Business

Home Occupation Permits

Home Occupation permits are intended to provide for "commercial uses" associated with a residence in those cases where that use will clearly not alter the character or the appearance of the residential environment. Click here for Home Occupation Permit Application.

Permitted Home Occupations:

  • Office uses, when the residence is used for purposes of receiving mail, telephone calls and bookkeeping.
  • Office uses such as, but no limited to gardening, contracting, consulting and sales.
  • Professional occupations such as as real estate, insurance, law and medical, when in a residence is used only for bookkeeping and all business activities with personal contact with clients and or patients are done at a different location.

Prohibited Home Occupations:

  • Businesses such as, but are not limited to beauty shops, machine shops, repair of motor vehicles and massage parlors.

What do I need before I start a Home Business?

  • Home Occupation Permit (HOP) The HOP may be obtained through the Community Development Department. There is a one time fee of fifty (50) dollars for the permit and a fourteen (14) day review period.
  • Floor Plan One (1) copy of a complete floor plan of your residence indicating the location and size of your office.
  • Letter of Intent This letter must clearly explain the nature of your business. Not all home-based businesses will qualify for a Home Occupation Permit.
  • Business License A business license may be obtained through the Finance Department. There is an annual fee for the license that is based on your gross annual receipts.

Forms And Materials

Business Resources

Click below for links to community resources to assist businesses.

Grand Terrace Chamber of Commerce

Doing Business With The City Of Grand Terrace

Current Bid Opportunities


Notice Inviting Bids/RFPs


The City of Grand Terrace has issued a Request for Proposals from qualified firms/professionals for Consultant Services for Peer Review of An Initial Study and (Mitigated) Negative Declaration. Please also reference Addendum 1, and Addendum 2. Proposals are due by 1:00 p.m. on Thursday, February 21, 2019. One (1) original copy and one (1) digital copy of the proposal must be submitted and must be signed by the individual or company official with the power to bind the company in its proposal. Proposals, including fee proposals, must be submitted to: 

City of Grand Terrace Planning and Development Services Department
Attn: Sandra Molina
22795 Barton Road
Grand Terrace, CA 92313
909-824-6621, ext. 225
smolina@grandterrace-ca.gov

If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Molina, via email at smolina@grandterrace-ca.gov or by phone at 909-824-6621 ext. 225.


The City of Grand Terrace has issued a Request for Proposals from qualified firms/professionals to create a Michigan Street Walkability - Complete Street Plan. Please also reference Addendum 2. Proposals are due by 2:00 p.m. on Wednesday, February 27, 2019 to Sandra Molina, Director of Planning and Development Services, 22795 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313. 

If you have any questions, please contact Sandra Molina, via email at smolina@grandterrace-ca.gov or by phone at 909-824-6621 ext. 225.


The City of Grand Terrace has issued a Request for Proposals for Street Sweeping Services. Proposals are due by 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 31, 2019 to the Office of the City Clerk, Debra Thomas, 22795 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313. A mandatory pre-proposal meeting will take place on Friday, January 18, 2019, at 10:00 a.m. The meeting will be held at Grand Terrace City Hall - 22795 Barton Road, Grand Terrace, CA 92313. 

If you have any questions, please contact Adreane Freeman, Management Analyst, via email at afreeman@grandterrace-ca.gov or by phone at 909-824-6621 ext. 218
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