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Agencies to Contact Before Starting a New Business

State and local agencies to contact when starting a business in Irvine

Development Assistance Center (DAC) The City of Irvine Development Assistance Center (DAC) is a primary resource available to businesses, developers, real estate professionals and members of the public.
Internal Revenue Service

If you are running a business, the IRS requires an SS-4 application to be filed out in order for you to obtain a Federal Employer Identification Number (FEIN)

California State Board of Equalization

The Board of Equalization collects California state sales and use tax, as well as fuel, alcohol, and tobacco taxes and fees that provide revenue for state government and essential funding for counties, cities, and special districts

California Department of Industrial Relations

The Department of Industrial Relations was established to improve working conditions for California's wage earners, and to advance opportunities for profitable employment in California.

Employment Development Department

Administers the Job Service, Unemployment Insurance, Disability Insurance, Workforce Investment Act, and Welfare-to-Work programs for the all employees in the state receiving wages.

Orange County Environmental Health

Health Permits for businesses involved in food services.

Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control

The Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control is to administer the provisions of the Alcoholic Beverage Control Act in a manner that fosters and protects the health, safety, welfare, and economic well being of the people of the State.

Department of Consumer Affairs The Department of Consumer Affairs  (DCA) is here to protect and serve California consumers while ensuring a competent and fair marketplace. The  Department also protects professionals from unfair competition by unlicensed practitioners.


The Irvine Chamber Economic Development Department can assist you with additional information you may need when starting or moving your business to Irvine.

Contact Victor DiCarlo at 949-660-9112


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