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Multiple-Family Residential Applications and Fees

Below are applications for improvements, new construction (additions), or business operations proposed in Multiple-Family Residential zoning districts (R-2, R-3, R-4, MDR-3, and MDR-4).

All Planning permits require a completed application form with the property owner(s) original signature, a fee payment, and required submittal materials in order to be accepted at the Public Counter. Prior to submitting an application, please consult with a Planner to determine the requirements for your project at the Public Counter, by phone at (818) 238-5250, or by email at

All plans submitted with a Planning Application are expected to meet these Standard Plan Details.

Based on the type of application, a Project Sign may be required to be posted on-site during the review process. Upon determination of application completeness, the Project Planner will provide the sign details for your application.

The City collects an administrative fee of 3% on all fee transactions. Cash and check payments may be waived from this administrative fee.




    Administrative Use Permits (AUP)

(Estimated Permit Review Time: Up to 6 months)

     Required for all AUPs:

 Home Occupation - Music Lessons

$1,235.10 (a)

 Condo Conversions

$2,870.80 (a)

 Development Review

(Estimated Permit Review Time: Varies on Project Scope)


Residential Landscape Development Review

$6,903.40 (a)




Pre-Development Review (Conceptual/Informal Review)

(Estimated Review Time: Varies on Project Scope)


Fence Exception Permit: Major or Minor

(Estimated Permit Review Time: Up to 6 months)

  • $750.00 (a) for Minor 
  • $2,485.50(a)(b) for Major


(Estimated Permit Review Time: Up to 8 months)

$6,414.70 (a)(b)

 Appeal a Permit Varies 
  • For more information on submitting an appeal, visit the Appeals page.

FOOTNOTE: Total Permit Fee includes either one or both of these fees: (a) Mailing Fee - $255, (b) Noticing Fee - $245.


For projects with new multi-family residential units, the City has regulatory programs that may require additional application information and submittal requirements. 

Inclusionary Housing

For residential projects that propose five (5) or more new units, the City requires 15% of all newly constructed units to be available for Low or Moderate Income households. For rental projects, 5% of the units must have rents which are affordable to Very Low Income households and 10% of the units must have rents which are affordable to Low Income households. For ownership (or for sale) projects, 15% of the units must be available for Low or Moderate Income households. More information on City's Inclusionary Housing requirements is available online.

Income Level % Earning of Median Family Income (MFI) of LA County
 Very Low  50% of MFI
 Low  80% of MFI
 Moderate  120% of MFI
Note: The Median Family Income is established annually with the published U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) income limits.


Density Bonus

The State of California has adopted density bonus laws which allow developers of residential (or mixed-use) projects to receive a density bonus of up to 35% when a portion of the units are rented or sold at affordable rates, independent from the City's Inclusionary Housing requirements. The City has implemented these regulations by establishing a density bonus framework. More information on the City's Density Bonus requirements is available online.  

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