Attention Montclair Community

Effective immediately, and until rescinded, dine–in restaurants within the City of Montclair will be allowed to temporarily create or expand al fresco (outdoor) dining areas notwithstanding any preexisting limitations imposed under the Montclair Municipal Code. This City of Montclair Community Guidance is based on provisions of Dine–In Restaurants Guidance issued by the California Department of Public Health updated on Thursday, July 2, 2020 and Guidance on Closures of Sectors in Response to Covid–19 by Governor Newsom and the California Department of Public Health published on July 1, 2020.


In efforts to provide more testing opportunities for San Bernardino County residents, community testing events are being held throughout the county. At these testing events, samples are collected by inserting a swab up the nostril or into the mouth to the throat. These samples are then sent to a laboratory for COVID-19 testing. Events are free of charge and do not require health insurance.


On May 14, 2020, the County of San Bernardino launched the COVID-Compliant Business Partnership Program to support local small businesses and help ensure ongoing compliance with State and County health orders and direction.

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Preliminary Steps

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Preliminary Steps Prior to Submitting Business License Application


File a Fictitious Business Name Statement with the County

A fictitious name or D.B.A. (Doing Business As) is the name a business uses other than the owner's last name, or in the case of a corporation, one that is different from that registered in the Articles of Incorporation.


Obtain a seller's permit (or resale license) from the CDTDFA

If your business involves the sale of products, either retail or wholesale, you are required to obtain a seller's permit from the California Department of Tax and Fee Administration(CDTDFA).


State of California License

If your business is required to be licensed by the State, we will need a copy of the license.  For example: Doctor, Attorney, or Contractor.


San Bernardino County Permit

If your business is a food business, you are required to obtain a Health Permit.


Submit all the applicable documents above along with a completed application to the Business License Department

Applications may be submitted and fees paid between 7:00 a.m. and 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday.  Articles of Incorporation may be substituted for the Fictitious Business Name Statement (if not applicable).  The license certificate will then be mailed to you approximately four weeks later.