Business owners are required under Lancaster Municipal Code 5.04.030 to make application for renewal a minimum of thirty (30) calendar days prior to the expiration date of the current license. Renewal notices are mailed as a courtesy to the business owner.
The City of Lancaster is happy to announce that businesses can now renew their license online in 2 easy steps. Prior to renewing online, read the instructions below, which will ensure submission of a complete renewal application and timely receipt of license.
Step 1 - SET UP ACCELA USER ACCOUNT
Step 2 - USE YOUR PIN TO RENEW YOUR LICENSE
Instructions to set up an Accela User Account and use your pin to renew: RENEWING YOUR LICENSE
Follow this link to access the Citizen Access Portal: https://aca.accela.com/lancaster.
ADDITIONAL RENEWAL REQUIREMENTS
Please make sure you have read the instructions above to renew a license and you have all the necessary documents to complete your application.
Businesses requiring annual Livescan:
- Liquor Store
- Mini-Mart/ Convenience Market (ABC 20 or 21 license and is under 10,000 SF)
- Smoke Shop
- Tobacco Shop
- Hookah Lounge
- Internet Lounge/ Internet Café
- Massage Operator (and color photo)
- Massage Technician (and color photo)
- Taxi/Tow Truck Operator (and color photo)
- Taxi/Tow Truck Driver (and color photo)
Completed Livescan documents must be uploaded at the time of renewal application.
Color photos must be delivered to City Hall in person.
For questions related to business license, please call (661) 723-6237.