Trespassing Issues
City-Approved Signage & Forms

Property or business owners can have a Request for Service form on file with the Long Beach Police Department for one year and allows officers to request that the trespassers leave a property or they can effect an arrest/cite upon their refusal without the property/business owner being present.  "No Trespassing" signs are required to be used if an owner has a request for service on file with the department.  Purchase the required updated signage at our Zaferia member Anaheim Ace Hardware located at 2720 E. Anaheim St. 

Kiva Long Beach
0% interest loans for small business owners

What is Kiva Long Beach?

  • Kiva Long Beach helps local small businesses access capital by offering 0% interest loans through an innovative crowdfunding.
  • Loan amounts range from $500-$10,000 and are paid back monthly.
  • Funds can be used to purchase necessary equipment, hire and/or train additional staff, promote and market business, and more!

The Zaferia Business Association is a Kiva Trustee.  Members are encouraged to meet with our Board of Directors to ask for support.  Contact our Executive Director to learn more.

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Commercial Improvement Rebate Program
Long Beach Development Services

The Commercial Improvement Rebate Program provides rebates of up to $2,000 per business to commercial property owners and business owners to improve the exterior of their commercial properties along designated business corridors. Exterior improvements such as painting, signage, exterior tile or brick veneer, window replacement and security lights are some of the businesses favorite exterior improvements. Pre-approval is required for all proposed improvements.

Start a Business ~ Business Portal
City of Long Beach

To apply for your business license online or to get answers to your questions about starting a business in Long Beach, please check out the resources on our new Business Portal


Business Licenses
City of Long Beach - Financial Management

The Business License Division is responsible for the licensing and permitting of all businesses in the City of Long Beach, the collection of business tax, Transient Occupancy Tax (TOT) for hotels, alarm permits, garage/yard sale permits, and other miscellaneous permits and fees. Business License also facilitates the entertainment permit process for City Council hearings, revocations, suspensions, and appeal hearings. This division serves customers and residents over the counter, telephone, email and through field investigations.

Restaurants & Food Facilities
City of Long Beach - Environmental Health

The City of Long Beach Department of Health and Human Services oversees all restaurants and food service providers.  See their website for all guides, forms, and applications pertaining to the preparation, serving, and selling of food.