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It never fails. You have a multi-million dollar idea of putting a particular business at a particular location. The corner is perfect. The demographics suit the nature and demand of the store, service or restaurant. There is just one big problem-the city is not on board. Just what can be done when a city (township, borough, village, county or parish) is not inclined to allow your project? First off, you cannot hear a “no” without first proposing a question. So you would undoubtedly speak to and present your proposal to city staff and they would give you a reason for&
Last modified on Monday, 28 October 2013 17:58
Thursday, 02 May 2013 21:31

Whats a conditional use permit

Written by Mike Robinson
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What's a conditional use permit? Def. A conditional use permit is a discretionary permit.  That is, a permit that, although allowed in a particular zoning district, are only permitted under certain conditions, is granted at the discretion of the governing body and is typically revocable.  In order to secure these discretionary or conditional decisions, the business or land owner must formally propose what they plan to use the property for and then the Planning Staff, Commission or Hearing Officer must review these applications through an administrative or public hearing process.  If the governing body does not think the proposed use is&
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Tuesday, 23 April 2013 20:43

What is a building permit

Written by Mike Robinson
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A building permit contains information concerning a construction projects compliance to the applicable building codes for residential or commercial structures. Building codes are enforced by municipalities for these projects in order to ensure that safety and aesthetic designs adhere to certain covenant restrictions required by their municipal code within those specific locations. Significance It is very import to obtain the proper building permit for all construction related projects. One reason that permits are required is so that the government can maintain proper safety regulations for all types of public and private property. The second most important concern is that permits allow&
Last modified on Monday, 06 May 2013 22:35
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Open Your Business Faster with Building Permit Expediting Are you eager to open your new business, only to find out that you may have to wait weeks or even months to receive a building permit? If so, then you know just how frustrating this can be. Fortunately, if you want to get to building as soon as possible, there are some steps that you can take to get the permit that you need without as much of a wait. The key is to get building permit expediting from a company that you can trust, which you can find right at&
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Thursday, 05 April 2012 20:54

Knowing the Local Permit Process Is Important

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There are over 28,000 permitting jurisdictions in the United States and just about as many sets of requirements for what is needed to submit a building permit application.
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If you own a café or restaurant in Los Angeles and do not serve alcohol, you may be missing out on a very profitable component of your business.  We've compiled a list of the five top questions that we suggest you ask before you get started on the Liquor License process.
Last modified on Tuesday, 13 September 2011 17:55
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In January, 2011, the City of Los Angeles adopted the City of Los Angeles Green Building Code.  This code is sometimes confused with CALGreen the State of California Green Building Code but it's a separate code adopted by the City of Los Angeles that overlays the existing adopted code for projects that meet specific guidelines.
Last modified on Friday, 02 September 2011 01:02
Saturday, 05 February 2011 05:36

Restaurant Permit - Featured Permit Service

Written by Mike Robinson
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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&
Last modified on Wednesday, 09 February 2011 20:46
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If you are considering opening up a restaurant in Los Angeles, congratulations.  I'm a major foodie and love restaurant's. (I like French and Italian!) So, I'm always very stoked when I see a new one open up in town.         The problem is that if you've never done it before, (or even if you have) the permit process can be very confusing, time-consuming and all together ridiculously labyrinthal to figure out.  This LA Times article about City of Los Angeles permit problems with the process is a good example.   To open up a restaurant in Los&
Last modified on Friday, 18 February 2011 04:35
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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&
Last modified on Monday, 07 March 2011 20:58
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