How to Apply

The information below provides basic details and the necessary steps on “how to apply” for a Police Commission Permit and the processes which occur after a complete application is submitted and reviewed. Click here to view and access the online Police Commission Permit applications.

Most Police Permit applications can be found online and will include a checklist and additional information to assist with completing all forms. Please review all the information provided and if additional assistance is required, please contact our office at (213) 996-1210 or via email at

All completed applications and supplementary documents must be submitted via email to for review. Please be advised, all applications are currently being accepted via email only.

Once received, a Permit Processing investigator will review your application for completeness and will reach out to schedule an in-person appointment.

During the in-person appointment, the original application and any supplementary document must be submitted. If the application is determined to be complete at the time of the in-person appointment, all associated fees must be paid with the Office of Finance in order to move forward with the application process.

Once the fees are paid with the Office of Finance, the assigned investigator will begin the investigation process. Background investigations on the applicant(s) and the business will be conducted to ensure compliance as defined in the Los Angeles Municipal Code and the rules set forth by the Board of Police Commissioners. In some instances, further investigation may be required and applications which needed additional examination will be referred to Commission Investigation Division’s Investigation and Enforcement Section for further processing.