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California Conditional Use Permits Lawyer

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California Conditional Use Permits Lawyer


At Blake & Ayaz, we help clients manage small to large businesses in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County, and throughout California. Filing Conditional Use Permits (CUPs) can be tedious, and it is important to get California alcohol beverage control attorneys who know the details of the California legal codes to ensure you understand and meet all the requirements.

Blake & Ayaz can provide comprehensive legal guidance for securing Conditional Use Permits for all types of businesses. These permits allow business owners to operate their establishments legally and ensure they adhere to applicable zoning laws. California has some of the strictest zoning regulations in the nation, so it is essential for California business owners to understand what Conditional Use Permits are, how they work, and how to obtain them.

Our attorneys have a combined 60 years of experience helping out businesses and individuals.

Blake & Ayaz services clients in Santa Ana, Los Angeles, San Diego and Orange County, and throughout California.


Business owners require Conditional Use Permits to utilize an area of land for business purposes. When a business owner requires a Conditional Use Permit, they must apply for the permit through the local zoning and planning authority. This entity must ensure the intended use is acceptable for the location designated in the permit application and aligns with the general plan for the community.

Issues involved with evaluating CUP requests:

  • Compatibility with surrounding land uses
  • Consistency with the General Plan
  • Parking enforcement or demands
  • Noise
  • Project design
  • Potential environmental impacts and mitigation measures
  • Conditions to ensure compatibility
  • Availability of adequate access, public services and facilities to support the development
  • Land suitability and physical constraints

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Most businesses, such as restaurants, bars, entertainment facilities and theaters, are not aware of the legal requirements necessary to open a new business serving alcoholic beverages to their customers. Considerations such as distances to a church and school, parking, and over-concentration all affect whether a business gets approved for its requested permit. At Blake & Ayaz, the attorneys are experienced, knowledgeable and persistent in each application they process. They ensure that the application for each respective Conditional Use Permit receives the highest level of attention, which results in the approval of the requested permit.

Our team can assist with more than just Conditional Use Permits for business owners who intend to serve alcohol. We provide comprehensive legal guidance for CUPs for all types of businesses in the Santa Ana area. In addition, we will carefully review your business plan and determine whether you are likely to face any issues in obtaining your permit.

It’s important to note that the CUP approval process typically takes 10 to 12 months to complete. Working with an experienced attorney from the outset can streamline it significantly, reducing the chances of procedural issues and errors from interfering with your obtaining approval for your Conditional Use Permit. You will also need to undergo a public hearing before a Los Angeles County hearing officer, Regional Planning Commission, or Board of Supervisors. This hearing is open to the public, and attendees can raise concerns or ask questions about your application during the hearing. The hearing officer, Regional Planning Commission, or Board of Supervisors handling the hearing may decide to deny or approve the petition, or they may require further review.

If you want the best chance of securing approval for your Conditional Use Permit, an experienced attorney can help you ensure that your petition includes all necessary information. For example, you must include an accurate listing of all the structures you want your permit to include and the business purposes for which you intend to use the structures. In addition, the hearing officer, Regional Planning Commission, or Board of Supervisors reviewing your application may require you to fulfill certain conditions to use your desired land for the purposes listed in your petition. For example, you may need to account for vehicle access and parking, commit to landscaping requirements, meet building size and placement requirements, commit to a particular architectural style, erect specific types of signage, and provide hours of operation for your intended business venture.


Hiring the offices of Blake & Ayaz is all you need to know when moving forward to the planning and permitting phase of operating your business. The firm’s diligent staff will guide you through the process in a manner that leaves the business owner feeling confident that they have chosen the right firm. At Blake & Ayaz, client satisfaction is one of the primary goals and concerns. The attorneys at Blake & Ayaz will take the worry out of public hearings and the often extensive and tedious permit processing. Over the course of the last 40 years, Blake & Ayaz has maintained valuable business relationships within the planning department, city attorney’s office and the zoning department; it is these relationships that have formed through trust and confidence that a business owner needs to safeguard the processing of their application. Blake & Ayaz is confident that it can help your business achieve its goals.

Navigating the Conditional Use Permit application process is very difficult without reliable legal advice. The team at Blake & Ayaz has the professional resources, expansive network of local contacts, and legal insight to guide you to a positive outcome with your application. We will work closely with you to determine the strength of your application and help you gather all the materials you will need to submit with your application. In addition, our team has years of experience dealing with Los Angeles County Boards of Supervisors and Regional Planning Commissions responsible for reviewing and approving Conditional Use Permits.

If you are ready to put our experience and resources to work for you, you can rely on us for legal assistance with Conditional Use Permits for all types of businesses in Los Angeles County. We will ensure your petition packet is as complete as possible and help you address any variables that may interfere with obtaining approval for your Conditional Use Permit.

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