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City of Whittier

The City actively promotes a business friendly environment to ensure Whittier remains economically viable. The City of Whittier's Business Development Manager serves as the ombudsman or point-person at City Hall for the business community and is available for assistance with permit status and technical assistance referrals. Following is a brief outline of the City's Economic Development activities:

Welcome to the City of Whittier. We are pleased that you are considering Whittier for the location of your business.

This page is intended as a summary of information you will need to know in order to operate a business in the City. The guide is not all-inclusive. If you have questions please contact the Business License Division at 562-567-9880 or see the FAQ's page.

The City of Whittier requires all businesses operating in the City to pay an annual business license tax. Any person who conducts any business, trade, profession, calling or occupation in the City is required to obtain a license whether or not the physical business address is in or outside the City.

Hours of Operation :

Daily from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. except weekends and holidays.

Disability Access Requirements and Resources:


Business License Requirements

The City is constantly changing its services and programs to keep up with trends and current issues. To achieve this, the Recreation Division is continuously developing new programming for youth in art, dance, special interests and sports programs. Enhanced adult programs include art, special interest classes, workshops and fitness. The Recreation Division is under the direction of Greg Alaniz, Director of Parks, Recreation and Community Services .

The Community Services brochure is issued quarterly and is available to view. See the most recent edition

In addition to Recreation programs, the Community Services Division is also involved in supporting the Arts community .

The Whittier Social Services Commission is a seven-member group which meets monthly to study and review the social needs of the City and make recommendations to the City Council.

Among the programs the Commission oversees are:

The Commission also sponsors the annual Community Health Faire and "Kiddie-K Fun Run," in conjunction with the Police Department Open House. The Health Faire and Fun Run provide information and stress the importance of healthy lifestyles.


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