In order to open a new business in the City of El Monte, the Planning Division must ensure that the type of business is consistent with zoning standards. The City has several zones that only allow certain types of uses.
Steps for Applying for a Business Occupancy Permit (BOP):
Call 626-258-8626, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the Planning Counter to speak with a Planner to ensure the property is in an allowed zone for your intended business. Planning Division counter hours are Monday through Thursday from 7:30AM to 3:00PM. To minimize wait time, please check the waitlist prior to your arrival at https://waitwhile.com/welcome/planningdivision.
If it is an allowed use, proceed with applying for a BOP with the Planning Division. BOP applications are only available at the Planning Division Counter. https://elmonte.hdlgov.com/