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Applications, Forms & Handouts

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Commonly used applications, forms and handouts, as well as maps and documents, are provided below. Please contact Community Development Staff to determine which documents are most relevant, or whether other items are available.   


Scroll down to see all items for Building, Planning, Code Enforcement, and then Maps and Documents.


Limited Live Entertainment Permit Handout and Application
Clarification Regarding the Definition of an “Open Stairway”
New Changes to Improve and Streamline Plan Check and Permit Issuance
Plan Submittal Requirements for Residential and Commercial Projects
Plan Submittal Checklist
Residential Condominium Plan Submittal Checklist
Zoning Checklist for Single Family Residence and Condominiums
Summary of Regulations for Outdoor Dining in Hermosa Beach
Tattoo/Body Piercing Regulations-Frequently Asked Questions
Home Business Application
Commercial Business Application

Business License Form for Restaurants with Beer and Wine until 10:00 p.m.

Accessory Dwelling Unit Survey

Complaint Form


Application Forms:

Building Permit
Electrical Permit
Mechanical Permit
Plumbing Permit
Permit Extension Application
Sign Permit (Permanent)
Sign Permit (Temporary)
Residential Building Report
Address Request
Occupant Load Review
Board of Appeal Application and Procedure

Permit Process:

When Do I Need a Permit?
Plan Check Process
Plan Check Checklists:
  1. Residential
  2. Commercial
  3. Tenant Improvement
Construction Inspection Process
Building Permit Fees
How Much Will My Building Permit Cost?


Assumption of Risk and Release
Authorization to Pull Permit
Civil Sheet (C-Sheet) Plan Submittal Checklist (Public Works)
Commercial Property Owner Authorization
Construction Hours/Rules and Holiday Schedule
Demolition Permits Checklist Packet
Demolition Permit Waiver
Exemption From Mandatory Refuse Collection Service
Building Fee Schedule
Fence Permit Plot Plan
How to do Solar Energy Systems (Photovoltaic) in Hermosa Beach
OC-1 Form
Pedestrian Protection Plan
Plan Submittal Package
Policy for No-Fee Residential Electrical Permits for Electric Vehicles
Pre-Demolition Meeting Procedures
Protection of Private Property During Construction
Request for Copy of Plans
Sandblasting Notice
School Facility Fees
Sewer Connection Fee (L. A. County)
Smoke Detectors
Structural Observation Report Form
Subcontractors List
Waste Recycling Plan
Waste Recycling Report


Application Forms:

Planning Application
Limited Outdoor Seating
Temporary Minor Special Event on Private Property
Temporary Minor Special Event - Modification to Event Dates
Portable A-Frame Sign Permit

Preliminary Application Checklist (SB 330) for Housing Development Projects

Application Information:

Planning Commission 2020 Meeting Schedule
Appeal to the Planning Commission
Conditional Use Permit 
Environmental Information Form 
Final Map 
General Plan Amendment
Height Limit Exception
Lot Line Adjustment-Cert of Compliance
Limited Live Entertainment Permit Application
Parking Plan
Precise Development Plan
Sign Variance
Convex Slope/Grade Height Determination
Zone Change


Planning Fee Schedule
Height Requirement & Calculating Height
Height Calculations (Excel)
Nonconforming Residential Buildings and Uses
Parking Standards
Plan Submittal-Driveway Slope
Regulations for Events and Parties in Hermosa Beach
Residential Zoning Requirements Summary
Summary of Regulations for Outdoor Dining in Hermosa Beach


Zoning Map (updated February 2020)
General Plan Map
Hermosa Beach Corridors and Assets