Ready to issue permit in LA…what is it?

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no Comment.    Jul 31, 2020 | 5:47 pm


Ready to Issue Permits in LA Ready to issue permits in LA are called RTI's.  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). Permit Submittal When you submit for a permit through the City of LA, your project goes into the PCIS system as a plan check. 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 application before it is issued and fees are paid. Learn More About LA Permits Definition: A Ready to Issue permit at LADBS. Permit LA "The permit application is ready to be issued once the permit issuance fees are paid. The permit has not been issued." According to…

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Complete Guide to Los Angeles Restaurant Building Permits

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no Comment.    Jan 14, 2021 | 4:16 am


  Congratulations on deciding to open a new restaurant in Los Angeles. While a huge investment of time, money and resources, it can also be spiritually rewarding and financially lucrative.     As you begin to plan and prepare for the launch of your new restaurant, there are a number of things you need to know about working with the City of Los Angeles, Los Angeles County and the State of California when it comes to permits, approvals and timing. For starters, you’ll be working with several different agencies, including the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), which is notoriously difficult when it comes to granting building permits. In addition, food service establishments are required to attain permits and pass inspections that office and retail spaces do not.  Don’t worry. We’re here to help. And truth be told, our motives are a bit self-serving. As LA…

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California Liquor Licenses: Types, Costs, Timeframes and How to Get One

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no Comment.    Dec 22, 2020 | 2:31 pm


To sell any type of alcohol in California, you must hold the proper liquor license. The tricky part is there are roughly 80 different types of liquor licenses available, each specific to the type of facility, sale and form of alcohol as well as where it is consumed. Understanding details like each license’s overall purpose, the fees and how to acquire it can help you choose the right license for your premises. But, you must choose wisely. As the true license will bring you time and fortune, a false license will take it from you.     Unlike this infuriatingly unhelpful knight, Permit Place can guide you through the process and the decisions you’ll have to make (or manage the whole process for you). We wrote this resource to explain: The types of California liquor licenses available. How to choose the right one for your business. The associated fees and…

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Blueprint copies from City of Los Angeles Building and Safety.

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no Comment.    Jul 31, 2020 | 5:53 pm


Blueprint Copies from LADBS Blueprint copies of site plans on a property from the City of Los Angeles are sometimes necessary when you are applying for permits.  To obtain copies of site plans from the City of LA Building Department (LADBS) you need three things up front: A release letter from the current owner. A copy of the current owner's grant deed. A release letter from the architect and engineer whose stamp is on the plans.  Letters must be on Letterhead and have engineer/architect's stamp and signature. Things to know... Not all properties have plans on file with LADBS.  Prior to 1978, no plans are available for single family homes or commercial buildings 3 stories and under. However, both new construction and alteration/improvement plans can be retrieved. Not sure who the architect and engineer are?  The original signature and seal can be obtained by viewing the plans on the microfilm reels at City…

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Building Department Response to COVID 19

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no Comment.    Jul 14, 2020 | 8:38 pm


CITYOPEN/CLOSEDPLAN CHECK PROCESSLINKSNOTESCity of Los AngelesOpen - Limited to 50 peoplehttps://www.lamayor.org/mayor-garcetti-issues-new-orders-help-protect-public-slow-spread-novel-coronaviruscheck website for updatesIrvineOpen - Business as usualhttps://www.cityofirvine.org/community-development/building-safetycheck website for updatesAnaheim HillsOpen - Business as usualhttps://www.anaheim.net/5454/Tracking-Coronavirus-Anaheim-Readycheck website for updatesSeal BeachOpen - Business as usualHaving a discussion to possibly have appointments for submittal.https://www.sealbeachca.gov/Departments/Community-Development/Building-SafetyCall office for updates. Or check websiteRancho Santa MargaritaOpen - Business as usualno words of shutting down.City of Santa ClaraClosed Monday to public until further notice.Update 3/13/2020: The City has begun implementation of the County of Santa Clara’s new mandatory order which bans any gathering of more than 100 people. Also, the County order bans gatherings of 35 to 100 people unless five specific conditions are met. The order will take effect at 12 a.m. March 14 and will be in effect for at least three weeks.https://www.santaclaraca.gov/i-want-to/stay-informed/current-topics/coronavirus-updatesAppointment required to drop off or pick up plans

