Local Government Approvals Nation-Wide?

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no Comment.    Sep 05, 2016 | 6:00 am


Permit Place can and does get local approvals nation-wide. Development teams consistently look for the "local guy" to help projects get pushed through the local government process. But, this search can be itself a full-time job. Permit Place is the local guy nationally. We are a permit expediting, entitlement, and alcohol consulting firm for the office, retail, restaurant, hotel, industrial and multifamily industries. Helping building owners and managers through the cumbersome local process of securing permits, entitlements, and zoning services throughout North America and Canada.   We offer free consultations for your projects. [embed]https://youtu.be/tUwQq7SXH8Y[/embed] [gallery ids="1195,1161,1038,1037,1036,271"] Resources: www.permitplace.com  

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Where Are Building Permits Kept?

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no Comment.    Aug 10, 2016 | 7:55 pm


In most towns and cities around the world, there is a Code Enforcement or a Community Development department that handles all the building permits for the location. You can obtain more information about the exact person to deal with for building permits by visiting your town hall and asking for additional help, but the permits are usually kept within the same building. Just ask who you have to speak with about permits and you’ll be directed to the person responsible for recording permits most of the time. In larger cities permits will be managed by a full team, but in small towns, it’s likely that just a person or two will handle permit requests and recording the information. Storing Building Permits After you receive an approved building permit, a record of that permit is stored on either the city computers or on file in paper form in some smaller jurisdictions…

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Get California State Approval for Your Liquor License

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no Comment.    Aug 01, 2016 | 6:00 am


[caption id="attachment_1195" align="alignnone" width="750"] State Liquor License[/caption] Getting California State Approval for Your Liquor License The state of California's Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) evaluates liquor license eligibility based on owner's background and findings from the local jurisdiction. The state process needs to occur at the same time as the local application process. However, the state level approval will not happen until the local jurisdiction approves the license of the Conditional Use Permit (CUP). Prepare and Submit Initial Application After doing the background research for your site and  license type, you will prepare your state application at the same time as your local application. After you submit your initial application the state will wait for your local application to be approved. After Local Approval the State ABC Process Begins Once conditions are met for the local license, you will submit those qualifications to the state of California ABC. From there ABC…

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5 Steps to Get Local Approval for Your Liquor License

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no Comment.    Jul 11, 2016 | 6:00 am


[caption id="attachment_1161" align="alignnone" width="5184"] Liquor License[/caption] Getting Local Approval for Your Liquor License Can Be Complex Any mention of getting local approval for your liquor license should include a nod to how complex the process is, there are variances/change of use permits required, public hearings, fees, and ever-changing time frames while at the same time the maze-like process of state approval must be navigated. Before we start navigating that maze of the process, we should note it is always the best practice to hire a professional. 1)The Backbone of Your Case: Do Your Homework We are at the start line of our maze of liquor licenses, and the first thing that must be done after deciding which type of license you want is to do your research. This is incredibly obvious, yet it is the basics that are often missed and the reason for delays in the process. Read more at…

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California Restaurant Liquor License Types

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no Comment.    May 02, 2016 | 6:00 am


[caption id="attachment_1177" align="alignnone" width="520"] California Restaurant Liquor License Types[/caption] California State Liquor Licenses for Restaurants are specific to what they allow. Type 41 California Liquor License for On Sale Beer and Wine for Eating Places According to the Department of Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) in the State of California, Type 41 liquor licenses  enable you to have beer and wine only at your restaurant and it must be a food eating place.  http://www.abc.ca.gov/ Type 42 California Liquor License for On Sale Beer and Wine in Public Places  Type 42  Licenses regulate beer and wine only for bar/tavern settings, which means minors are not allowed in. In addition, a food menu option is not required for this type of license  http://www.abc.ca.gov/ Type 61 On Sale Beer in Public Places Type 61 License is a beer only bar/tavern where those under 21 years old cannot enter. In fact, warning signs for minors are required to…

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California Hotel Liquor Licenses

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no Comment.    Apr 04, 2016 | 6:00 am


