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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How to Prepare for LA Restaurant Site Inspections

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no Comment.    Feb 18, 2021 | 7:44 pm


  This resource is an expert from our Complete Guide to Los Angeles Restaurant Permits. Visit this page for everything you need to know about getting permits reviewed and approved quickly. After you obtain a permit for your restaurant renovations and begin construction work, requesting and completing site inspections is the next step in moving towards ultimately opening your restaurant to diners. Before your restaurant can open for business, inspections need to be passed and final permits rewarded. Construction work is generally inspected and approved in succession throughout the building process, which means no work may continue beyond the point indicated in each successive inspection without first obtaining the inspector’s approval. Why does this matter? If another part of the project will conceal the work that needs to be inspected, you are required to get it inspected before the concealment work is started. Otherwise, you’ll have an unexpected demolition detour.…

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6 Departments Key To Opening A Restaurant in Los Angeles

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no Comment.    Feb 18, 2021 | 2:45 am


  This resource is an expert from our Complete Guide to Los Angeles Restaurant Permits. Visit this page for everything you need to know about getting permits reviewed and approved quickly. Have you had your sights set on opening a restaurant in Los Angeles? After much dreaming, planning, and late nights, it’s time. You’re ready to get started. Congratulations! An unavoidable part of the next several months of your journey will be attaining the proper permits to build and operate your restaurant. Having a clear understanding of who you’ll need to work with and their role can help smooth out the process and potentially avoid delays.   Primary LA Permitting Departments In an ideal society, you’d have one point of contact for your new restaurant or cafe — one permitting department to do things like: Get your building plans reviewed. Get all permits approved. Get all inspections passed. Unfortunately, LA…

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How Long Does It Take to Get a Restaurant Building Permit in LA?

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no Comment.    Feb 17, 2021 | 7:28 pm


  This resource is an expert from our Complete Guide to Los Angeles Restaurant Permits. Visit this page for everything you need to know about getting permits reviewed and approved quickly. Staying on-time and on-budget is critical when building a new restaurant in Los Angeles. To ensure your project stays on track, you need to know how long the process takes. While both the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) and County of Los Angeles Public Health are staffed by good people who want to see good things happen in their neighborhoods, they have a lot of other projects to manage. It is your responsibility to make their job as easy as possible and have everything they need ready when they need it. Generally speaking, expect the process from plan submission to ready-to-issue (RTI) permit to take between two and four months, but it’s a good idea to…

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Los Angeles Restaurant Permits: A Comprehensive List

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no Comment.    Feb 10, 2021 | 11:42 pm


  This resource is an expert from our Complete Guide to Los Angeles Restaurant Permits. Visit this page for everything you need to know about getting permits reviewed and approved quickly. So you finally decided to take the plunge and invest your savings into a franchise restaurant concept. Excellent move. Franchise systems can help first time business owner’s make the transition from employee to owner status. What you may not have anticipated was how long and complicated the construction permit process can take. For example, if you are signing a lease for a space did you know that if the space you are leasing was not a restaurant before, you may be forced to wait weeks or even months to receive a building permit? The reason is that you are changing the use of the space from a retail space to a restaurant space. This requires a different set of…

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Complete Guide to Los Angeles Restaurant 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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