Special PermitsWhat is an information card and who needs it?
An information card, issued by the City's Committee on Permits and Licenses, shows the public that an organization seeking to solicit donation of funds, goods or services in support of a charitable purpose has filed with the City the required notice of intention to solicit. An information card is not an endorsement by the City of either the organization or the charitable purpose for which the solicitation is being conducted.
What events need a special permit? How do I apply? What is the cost?
All events open to the public require a permit from the City's Committee on Permits and Licenses. Application must be made in person at the Finance Department at City Hall. Please contact the Business License Division at 310-253-5870, for information on permit fees. Click here to download the Special Permit application.
What business activities need a special permit? How do I apply? What is the cost?
The following business activities require a special permit to operate from the City's Committee on Permits and Licenses. Application must be made in person at the Finance Department at City Hall. A police background check may be required for some business activities. Please contact the Business License Division at 310-253-5870, for information on permit fees.
Animal Show w/ Admission
Auction House Auctioneer
Auto Parking Lot
Auto Parking Service (Valet)
Bridge Card Room
Check Cashing Service
Computer Services (On-Line/Credit Card)
Dancing/Soft Drink Establishment
Golf Course/Drive Range
Health Club/Physical Training
Ice/roller Skating Rink
In-Home Health Care
Lecture/Ltd Time Performance (open to the public)
Massage Tech /Accupressure
Restaurant serving beer/wine/alcohol
Sales Broker-Used Merchandise
Special Event (Vendors)
Street Vendor-Non Motor
Telephone 900 Service
Used Computer Sales
Used Merchandise Sales
Used Motor Vehicle Sales
Vehicle Fleet Sales