Failure to comply with any City regulation violates the Monterey Park City Code, which may result in adverse action, including, without limitation, fines and penalties. All persons seeking to start a new business in the City of Monterey Park are strongly encouraged to speak with the Planning Department before beginning any new operations, including signing lease agreements. For more information, please refer to "Starting a Business in Monterey Park."
For businesses based in other cities that enter Monterey Park as part of their work, such as contractors and delivery companies, only a business license is required. Doing business in the City, even temporarily, is defined as being in or entering the City to conduct business and requires a business license.