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While the City of Rancho Palos Verdes is predominately a residential community, the City does have a robust commercial component that includes small neighborhood shopping centers, a bustling commercial corridor along Western Avenue and major visitor destinations such as the Trump National Golf Course and the Terranea Resort & Spa. The City strives to be business friendly in its approach to business licensing and permitting. This page has been designed to provide City related business information to the general public, to guide new businesses through the City approval process and to disseminate information on business related matters to existing businesses in the City. Please click here to join a listerve group that will provide you with periodic updates on business related matters and other information.

Rebranding the Image of Western Avenue

The City has embarked upon the creation of the Western Avenue Vision Plan.  The intent of the Vision Plan is to create a visionary framework plan to revitalize Western Avenue through aesthetic improvements, transit improvements and alternative methods, and business incentives. Click here to learn more information about the City’s Western Avenue Vision Plan.
Map of Rancho Palos Verdes Commercial Corridors

The City of Rancho Palos Verdes offers small neighborhood shopping throughout the City, with a major commercial corridor on the eastern side of the City, along Western Avenue.  The map below illustrates the various commercial locations throughout the City.

Commercial Business License Information
License & Standards for Home Businesses
On-Line Business Application
Solicitation Regulations
City Project Bid Opportunities
Step-by-step City Approval Process for New Businesses
Energy Savings Information for Businesses
RPV Film Permit Process
Chamber of Commerce
Commercial Demographics

To obtain additional information related to business development within Rancho Palos Verdes, please contact the Business License Division or City Planner at:
(310) 544-5228.