[caption id="attachment_1036" align="alignnone" width="207"] Hotel Liquor License Types[/caption] Types of Liquor Licenses for Hotels. Permit Place will help you figure out which Hotel Liquor License type is right for you with a simplified break-down of the types of licenses. Type 67 Bed and Breakfast Inn-"Authorizes the sale of wine purchased from a licensed winegrower or wine wholesaler only to registered guests of the establishment for consumption on the premises. No beer or distilled spirits may be on the premises. Wine shall not be given away to guests, but the price of the wine shall be included in the price of the overnight transient occupancy accomodation. Removal of wine from the grounds is not permitted. Minors are allowed on the premises." Type 70 On Sale General-Restricted Service-"Authorizes the sale or furnishing of beer, wine and distilled spirits for consumption on the premises to the establishment's overnight transient occupancy guests or their…

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California Liquor License and Zoning Permits

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no Comment.    Mar 01, 2016 | 5:53 pm


California Liquor License and local Zoning Permits California Liquor License also requires a local Zoning Permit in order to operate.  What does that mean? [caption id="attachment_1325" align="alignleft" width="300"] This is what a California Liquor License notice of intent to sell looks like[/caption] It means that if you are a small local business and you want to offer Beer and Wine at your cafe, you have to get two types of licenses.  A California Liquor License from ABC (Alcohol Beverage Control) and a local Zoning permit or Conditional Use Permit. Click here for a short video about what a local Zoning Permit or Conditional Use Permit?  What are some of the services we can help with? We help with Convenience Stores, Grocery Stores, Cafe's, Hotels and Restaurants get their Type 20, 21 and Type 41 and Type 47 ABC Liquor Licenses and the Conditional Use or Zoning Permits that accompany them. We'll…

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Which Liquor License Type is Right for You?

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no Comment.    Mar 01, 2016 | 6:00 am


[gallery columns="6" ids="1177,1176,1167,1166,1164,1161"] Which Liquor License Type is Right for You? Which liquor license type is right for you? The California Alcohol Beverage Control (ABC) can be confusing with terms like: lottery, restrictive, bona fide. Permit Place offers an explained breakdown of the liquor license types for your convenience. On Sale Beer & Wine-Eating place License Type 41 "(Restaurant) Authorizes the sale of beer and wine for consumption on or off the premises where sold. Distilled spirits may not be on the premises (except brandy, rum, or liqueurs for use solely for cooking purposes). Must operate and maintain the licensed premises as a bona fide eating place. Must maintain suitable kitchen facilities, and must make actual and substantial sales of meals for consumption on the premises. Minors are allowed on the premises" (www.abc.ca.gov). In other words, this license type is for your sit-down restaurant and is one of the more common…

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Cerritos Permits Process? What you can expect.

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no Comment.    Feb 24, 2016 | 6:18 pm


Cerritos Permits Process.  Egad!  Where art thou building permits, Cerritos? There is a lot of Cerritos permits work happening right now. Retail, housing, restaurants.  It's hot. It's happening.  It's all in Cerritos. City of Cerritos permits can be frustrating to get.  It's not their fault.   They weren't born to be frustrating but, unfortunately, they are in League with the County of Los Angeles as a "contract" city. What's a contract city?  A contract city  hires out some of the work of plan check to the County of Los Angeles to do.  That means that they are not a one-stop shop.  It means you have to go to two (2) places (sometimes three) to get your permits.  Let me explain. Here's a Google Map of our most recent trip to Cerritos for a retail permit at the Cerritos Mall.  The entire first submittal was three stops over three hours.  It says…

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Ready to issue permit in LA…what is it?

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no Comment.    Feb 18, 2016 | 5:47 am


Ready to issue permit in LA is called an RTI. Ready to issue permit in LA is not a wierd West Coast permit.  If you ain't from LA, no worries.  We'll break it down. Ready to Issue permit in LA.   The City of LA issues all permit applications and issued permits at the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) Plan Check and Inspection System (PCIS). [caption id="attachment_1263" align="alignnone" width="300"] Ready To Issue permit LA[/caption] When you submit for permit at the City of LA, your project goes into the PCIS system as a plan check. [caption id="attachment_1260" align="alignleft" width="276"] Here's how your permit travels through the City of LA's process.[/caption] The status of the permit application as it winds it's way through the system changes as it reaches each new stage or milestone. Ready To Issue status in LA is about the last stage of the process of the permit…

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