Start a Business in Zaferia
Zaferia offers lively bars, restaurants, and theater, as well as professional service providers, a design district, auto services, and distinctive retail unlike any other area in Long Beach. Wholesalers and manufacturers also take advantage of the oversized lots.
The following links can help guide you in starting or moving your business to Zaferia.
City of Long Beach – Economic Development Department
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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 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.
New Business Portal
To apply for your business license online or to get answers to your questions about starting a business in Long Beach, check out the resources the City of Long Beach Business Portal.
Long Beach Convention and Visitors Bureau Small Business Packages
Zaferia Business Association members qualify for a special rate for the marketing package with the Long Beach Long Beach Visitors Bureau.
City of Long Beach Resources
Specific “No Trespassing” signs may be installed and used in conjunction with a Request for Service form and photo of the installed sign if they are filed with the Long Beach Police Department. The form is good for one year and allows officers, without the property/business owner being present, to request that the trespassers leave a property or they can effect an arrest/cite upon their refusal. Purchase the required signage at our Zaferia member Anaheim Ace Hardware located at 2720 E. Anaheim St.
Business Support & Grants
Operating Protocols & Grant Information
City staff are available to answer COVID-19 business and worker-related questions through the BizCare Hotline. For immediate assistance, contact the BizCare Hotline at 562-570-4BIZ (4249)
Whose Job Is It?
Broken Traffic or Street Light, Damaged Bus Shelter, Overflowing Sidewalk Trash Can, Graffiti, Noise Abatement, Gas Emergency, Abandoned Shopping Cart, Damaged Banner, Trash in Street . . .
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.
Zaferia Business Association Member Resources
ZBA Cleaning Team
The ZBA contracts with a Cleaning Team to pressure wash and sweep the district sidewalks, pull weeds, pick up trash, and remove stickers. Use these links to access the Pressure Schedule, and the Sweeper Route and Schedule.
ZBA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes
View the ZBA Board of Directors Meeting Minutes for the current fiscal year. For minutes of meetings of previous fiscal years, contact our office at 562-305-7102
ZBA Governing Documents & Management Report
ZBA Bylaws, Administrative Policies, and Management Report submitted to the Long Beach City Council for the most current year.
ZBA Financial Reporting
Trainings to Grow Your Small Business
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