Conditional Use Permits
Conditional Use Permits are issued to businesses that need to meet specific conditions in order to comply with land usage guidelines that govern the surrounding neighborhood. One of the most common practical examples covers Alcoholic Beverage Control (ABC) licenses. To preserve the character and livability of certain neighborhoods, municipal officials seek to limit the placement of businesses licensed to serve alcohol to particular areas, such as main streets with relatively low residential densities.
Obtaining a Conditional Use Permit in Los Angeles can be a difficult process, particularly for entrepreneurs who lack detailed technical knowledge regarding the city’s land use policies. Applications, public hearings, consultations, and burden of proof requirements can all be part of this intricate and potentially lengthy process.