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Any business in the City of La Verne which provides entertainment to its patrons on a regular basis is required to obtain an entertainment permit.
Entertainment includes, but is not limited to, any single event, series of events or ongoing activity to which persons are invited to watch, listen or participate (e.g. trivia, karaoke, games, live music, DJ, dance.).
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An entertainment permit allows a business within the City of La Verne to provide or permit live entertainment in addition to the primary business, whether or not for compensation.
Yes. Exclusions for needing an entertainment permit include the following:
To find out if your entertainment or business qualifies for any of the exclusions listed above, contact the Community Development Department at 909-596-8706.
The entertainment permit applies to commercial and industrial properties and is not permitted on properties zoned for residential. Entertainment in the Foothill Boulevard Specific Plan is regulated by an alternative process and does not require an entertainment permit.
For more information regarding zoning, contact the Community Development Department at 909-596-8706.
The Entertainment Permit expires on January 31st of every year and can be renewed annually. First-time applicants are not required to renew if approval is granted on or after July 1st, so long as the applicant is in good standing. Application for renewal is due to a minimum of 30 calendar days prior to the expiration date.
First-time applications require a $500 initial deposit. Annual renewal requires a $120 fee. The City accepts cash or check payments (checks made payable to the City of La Verne).