- Businesses having greater restrictions upon their operation or which require additional information or investigation require a special license. Examples include gun and arms dealers, rubbish haulers, taxi cabs, dance/entertainment venues, and charitable or religious solicitations.
- All special licenses are due on December 31st with the exception of occasional
dance permits and one-time events (ie., film permits, carnivals, car washes,
holiday boutiques and flower sales). These types of special licenses require a
temporary use permit, subject to approval by the Solicitation Committee
(Police Chief, City Manager, Director of Building and Planning, and Finance Director)
- For certain license types, a copy of the entire application is sent to the Police
Department for investigation and approval. Such licenses are also subject
to investigation by the State Department of Justice.
- A Conditional Use Permit (CUP), which may be required for special licenses,
places conditions on the proposed business and business owner. The Building & Planning Division (626-570-5034) handles processing of Conditional Use Permit applications, which then require Planning Commission approval.
- The Conditional Use Permit should be obtained prior to submitting and paying
for the business license and occupancy permit. Once the application has been
approved by the Police Chief, it is routed for additional approval by the City Manager, Director of Building and Planning, and the Finance Director, who comprise the
Solicitation Committee. If the application is not approved by the Solicitation
Committee, the applicant has the right to appeal to the City Council within a
ten-day period from the denial by the Solicitation Committee (per AMC 5.82.040).