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Step One: Application & Review

If you have contacted Planning and do not need additional reviews or permits, you are ready to start the business license process.

  1. Zoning Clearance/Inspection Application. This inspection requirement is business specific. Its purpose is to ensure your business operation is in the correct zone and the area you intend to occupy meets the City's fire and building code standards.
  2. Please make sure your application contains a Business Operations Description letter, Site plan/plot plan, Local contact person, Contact phone number. and Email address. 
  3.  Incomplete applications will not be processed.
  4. Submit the completed Zoning Clearance/Inspection Application to Planning at Counter No. 2, between 8 - 11 a.m. and 1 - 4 p.m., Monday thru Friday.

Planning will review the application. In some cases, the review may involve a site visit. A site visit may take 1 week or more.

Businesses that store or prepare food should contact the LA County Health Department.