Applying for a Use Permit Along With a California Liquor License

Use Permit Applications and CA Liquor Licenses

When you are looking to open a new business, it may be necessary for you to obtain a Use Permit from the city.  Very often, new business owners are completely unaware that a Use Permit is required before they can begin operations.  Depending upon the city, the process for securing a Use Permit can be very complicated.  You could be asked for items such as:

  • Architectual design plans
  • Title Reports
  • Grading plans
  • Overall business plan

If you are attempting to construct or remodel a location, the qualifications will typically be more stringent than if you are using an existing building.  You will also find that larger cities may be more difficult to work with than smaller ones.  Costs will also vary from city to city.

For a business owner who has never been through this process, putting together the proper package for the city can be overwhelming.  Submitting an incorrect or incomplete package to the planning or zoning commission could result in lengthy delays which could cost substantial time and money.  However, working with an experienced partner such as Alcohol Beverage Consulting Service gives you clear advantages.  Because we have helped hundreds of companies to obtain Use Permits and California Liquor Licenses, we have networked ourselves within the framework of most municipalities.  We have also developed a network of local entitlement experts to assist us when needed.  Not only do we know who to talk to, but we also know the proper questions to ask in order to discover if there are unforeseen challenges ahead for your type of business.  This helps us to avoid surprises along the way that would normally become a problem for you.

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