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Streamline the Permits In Your Retail Business

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no Comment.    Aug 22, 2018 | 2:14 pm


How Permit Place Can Help Permit Your Retail BusinessPermit Place helps both large national retail rollouts and mom and pop shops open on time and on budget. Not only do we help to reduce the time it takes to get you the necessary retail permits, we also work to educate you into the often complex, convoluted and mysterious approval procedure.Refreshing or Remodeling Your Retail BusinessWhether you are renting a space, building a store, or remodeling an existing structure – there are permits and entitlements required. These documents vary by location, zone, store type and other various nuances.Our Five Point Success ServiceHow do we streamline your permit and entitlement process? At Permit Place, we use our five-point success service to plan and expedite the retail permits process.  Permit Place pioneered this process and it is often copied but never duplicated. Due Diligence: Our first step is to perform our due diligence.…

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Opening a Restaurant in San Diego

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no Comment.    Jul 18, 2018 | 2:18 pm


Do you have an entrepreneurial spirit, love the restaurant lifestyle, and want to combine the two? If you are in the San Diego area, you might wonder how to open a restaurant.  What to Expect When Opening a Restaurant in San Diego Aside from that huge rush when you first open the doors to your restaurant, there are a few things you should expect when you open a San Diego restaurant. To ensure your first day is successful, you need to start from the ground up. A solid business plan, the right licensing, and training your employees who share your passion can help keep your restaurant relevant, friendly, and inviting. This includes teaching your employees the proper hygiene and health requirements as dictated by your local health depart. In fact, you will need to pass an initial health inspection before your first customer can even arrive. (You will likely have…

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Thinking of Remodeling Your Hotel?

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no Comment.    Jun 27, 2018 | 12:47 am


Receiving a San Diego Hotel Building Permit Using San Diego Hotel Permit Expediter If you own a hotel, you know that the industry that you are competing in is one that you have to keep your establishment updated and attractive in order to stay competitive. Because you know this, you may be planning on remodeling your hotel in order to make it more attractive to potential guests, but you may also know that remodeling a hotel requires permits. And permits require a lot of time and energy. Benefits of Using a Hotel Permit Expediter In San Diego, Hotel permits need floor by floor permits, permits from the fire department, health, human services and mechanical, electrical and plumbing permits.  You may need a beer and wine licenses to serve your guests. Getting the right permits, can make all the difference. At Permit Place, our San Diego hotel building permit experts are local guides…

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3 Questions Answered for Fast Liquor Permits in San Diego

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no Comment.    Apr 24, 2018 | 2:08 pm


If you are about to open a restaurant, bar, or other hospitality-based business in San Diego, you may have some questions about California liquor permit laws. After all, you will need to apply and be approved for a liquor permit in San Diego before you are able to serve alcohol at your establishment. Since this can be a make-or-break issue for many new restaurants and food service businesses starting out, it is essential to know how to go about obtaining a fast liquor permit in the city of San Diego, so that your restaurant can be as successful as possible. Here are three of the most frequently-asked questions about liquor permitting in San Diego.    Are there different types of liquor permits for San Diego restaurants? Yes. The State of California has several types of alcohol permits and liquor licenses available, Type 41, which permits the sale and consumption of…

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Do You Need Permit Help For Your New Business?

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no Comment.    Mar 06, 2018 | 9:46 pm


If you’ve recently started your own business, or are taking steps to become a small business owner, there may be certain things you haven’t yet considered. For example, if the nature of your company requires any special permits to get off the ground, you may have some questions about how to go about obtaining them. Fortunately, we’re here with the answers you need to help launch your business with all the appropriate permits in place. Do I Need a Permit? Researching whether you need a permit (or permits) for your new business is the first step you need to take. After all, if you don’t know which permit you need, or even whether your business requires a special permit at all, you aren’t going to be able to know what to do next. Some common permits required for businesses include: DBA (Doing Business As) Permit- Business names can get pretty…

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