Each of the different land use zones allow for certain types of businesses by right, through a Conditional Use Permit, or not permitted at all. If you are not aware of the zoning designation for your property, please contact the Planning Division. We strongly suggest you do not sign a lease until you have confirmation from the Planning Division that your proposed business is allowed on the property.
Should the use require a Conditional Use Permit (PDF), please contact the Planning Division for additional information on the process at 562-383-4100.
Interior Building Improvements
If the use is permitted by right but you wish to make interior building improvements, please contact the Building and Safety Division at 562-383-4116 to determine if building permits are needed.
Exterior Building Improvements
Should improvements be planned for the exterior portion of the building or property, please contact the Planning Division for confirmation that the improvements will not result in a Zoning Code violation. We are here to assist you so please feel free to contact us with any questions.
We want to discuss with you plans for your business, how to address challenges, and get you in operation with the least amount of time and cost at the outset of the project. Let us help you through this process. For any addition information on setting your business, please visit the La Habra Chamber of Commerce.