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Permits & Licenses
Do I need a permit to film in the city?
Do I need a permit for a yard or garage sale?
Can I attach a sign to utility poles and streetlight poles?
Who do I contact about filming in Montclair?
Do I need a permit for my business sign?
Do I need a permit for a new swimming pool?
Can I renew my driver's license online?
Do I need a license or permit to run a business out of my house?
Tell me about Fire Safety Inspections for my business.
Where can I apply for a Business License?
 
 

Do I need a permit to film in the city?
Yes. Permits cost $100.00 per day and can be obtained through the Finance Division.  For information, call (909) 625-9423.

Do I need a permit for a yard or garage sale?
Yes.  Yard sale permits are available for purchase at the Community Development counter at Montclair City Hall, 5111 Benito Street, Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 7:00 a.m. and 5:30 p.m.  The cost is $10.00.  Yard sales are only allowed to be conducted the first full weekend (Friday, Saturday, Sunday) in the months of February, May, August, and November.

Can I attach a sign to utility poles and streetlight poles?
No.  It is prohibited to place signs on any utility poles.  For more information on signs see Chapter 11.72 of the Montclair Municipal Code by clicking on the link below, then "Title 11," then "Division III - Development Standards," then "Chapter 11.72."

Montclair Municipal Code - Chapter 11.72

Who do I contact about filming in Montclair?
Contact the Business License department at (909) 625-9423 for information on obtaining a permit to film in the City.

Do I need a permit for my business sign?
Yes.  Permits may be obtained from the Planning and Building Divisions during regular counter hours, Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m.  Only a licensed sign contractor or the property owner may obtain sign permits.

Do I need a permit for a new swimming pool?
Yes.  Contact the Building Division at (909) 625-9477 for information.

Can I renew my driver's license online?
Visit the Department of Motor Vehicles website at: http://www.dmv.ca.gov/.

Do I need a license or permit to run a business out of my house?
Yes, but only certain types of businesses are permitted to be operated as home occupations.  For information, contact the Planning Division at (909) 625-9477.

Tell me about Fire Safety Inspections for my business.
All businesses within the jurisdiction of the Montclair Fire Department are inspected biennially (every two years), with the exception of those considered High Hazard, i.e. storage of large amounts of flammable and/or chemical products; history of fire code violations, etc.  These occupancies are inspected annually.  In some cases, fire inspections can occur more frequent; depending on the occupancy type and past violation/compliance history.

Where can I apply for a Business License?
You may apply for a Business License at Montclair City Hall located at 5111 Benito Street.


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