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Port of Los Angeles Streamlines Online Permit Process

[ November 5, 2020   //   ]

Applying for permits from the Port of Los Angeles is now easier through a single Application for Port Permit (APP) portal available online at

The Port (Los Angeles Harbor Department) manages the land in the Harbor District on behalf of the City of Los Angeles and the State of California under the State Tidelands Trust. Any activity on Port property other than visiting areas open to the public requires permission from the Los Angeles Harbor Department.

Certain activities may require multiple permits, including leasing, construction, repairs, demolition, environmental testing, operating Unmanned Aircraft Systems (UAS) and hosting events on Port property.

The Port of Los Angeles began the process for online permits last year and supports Mayor Eric Garcetti’s Executive Directive for Contactless Government (August 7, 2020), which calls on every City department to relaunch public services in a contactless and easily accessible way, requiring all departments to go digital.