For larger projects, LADBS offers special assistance at the plan check and permit level.
The Development Services Case Management office (DSCM) supports economic development by providing a special service to major and exceptional projects that require specific assistance and problem solving. For other types of projects, we also provide Preliminary Plan Check service to address Code-related questions raised by design professionals. Our goal is to make it as easy as possible to move your business to, or expand it within, the City of Los Angeles.
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The Preliminary Plan Check Service provides applicants with an opportunity to meet with a plan check engineer to answer questions on Los Angeles Municipal Code requirements or obtain other information concerning their project, prior to plan check submittal.
Preliminary Plan Check can assist permit applicants with code requirements and identify major site-specific issues prior to plan check submittal. Preliminary plan check service also helps applicants to navigate efficiently through the various permitting and application processes.
To apply for this service, please do the following:
View Case Management Service Request Form (pdf)
View DSCM services list (pdf)
In the Parallel Design and Permitting Process, LADBS will start to plan check your plans at the conceptual design phase and continue to provide plan check, correction verification, and code consultation services to you throughout your various design phases. When you complete your final drawings, the building permit is ready to be issued. The benefits for a development project are:
To initiate this process, contact Peter Kim at (213) 482-0454 at Metro Plan Check, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
In collaboration with City Planning, Fire Department, Bureau of Sanitation and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health Department-Environmental Health Division, the Restaurant and Hospitality Express Program (RHEP) program helps facilitate the approval process for all Food Service Establishments (FSE). Work is facilitated through multiple agencies as a Case Management Network.
The goal of the RHEP is to make the permitting and inspection process more efficient, enabling new Food Service Establishments to open on time and on budget. It acts to streamline the approval process, to provide assistance to restaurateurs, their design and construction teams, and to enhance the coordination in permitting and regulating FSE's.
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Adaptive Reuse refers to the process of reusing an old site or building for a purpose other than which it was built or designed for.
The City’s Adaptive Reuse Program works by streamlining the process developers must follow to get their projects approved, resulting in substantial time saving.
The Plan Check Case Management (PCCM) serves as a liaison and adviser, by assigning a mid- or senior-level manager from the Permit and Engineering Bureau as a case manager during the plan check process, for developers and owners who have multiple major projects or a mega-sized project with LADBS. The case manager would help minimize or eliminate any confusion or miscommunication among the design team, the ownership, and LADBS. This service would result in more expeditious issuance of building permits, staying with our commitment of enabling the owners to build safe, well, and fast in the City of Los Angeles.
PCCM project developments are either:
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