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Department of City Planning

The Department of City Planning performs all land use planning functions for the City of Los Angeles, including ensuring that buildings and building activities conform to the city's zoning regulations, land development review, environmental review and community planning.

Key services that the Department of City Planning provide for business owners include:

  • Reviewing Conditional Use Permit applications that allow an establishment to conduct certain business activities, such as serving alcoholic beverages
  • Monitoring and enforcing zoning regulations, for instance, parking requirements and building height requirements
  • Reviewing applications for zoning variances or rezoning, for instance, if a business use or business activity doesn’t conform to the existing zoning regulations
  • Creating neighborhood plans and planning policies that impact local development

Address (please visit website for additional field office locations):

201 N. Figueroa St - 4th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Department of City Planning

(213) 482-7077