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Restaurant Permits | Featured ServiceToday in our blog we feature our Restaurant Permit service. Actually, it should be called Food Service Use permit because it also covers Grocery Stores and Convenience Stores as well.Basically, anything you do with food is called by the authorities as a food use. That means if you are service, selling or consuming it, you guessed it. You got a food use. What we do for restaurant, grocery stores or convenience stores.The two most important questions for you to ask when opening a cafe or restaurant is:1) Will you serve alcohol?If you are serving alcohol, you are in luck. Permit Place Liquor License services specializes in securing ABC licenses as well as the Conditional Use Beverage process in the City of Los Angeles. Remember, from the Top Ten Tips, the City of Los Angeles makes you go through two (2) processes. The Conditional Use Beverage (CUB) process in the City of LA and the State of California ABC licensing. We are experts in both processes and can save you weeks, if not months, off of the application processing time.2) What was in the space beforeIf you are looking at leasing a space, find out from the City if the location had a food use associated with it. That's what our Property Records Research service is all about. We research the property's certificate of occupancy and find out if the previous occupant had a food use associated with it. If you change your use from another use to (For example, a dentist office) to a cafe you will need to apply (in Los Angeles, at least) for a Change of Use permit. Very simply, in commercial property, if you are going to remodel an existing facility and you are not putting the same type of business back into the space, then you are changing it's use. For example, you take over a dentist's office and open a bakery. You are changing the use from a medical use to a food use. Permit Place will also submit your plans to the Health Department and the Fire Department. We will manage your signage permits as well. Our restaurant permit service can also manage your Utilities permits as well. This is a huge value and a massive time savers. It's all bundled or we offer ala carte service as well. If you are trying to get a restaurant open, please rememberHealth permitBuilding PermitOutdoor Seating PermitSign PermitFire PermitConditional Use PermitABC License PermitsWe do it all so you don't have to deal with it. You can look up all the websites for every city at Permit Place's Building Department Database where we have links to all the cities websites. We are always available for permit expediting, liquor license permit services or entitlement services. Call us today at 818-786-8960 to discuss your project.
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City of Los Angeles Property Records key to finding out about your property
Those that are looking to take advantage of the many homes on the market, need to secure copies of the permits on the property before they buy. You may be buying illegal construction.
“Any issues with the properties from illegal additions to code violations become the responsibility of the new owner”, said Mike Robinson, President of Permit Place, a land use, entitlement and permit expediting firm.
“Many people think that just because the price is low that it’s a good deal, but many properties including foreclosures and distressed properties can have illegal additions, sub-standard work or code violations that the new owner can be made responsible for correcting the problem”, states Robinson.
Homeowners should ask the seller or the seller’s realtor to research the property and find out if there are building permits and certificates of occupancy issued on any new additions.
The seller should provide the buyer with copies of permits confirming that the square footage on the property matches all existing permits on the property.
For example, if the property built in 1999 has two bedrooms and a bath and the seller added a new bedroom and bathroom, the buyer should check to see that the original permits and certificate of occupancy show the original square footage and that the permits show the new, correct additional square footage.
For those located in Los Angeles not comfortable with completing the research on their own, Permit Place provides a service to research building permits and provide copies of these permits for you or your broker.
The service to starting in the City and County of Los Angeles costs $60.00 plus the costs of copies, gives those selling properties a chance to find out what permits, certificates of occupancy have been issued on the property or will verify which additions on the property have been permitted.
Permit Place has been providing property research for commercial and residential property since 2001. For more information, please contact Caitlin Hallerman at 818-786-8960 or email
or go to http://www.permitplace.com