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.

The City's permitting and entitlement process have gone digital.  With the new ConnectLCF system, all major permits and planning entitlements processes are handled online including paying with a credit card.  Please visit ConnectLCF website for more information and to apply.


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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
cnguyen@lcf.ca.gov
Banner Permit Webpage
Banner Permit  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
cnguyen@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
Apply online through ConnectLCF
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
cnguyen@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
Apply online through ConnectLCF
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
Apply online through ConnectLCF
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
Apply online through ConnectLCF
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
Parade and Special Event Application 
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
Apply online through ConnectLCF