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Business

There are more than 7,000 businesses in Carlsbad. The City of Carlsbad is committed to attracting new businesses and making it easier for existing businesses to thrive in the city.  The city is ready to assist businesses in completing these important steps required to operate a business in Carlsbad. Use this complete guide to get your business started.

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Budget Workshop, 5/30

May 24, 2017 
NOTE NEW TIME/LOCATION: City staff will answer questions and take input on the proposed spending plan for the fiscal...

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Give Input on Arts & Culture Plan

May 5, 2017 
The City of Carlsbad is kicking off a planning process in May for a new Arts & Culture Plan. In Carlsbad, we have a...


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Council to Vote on Marijuana Rules

April 12, 2017 
Updated April 26: The Carlsbad City Council requested additional information on this item, and it will return to the...

General Information

Business License 
760-602-2495
business.license@carlsbadca.gov

Economic Development 
760-602-2712
760-602-8560 Fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

Business Hours
Monday – Thursday: 7:30 a.m. – 5:30 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.