121 W 5th St
Holtville, CA 92250
P: 760-356-2912
F: 760-356-1863
Monday–Friday
8am–12pm & 1pm–5pm

Business Licenses

A business license is required for all businesses operating within the city limits and must be renewed annually. The fee for business licenses is $100 per year. To apply, please complete and return the Business License Application and required documentation: driver license, contractor license, health permit, and Certificate of Occupancy.

Economic Development

Working to create, diversify and enhance job growth and to promote business development and stability. Supporting business and the development community within city government and between city agencies.

Holtville Economic Development Facts

Conveniently Located: on SR 115, just north of the intersection of I-8/SR7.
Large Trade Area Population: 1.8 million residents in the Holtville/Mexicalli Trade Area.
Holtville is Logistics! Your next hub for shipping, logistics, warehousing and production.
Holtville is a Target Area for new Maquiladora (Twin Plant) investment! Maquiladors are factories that import material and equipment on a duty-free and tariff-free basis for assembly, processing, or manufacturing and then export the assembled, processed and/or manufactured products, sometimes back to the raw materials' country of origin.
Public Safety is a Priority! Holtville will construct a new 8,000 square foot Public Safety Building for the Imperial County Sherriff's Department and Holtville Fire Department.
Infrastructure Investment is also a Priority!
Roads: Holtville is investing in upgrading its roads, including the Fifth Street and Grape Avenue Intersection Improvements, Fourth Street and SR 115 Intersection Improvements, Ninth Street Improvements, and Fourth Street Curb, Gutter and Sidewalk Improvements.
Water: New infrastructure investment includes new water supply 1.5 million gallon tank.
Sewer: New Outfall Main (3 miles) and Waste Water Treatment Plan rehabilitation (Biolac Wave-Ox System).
Parks and Recreation: Holt Park, Alamo River Recreation Trail, Earl Walker Park, Ralph Samaha Park, Holtville Skate Park, Gene Layton Memorial Pool, Mack Park Baseball Field, and Holtville Wetlands.
Holtville is Growing! The City has new retail, industrial and residential development presently under construction.
The Holtville Airport is part of the CAL UAS Portal, a regional economic development initiative. The proposed Unmanned Aerial Vehicle Test Site extends from the NAS China Lake/Edwards Air Force Area, West to the Pacific Ocean, South to the Holtville Airport and Mexican border, and East to the Arizona border.
Fast Entitlements! Streamlined building permit and plan check review process.
Low Fees! Minimal development impact fees, including the 2013 Residential Development Incentive Program (66% fee reduction)!
Easy to Work With! Holtville is known for our friendly and efficient local government!

Bid Opportunities

We provide fair and equal opportunities for all qualified vendors and contractors to compete for our projects and services. This section is updated regularly with new postings, so check back often for the latest opportunities. To respond to a bid opportunity, review the posting carefully and follow the instructions provided. Submissions must be received by the deadline indicated.

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Holtville is requesting PROPOSALS from qualified design engineering professionals to provide Engineering Design & Bidding Services for the above-listed project.

Questions can be directed to the City of Holtville Project Administrator listed below. Copies of the Request for Proposals can be obtained on the holtville.ca.gov website or at the address listed below:

    Mr. Nicholas D. Wells
City Manager/Project Administrator
121 West Fifth Street
Holtville, California 92250
Phone: (760) 356-4574

Submission Deadline: Receipt up to, but no later than 4:00 p.m., April 18, 2023

RFP documentation:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Holtville is requesting PROPOSALS from qualified design engineering professionals to provide Engineering Design & Miscellaneous Services for the above-listed project.

Questions can be directed to the City of Holtville Project Administrator listed below. Copies of the Request for Proposals can be obtained on the Holtville.ca.gov website or at the address listed below:

    Mr. Nicholas D. Wells
City Manager/Project Administrator
121 West Fifth Street
Holtville, California 92250
Phone: (760) 356-4574

Submission deadline: Receipt up to, but no later than 4:00 p.m., Monday, April 3, 2023

RFP documentation:

NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the City of Holtville is requesting PROPOSALS from qualified Architects duly registered in the State of California and experienced in the design of Public-Sector Projects.

The City is seeking to contract with a competent architectural firm that has experience with municipal and state funded construction projects. The Request for Proposals must be received at Holtville City Hall no later than 5:00 P.M., Pacific Daylight Time, February 28, 2023.

Questions can be directed to the City of Holtville Project Administrator listed below. Copies of the full Request for Proposals document can be obtained on the Holtville.ca.gov website or at the address listed below:

    Mr. Nicholas D. Wells
City Manager/Project Administrator
121 West Fifth Street
Holtville, California 92250
Phone: (760) 356-2831

Submission deadline: Receipt up to, but no later than 5:00 p.m., Tuesday, February 28, 2023

RFP documentation:

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