Monthly Archives: August 2011

Starting a Business in Rosemead

Starting a Business

There are several steps to starting a business in the City of Rosemead. The steps may vary according to the type of business you intend to start, but this guide will give you a general idea of the process. It provides you with information about starting and conducting a business in the City of Rosemead and serves as a directory of telephone numbers that can provide assistance to new business owners.

Step 1: Determine the business location and obtain the required permits.

Selecting the right location for your business is crucial to its success.

Every business in the City of Rosemead requires a Business Occupancy Permit which can be obtained through the Planning and Building Division. The City of Rosemead has specific zoning requirements for different types of businesses. Prior to entering into a lease agreement or purchasing a piece of property, check with the Planning Division to determine if the type of business you wish to operate is a permitted use within the zoning district where it is located. If your business is not permitted in the zoning district, the Planning Division can advise you of the proper zoning district(s) for your business.

Step 2: Obtain the proper applications for a business.

When the location has been decided and the zoning has been cleared, you are ready to obtain an occupancy permit application from the Planning Division. Since all businesses don’t require a business license, it is best to check with the business license department to see if your particular business requires one.

Step 3: Obtain any permits or licenses required by the state or federal government for your business type.

The state and federal governments have additional requirements for businesses. Certain businesses are required to obtain permits from the Department of Consumer Affairs and State and local environmental agencies.

Step 4: Making an appointment with the Building and Safety Division.

Once the Planning Division has completed a site inspection to verify compliance with the Rosemead Municipal Code, they will sign your signature form. Once approved you can make an appointment for the final inspection through the Building and Safety Division to make sure that all requirements are met. If for some reason you fail the building inspection, you are required to correct all Building Code violations. Upon completion of all Building and Safety codes you are required to obtain an approval signature from the Building and Safety Division. After compliance with all the necessary steps you are ready for a business license.

Step 5: Submitting your business license application.

Once all the approval signatures from all the divisions have been obtained you can submit your application for a business license. Some business licenses may require background investigations that may take between 3-8 weeks. For a list of businesses that require background checks, please refer to the back of this brochure. Once cleared with all divisions, you will be called and informed to pick up your Business Occupancy Permit and your Business License.

Congratulations and Good Luck!!!

City of Rosemead


Top 10 Reasons to Join the Rosemead Chamber Of Commerce


Advancing  community and  business, providing a platform for making long lasting connections is a common goal shared by the Chamber investors.  Year round networking events gives you an opportunity to broaden your network of business connections with individual and businesses who understand the importance of being a good business neighbor. Whether your goal is to develop business partnerships, expand your market, better understand the needs of today’s businesses or just to become more well known in the local community, you won’t find a better venue to achieve your networking goals than The Chamber.


Through its vast menu of advertising, sponsorship and public relations opportunities, the Rosemead Chamber of Commerce helps you align your company with an organization recognized from excellence. With its vast network of businesses and community decision-makers, the Chamber assists in building your brand recognition and visibility among a receptive audience in the local community.


As a member, you receive a complimentary classified listing in our Chamber Business Directory (which  is published every couple of years).  This Directory is mailed to all our member’s businesses in the city of  Rosemead, plus all city contacts and other Chambers of Commerce


Membership at the Chamber includes a free web listing on the Chamber’s website.  Your website can also   be linked to ours by supplying us with a Company Logo and your web address.


Referrals at the Chamber of Commerce consist only of Chamber Members.


The Chamber helps and supports new businesses by providing publicity,  advertisement and community support. The chamber organizes  Grand Opening’s of a new business with a Ribbon Cutting sponsored by the Chamber.


There are various committees that a business can join.  One of such committees  is the Ambassadors Committee,  whose mission is to foster the growth of the business and professional community, by acting as the voice of the Chamber and letting its members take advantage of their benefits. If you would like to get more involved with the Chamber of Commerce, we have various committees that you could join.  Ambassadors meet once a month and discuss the Chamber’s upcoming events and the ways they can be   most useful to the Chamber.  They also are the meeters and the greeters at all Chamber events, and in doing so, represent their Company’s as well as the Chamber.


Rosemead Chamber of Commerce actively advocates for public policy that supports business and community success at the local, state and national levels. The Rosemead Chamber’s Legislative Affairs Committee strives to keep you informed about legislative issues that may affect your business both locally and federally.


It never hurts to have an ally.  The Chamber serves as a support system for all Your business needs, large or small.


In order to keep you informed on a daily basis, whenever the Chamber has information that has to be   publicized immediately, an E-mail new blast is sent off to all members and other interested businesses.

Green Campus Action

Plantation of Orange Groves fro the International Year of Forests

(The United Nations has declared 2011 as the International Year of Forests to promote forestry development around the world)


  • University of the West
  • California Institute of Environmental Design & Management (CIEDMA)
11:00 Opening Remark (at the tree station site)
Introduction of the vent sponsors & major event participants by event host- UWEST
Presentation Session
15 minute presentation on the importance of, and the mission to build urban forests as well as the development of this project by CIEDM-Ed
Speech of UW president
Speech of the local Politicians (i.e. City Mayor)
Plantation Session (site for 10 trees)
Announcement of UW “Adopt-A-Tree” Initiative
Recognition of the FIrst 10 Student Participant in the Initiative
(VIP, students & staff planting trees in the pre-dug locations)
Photo Session
-by media, CIEDM & UW PR Staff
Closing Remarks
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