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We get asked a lot: why would someone want a Los Angeles conditional use permit (or CUP for short)? The short answer is that starting a business isn’t always as easy as finding a location and opening the doors for customers; there is a lot of regulation on brick and mortar businesses that varies from city to city. Many city zoning plans outlaw certain types of businesses from opening due to potential problems or nuisances caused by these types of businesses. However, a Los Angeles conditional use permit (CUP) grants the applicant an exception to these zoning rules under specific conditions that prevent the applicant’s business from creating a negative impact on the surrounding community. This is why it is so crucial for any potential business owner to understand what conditional use permits are and when it is necessary to obtain one.
So how does someone apply for a conditional use permit in Los Angeles? That’s where we come in! Generally speaking, the application for a Los Angeles CUP begins by having an attorney contact local zoning officials on your behalf. The zoning committee or the individual official contacted will then respond with any necessary requirements for the application, on top of any important information specific to the property or area it lies in. Before a decision is made regarding the conditional use permit application, the applicant must appear before the zoning committee for a hearing to discuss the conditional use of the property and answer any questions or concerns brought forth by the committee.
After a successful hearing, the applicant will be given further information and instructions on how to proceed in obtaining the permit and comply with zoning requirements. However, the process doesn’t end here; there are still other administrative bodies that determine whether or not a business would be ideal for a CUP. As soon as the zoning staff approve of the proposal, the application is forwarded to city council members who have full discretion in granting or denying conditional use applications.
Obtaining a Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is a vital step in establishing the legal foundation of your business. Set an appointment with our experts for consultations and assistance in processing your Conditional Use Permit (CUP). You may contact us through this number tel:+1 800-799-9081 or visit us at 475 Washington Blvd., Marina Del Ray, CA 90292.
We make this process extremely simple for our clients and put the work in leading up to your application hearing so that you are well prepared to state your case to the Los Angeles zoning authorities. Oftentimes, the conditional use permit application process will require a great deal of attention and availability from the applicant, but we make sure we’re there every step of the way to ensure that the process goes as smoothly as possible. We also make sure that all of our clients are prepared for ongoing compliance with Los Angeles zoning conditions so their conditional use permits don’t get revoked.
We have never had a client get rejected for a conditional use permit in California, and if you’re our first, we’re going to walk you through the process of filing an appeal. Oftentimes, conditional use permit applications are only rejected if zoning authorities need to see a greater effort to address potential problems with a specific type of business. Providing additional solutions works to heavily increase the chances of success during an appeal.