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Permit Requirements for Cafe Entertainment/Shows

Cafe Entertainment/Shows P519
Los Angeles Police Commission Police Permit Requirements

Reference: L.A.M.C. 103.102 / L.A.M.C. 12.70/ board rules – none

Distinctions
Any business which regularly provides any form of live entertainment including karaoke is required to have a live entertainment police permit (p519)

Exceptions
This permit is not required for:

  • musicians or vocalists at dances where a current dance hall permit(p519) exists
  • in conjunction with carnival permit

Requirements
Who must apply? All legal owner(s) of business must apply.

A) Corporation: three (3) officers of the corporation

B) Partnership: all general partners (not limited/silent partners)

C) Sole proprietorship: legal owner of business

Documentation Required:

  1. Corporation: articles of incorporation, minutes from annual general meeting stating election of officers. Statement of domestic stock.
  2. Partnership: notarized legal partnership agreement (state form, all partners'signatures ).
  3. Purchase agreement (of business) i.e. escrow documents.
  4. Deed or lease to location of business.
  5. Zoning referral slip from building and safety department.
  6. Copy of current liquor license (ABC license).

Property will be inspected by commission staff upon receipt of application.