Temporary Use Permits

COVID19 UPDATE -  Due to the Governor’s Executive Orders and the County of Los Angeles Public Health Officer’s Order, at this time, the Planning Department is not accepting applications for event permits.

Events on Non-Residential Properties

A Temporary Use Permit (TUP) is intended to allow for the short-term placement of activities, many of which would be prohibited on a permanent basis (MMC Section 17.68.010).

Not all special events require the issuance of a TUP. You will need a TUP if your activity involves any of the following:

  • Admission fee
  • Rental of a facility (e.g., the rental of a facility to hold a wedding or other event)
  • Charging guests for valet parking or shuttle service
  • Advertised events / fundraisers
  • Events that take place outside of a business’ building or outside the normal service area of a restaurant

You may also need a TUP for an event that includes the use of other parcels not owned by the TUP applicant.

Number of TUPs Allowed

A maximum of six events per parcel per calendar year in non-residential zones.

When to Submit Your Application

Applications for events that do not require a Coastal Development Permit (CDP) must be submitted a minimum of 40 days prior to the event date. If an event requires a CDP, the application must be submitted a minimum of 90 days prior to the event. Generally, an event will need a CDP if it takes place between Memorial Day and Labor Day and will last more than one day from set-up to clean-up.

An appointment is required to submit your application package. Call 310-456-2489, ext. 485 to schedule an appointment.