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Please call Community Risk Reduction at (310) 253-5925 to inquire about scheduling an inspection.
Inspections can generally be scheduled anytime Monday through Friday from 7:30 am to 5:00 pm, depending on the Inspector’s schedule and appointments.
Operational permits are required for a number of activities and businesses. Chapter 1 of the California Fire Code lists the various operations. Some examples include the operation of Assembly Occupancies, Carnivals and Fairs, Combustible dust-producing operations, Dry Cleaning, Hazardous Materials and Compressed Gases, Lumber Yards, Open Flames and Candles, Pyrotechnics, Refrigeration Equipment, Repair Garages, Tents or Membrane Structures, Production Facilities and Filming. Specific Fire Code requirements apply to each operation. Some common requirements are listed below.
All events open to the public require a permit from the City’s Committee on Permits and Licenses.
Special Event applicants must go to the Business License Desk on the First Floor of City Hall to complete an Event Permit Application. Learn more about the Special Event Permit application process on the City's website.
Applicants must also be sure to bring a plot plan of the facility, which includes the location of the event on the premises, any stationary objects such as tables, chairs, etc. with their respective dimensions.
Be advised that the Special Event Application Process takes approximately 3 weeks to complete.