The City of Pacific Grove welcomes you to its business community. Starting a business can be exciting and challenging. We wish you great success in your new venture!
The City of Pacific Grove requires all businesses operating within the City limits to obtain a business license and pay business license tax prior to commencing business operations.
The easiest and fastest way to apply for a new business license or renew your current license is using the online filing method. To begin, simply click on the “start now” button located on the right of this page. From the main menu please select the “apply” option to submit a new application for your business.
If you need further assistance applying for a business license, you are welcome to contact us at PacificGrovePS@hdlgov.com or by phone Toll-Free at (831) 920-3890. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00 pm (PST).
Filing & Paying Your Lodging Establishment TOT & HID
Transient Occupancy Tax and HID Assessment returns for Hotels, Motels, B&Bs, RV Parks or Vacation Rentals can be submitted via online, by phone, or by mail to simplify your monthly reporting. Filing by web is City preferred, however.
Please be aware: effective 7/1/2019, the TOT rate increased from 10% to 12%.
To submit your TOT online please click the “Start Now” button found on the right, and under TOT Remittance, select the “File and Pay TOT and/or HID” option to begin your monthly filing process.
Please direct any TOT/HID questions to PacificGrovePS@hdlgov.com , or call the TOT Processing Center at (831) 233-6559. Phone support is available Monday through Friday, 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (PST).