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Diverse, quality businesses are essential to Escondido. Local businesses bring a wide range of jobs for Escondido residents, generate tax revenue to fund essential services and quality of life amenities, and contribute to the health of our local and regional economy. The City works closely with businesses, business groups, the workforce, and residents to make Escondido a clean, safe, and efficiently run place to do business, work, and live.
Attention Tobacco Retailers!
Starting July 1, 2021, all businesses that sell tobacco products will need to obtain an annual Tobacco Retail License (TRL) in addition to their existing business license. You can submit your application online. For common questions regarding TRL, please visit our FAQ page.
With all of the changes happening with COVID-19, find out more about the latest business updates: Check the Business News page regularly for the latest business and workforce updates.
Need to move your business outside in response to COVID-19 regulations? With the City's Business Recovery Strategy May 2020 and August 2020 Update that expanded sidewalk and parking area dining and retail opportunities - you can do just that! Visit this page for more information.
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