If you are planning to conduct business in the City of El Monte you must obtain a business license.
All contractors, consultants, and sub-contractors are required to obtain a business license; and, may be required to obtain additional permits. Businesses that aren't physically located within the city limits may also be required to obtain a City of El Monte business license.
A business license is also required for rental property owners (5+ units) and several other types of activities, including special events.
Depending on the type of business you conduct, you may be required to interact with more than one City department to acquire a business license. For example, your business facility may require City water services, zoning, environmental or building code approval, or the services you provide may require special permit.
For detailed information on the City's business tax, licenses and regulations, please review the City's Municipal Code.