Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning

Search by Category: How-To

Page 1 of 2 pages
Guidelines for Designing an Industrial Project Before you begin, check with the staff of the Department of Regional Planning to confirm the following: Is the proposed use consistent with the General Plan? What is the…
Filed Under: How-To,Guidelines
Guidelines for Designing a Commercial Project Before you begin, check with the staff of the Department of Regional Planning to confirm the following: Is the proposed use consistent with the General Plan? What is the…
Filed Under: How-To,Guidelines
Guidelines for Designing a Residential Project Before you begin, check with the staff of the Department of Regional Planning to confirm the following: Is the proposed use consistent with the General Plan? What is the…
Filed Under: How-To,Guidelines
How To Order A Map To order a map you must contact our .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) (‘Public Counter’). Our office hours are from 7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday and…
Filed Under: How-To,Legacy
Certificate of Compliance FAQ Will my certificate of compliance application be handled differently from normal procedures if my parcel is found to have been created in violation of the applicable subdivision laws…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Zoning FAQ What is zoning? Why is it important? Zoning regulates land use, density, setbacks, parking, lot coverage, building size, and thereby provides a means to implement the County’s
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Commercial and Industrial FAQ I want to open a new business or change to a different business. What must I do? Verify that the proposed business or use is permitted…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Conditional Use Permit (CUP) FAQ Why does my project require a Conditional Use Permit (CUP)? What are CUPs? A Conditional Use Permit (CUP) is required for certain land uses which may need…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
County Jurisdiction FAQ Is my property subject to County planning and zoning requirements? Only if it is within the County unincorporated areas. To verify, you can use the: Z-NET…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Density Bonus and Housing Permit FAQ What is a Housing Permit? Are there different types? The Housing Permit (Part 18 of 22.56) was established to…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Services Provided FAQ What kinds of questions can you answer at the public counter? The Department of Regional Planning performs all land use planning functions for the unincorporated…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Special Districts, Areas and Plans FAQ Coastal Zone Is my property located in the Coastal Zone? Within our GIS system, you would be able to obtain this…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Business / Other License Referrals FAQ What kind of licenses are referred to Regional Planning for review and why? The following agencies frequently ask Regional Planning to verify that operations they issue licenses…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Application Submittals FAQ What is a Site Plan Review? A Site Plan Review involves determining whether a project is in compliance with the Los Angeles County Code
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Land Division FAQ Can I subdivide my property? Subdivisions are reviewed by five County agencies. These agencies include: Department of Regional Planning Department of Public…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
Temporary Use Permit (TUP) FAQ What is a Temporary Use Permit? Certain temporary activities that may be appropriate at specific locations but inappropriate on a permanent basis may qualify to be approved…
Filed Under: How-To,FAQ
How To Request A Conditional Use Permit Conditional Use Permits are required for certain land uses which may need special conditions to ensure compatibility with surrounding land uses. To be approved, a conditional use permit must be…
Filed Under: How-To,Legacy
How To Request A Parcel Map A Parcel Map is Required: When a division of real property is proposed which would create four (4) or fewer parcels or four (4) or fewer condominium units (i.e.…
Filed Under: How-To,Legacy
How To Request A General Plan Amendment The General Plan is a comprehensive policy document which aids County decision-makers in guiding future development in a manner that is consistent with the needs, goals, and interests of the…
Filed Under: How-To,Legacy
How To Request A Zone Change Zoning regulates land uses, population density, lot coverage, building size and location and thereby provides a means to implement the County’s General Plan. The overall objectives…
Filed Under: How-To,Legacy
Page 1 of 2 pages

DRP en Español

Department Spotlight

Tree Pest Disease Tree Pest Disease FFCP Second Dwelling Unit Cannabis Homeless Buying Property SEATAC SMM LCP Historic Preservation TOD ALUC DRP Video Library Interactive GIS Mapping Applications

Follow Us

Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube

©2009 Los Angeles County Department of Regional Planning.

All Rights Reserved. Terms under which this service is provided to you. Privacy Statement.

Please send website questions and comments to webadmin@planning.lacounty.gov

Many of our documents are in PDF format. You can download Adobe Reader by clicking this link.

Department of Regional Planning
320 West Temple Street
Los Angeles, CA 90012
T: (213) 974-6411 . F: (213) 626-0434
TDD: (213) 617-2292
Twitter Facebook Instagram YouTube