The City of Covina is pleased to support and partner with businesses located within our jurisdiction. To determine whether a business is located within the City limits, check the street address. If the address is 2999 or lower, the business location is in the City. If the address is higher than 2999, but has a Covina CA mailing address, the location is in an unincorporated area of Los Angeles County. While some of the resources listed here are provided regardless of location, others are specific to either the City or the County.

If your business is located within the City of Covina, you will need to complete a Business License Zone Clearance Form before applying for a business license. The form can be found at under  Applications and Informational Handouts.

Applications for a City of Covina (street addresses 2999 or lower) business license are available at For questions regarding Business Licenses, call (626) 384-5512, or visit the Finance Department, Covina City Hall, 125 E. College St., Monday through Thursday, 7:00am to 6:00pm.

It is important to understand that although Business License fees are paid at the time of application, the license is not activated and no business should transpire until the application is approved and a certificate is issued.


On September 19, 2012 Governor Brown signed into law SB-1186 which adds a state fee of $1 on any applicant for a local business license, or renewal thereof. The purpose is to increase disability access and compliance with construction-related accessibility requirements and to develop educational resources for businesses in order to facilitate compliance with federal and state disability laws, as specified.

Online Business License Forms
Rental Property License Packet
  • For businesses and individuals operating/owning residential rental property of 4 or more units
Filming in Covina
  • The City of Covina offers a quaint hometown look and feel that has proven very attractive for many filming projects.
  • The City is committed to working with production companies in securing Covina as a filming location.
  • Past projects have included full-length motion pictures, commercials, television shows, and independent films.
  • Please review the Film Packet below for more detailed information about filming in Covina.
Television Series:
  • “Roswell”
  • “Monk”
Feature Film:
  • “Couples Retreat”
  • “Wayne’s World”
  • “Small Time”
  • “Annabelle”
  • Weight Watchers
  • Volkswagen
  • Lowes
  • Planet Fitness
  • Valspar Paint
  • Kay Jewelers
  • Taco Bell
Reality TV:
  • “Tabatha’s Salon Take Over”
  • “Bully Beatdown” Season 2
  • “Clean House”
  • “Vanderpump Rules”
  • “Mercy” – Student project
  • Easy to Assemble – Finding North Pt 2″ – DIY
  • Opera Network – Life improvement
Real Estate Guidelines
  • Business Licensing guidelines for real estate corporations, brokers, and agents.
Exemption Affidavit
  • Business License Tax Exemption Form.
Rise and Shine state of the city of Covina video