Talent Agency License and Fee-Related Talent Services

Who Needs a License?

Any person or entity involved in arranging employment for an artist in the entertainment field must get a license to operate as a talent agency.

  • Search databases for licensed Talent Agencies and Talent Agencies Complaint Decisions

Apply for a License

  1. Obtain an application using one of the following options:
  2. Required Supporting documentation: To avoid any delays in obtaining your license, be sure that your application is complete, including supporting documentation as follows:

    The Labor Commissioner reserves the right to request additional supporting documentation as may be needed to complete the investigation as to the character, competency, and responsibility of the applicant.

  3. Pay Fees. Fees may be paid by certified check, cashier's check, or money order made payable to DIVISION OF LABOR STANDARDS ENFORCEMENT. You may also pay fees online.

    A filing fee of $25 is due at the time the application for a talent agency license is filed.

    In addition, every talent agency must pay the following fees annually, when a license is issued or renewed:

    • A license fee of $225.
    • AND $50 for each branch office maintained by the talent agency in California.


The requirements, including the application form, documentation, and fees, are the same for renewals as for new applications.


Talent agents are subject to specific requirements.


June 2018