Rental / Apartment Business Fees

Application for Business License (PDF)

Reminder: Renew your business or apartment licenses in the month of January to avoid late charges. For questions, please call the Finance Department at 323-562-5700.

Note: The City of Maywood reserves the right to collect up to five years in delinquent license fees per the State of California's “statute of limitations.”

Apartment License Ordinance & Delinquent License Ordinance

The City of Maywood Apartment License is a license fee that must be paid by any resident who rents, leases, or collects funds from any separate dwelling on private property in the City of Maywood. The fees are as follows:

UnitsFee
Two to Five Units$5
More Than Five Units$10


License fees are due January 1 of every calendar year and expire December 31 of the same year.

Delinquent Penalties

Delinquent penalties are as follows:

DateFee
February 120% Penalties Per Unit
March 135% Penalties Per Unit


3-1.206: Apartment Houses

Every person conducting, managing, or carrying on any apartment house having two to five apartments shall pay an annual license tax in the amount of $5 dollars for each apartment in excess of an owner-occupied unit. Any apartment house having six or more apartments shall pay an annual license tax in the amount of $10 dollars for each apartment in excess of an owner-occupied unit. For the purpose of this section, an apartment is also considered to be a separate dwelling unit on the same parcel or lot as other separate dwelling units. (Section 1, Ordinance 78-171, effective June 27, 1978)

3-1.113 License Tax: Delinquencies: Penalties

In the event any annual license tax provided for in this chapter remains unpaid for a period of thirty days after the same becomes due and payable pursuant to the provisions of this article, the same shall be declared delinquent, and the License Collector shall thereupon add such license and collect a penalty of 20% of the license so delinquent, and, if such license is not paid within sixty days from the time such license becomes due and payable, an additional penalty of 15 of such license shall be added to such license. In computing such thirty and sixty day periods, the day upon which such license tax becomes due and payable shall be included in the computation; provided, however, as to any person not having a fixed place of business in the City, and first engaging in business in the City, whether the license is due on an annual or daily basis, the license tax shall be due and payable before engaging business, and, if not so, paid, a penalty of 35% of such license shall be added to such license tax. The penalties provided in this section shall be in addition to all other fines and/or penalties which may otherwise be levied or assessed pursuant to the provisions of this chapter. (Section 5-b, Ordinance 274. as amended by Section 7, Ordinance 316, and Section 1, Ordinance 402)

3-1.116 License Tax Exemptions: Council Decision: Appeals

In all cases of doubt as to any applicant being entitled to an exemption from any license tax or from the application of any of the provisions of this chapter, the burden of establishing the right of such exemption shall be upon the applicant. All applications for an exemption in such cases shall be referred to the Council which shall consider and act upon the same and grant or refuse such exemption as in the use of its discretion it shall deem just. In the event the Council refuses an exemption, the applicant, therefore, shall be entitled to a hearing before the Council upon a request therefore, at which time the Council shall review the matter. (Section 3-d, Ordinance 274)

3-1.125 Violations of Provisions

Engaging in business without first having procured a license from the city so to do, or without complying with any and all of the regulations for such business as contained in this chapter, shall be deemed a separate violation of the provisions of this chapter for each and every day such business is carried on. (Section 2-a, Ordinance 274)