Starting a Business in Riverside County
Welcome to Riverside County! Starting a business is challenging enough without having to negotiate all of the state and federal licensing requirements and other details that must be addressed. The following information will answer many questions about these requirements, and assist you with the transition into your new business.
Office of Economic Development
The Office of Economic Development is responsible for many of the programs that support businesses and contribute to the great quality of life in our communities. Services also include the film commission and foreign trade.
Planning & Zoning Requirements
Before any new business is established, the business owner needs to check with the Planning Department about zoning requirements. Visit the Planning Department’s website
Fictitious Business Names
State law requires that within 30 days after a Fictitious Business Name Statement has been filed, the registrant shall publish a copy of the statement in a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the principal place of business is located. A list is available on the clerk's website.