Permits and Licenses

Above are the links to some of the most frequently required permits and licenses that are issued by the City of La Cañada Flintridge. A comprehensive list of all city-related permits and licenses are below, along with contact information for the staff member or division that oversees the permitting/licensing process.

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 Appeal Application Anyone requesting to appeal a decision as permitted by the City's Municipal Code Appeal a decision as permitted by the City's Municipal CodeCity Clerk's Office
(818) 790-8880
 Appeal Application
Banner Permit- Street Light Banners Community Groups that wish to advertise along Foothill Boulevard   Permission to post a banner on Street Lights Administration Department  (818) 790-8880
pcastro@lcf.ca.gov
Banner Permit Webpage
Banner Permit- Park Banners  Community Groups that wish to advertise by Memorial Park Permission to post a banner across the street from Memorial Park Administration Department  (818) 790-8880
pcastro@lcf.ca.gov
Banner Permit Webpage
Bingo License Tax exempt and senior citizen groups that wish to host bingo games   Permission to host bingo games Administration Department (818) 790-8880

Bingo License Webpage
Building Permits (California Building, Mechanical, Plumbing, Electrical, Excavation, Pool, Sewer, Green Building Standards and Residential Codes) Anyone looking to build or modify a privately owned structure Plan Check, Inspections, and Authorization to proceed with construction  Building and Safety Division (818) 790-8651
7:30 to 11:00 a.m., Monday through Thursday
8:00 to 11:00 a.m.
Friday
 Building and Safety Division Webpage
Business License  Anyone who will be conducting business in the City Authorization to proceed with your business  Finance (818) 790-8880
sbertness@lcf.ca.gov
Business License Webpage
Commercial/Charitable Solicitation Permit Anyone who is looking to solicit within the City Authorization to proceed with solicitations Finance (818) 790-8880
sbertness@lcf.ca.gov
Business License Webpage
Dog License Anyone who owns a dog over 4 months old Authorization to keep a dog within the City Administration Department (818) 790-8880
aparseghian@lcf.ca.gov
Animal Control Webpage and Pasadena Humane Society Website
Excavation/Encroachment Permit Anyone who wishes to encroach on to the public right-of-way for excavation/others Authorization to encroach onto the public right-of-way for excavation/others Public Works Department  (818) 790-8882
nasser.sh@lcf.ca.gov
or
bsmith@lcf.ca.gov
 Excavation/Encroachment Permit Application
Encroachment Webpage
Excavation Encroachment Permit-Utilities Utility companies who wish to dig or excavate in or near the public right-of-way Permission to excavate in the public right-of-way Public Works Department
(818) 790-8882
 Excavation/Encroachment Permit Application-Utilities
Film/Photography Permit Those wishing to conduct commercial film or still photography production in the City Permission to proceed with the production Administration Department (818) 790-8880
cnguyen@lcf.ca.gov
Massage Operator Permits
(for those without CAMTC certification)
Anyone who wishes to operate a massage business within the City Permission to operate a massage business within the City Administration Department (818) 790-8880
pcastro@lcf.ca.gov
Parking Permit Any resident that lives on a street with parking restrictions Permission to park on a street with parking restrictions Administration Department
(818) 790-8880
Parking Permit Webpage
Park or City Facility Usage Permit  Anyone who wishes to reserve a City park, field, or facility A reservation to use said City park, field, or facility for a specified timeframe Administration Department  (818) 790-8880  Parks Webpage 
Planning & Zoning Permits Anyone who wishes to pursue any activity on private property Authorization to build private construction or authorization for land uses on private property Community Development Department
(818) 790-8881
Planning Permit Webpage
Special Events Permit Anyone who is organizing an event that would interfere with the normal flow of traffic in the public right of way (such as a race or parade)   For authorization to proceed with the event that would interfere with the normal flow of traffic. Administration Department
(818) 790-8880
Administration Department Webpage
Tobacco Retailers License Anyone that wishes to sell tobacco products within the City Authorization to sell tobacco products  Administration Department
(818) 790-8880
Business License Webpage
Transportation Permit Required for use of special vehicles/wide load vehicles, and of transportation of none common materials. Transporting/ use of special vehicles/wide load vehicles, and of none common materials. Public Works Department
(818) 790-8882
slibring@lcf.ca.gov
Transportation Permit
Traffic Engineering Webpage
Trash Bin Encroachment Permit Anyone who wishes to place a roll off bin on to the public right-of-way Authorization to place a roll off bin from an authorized hauler of 14 days on the public right-of-way Public Works Department
 (818) 790-8882