equipment at auction

Film Permits

To obtain a film permit and for more detailed information and permit forms, please click here.