The Studio Concierge Program helps facilitate the approval process for studio and soundstage projects in the City of Los Angeles.
The goal of the Studio Concierge Program is to make the permitting and inspection process more efficient. The Program guides applicants through the approval process, provides assistance to business owners and their design and construction teams, and enhances coordination in permitting, construction and inspection.
The Program is operated by our Case Management Network, which includes City Planning, Department of Water and Power, and the Department of Building and Safety. Upon receiving a request for assistance, a Case Manager (CM) is assigned to the project to review. The CM evaluates the specific needs of every customer, providing assistance throughout the permitting and inspection process.
How it works
When you request assistance from the Studio Concierge Program, the Case Manager assigned can assist you at any stage of the development process:
When the conceptual design is complete, the Case Manager can review the proposed project and its current status, discuss what documents will be required for the Permit, and answer any questions you may have and go over next steps.
When plans are submitted for review, the Case Manager can assist with preparing documents, identifying fees and other requirements for Permit issuance.
When all required permits are obtained, the Case Manager can assist with troubleshooting and coordinating inspections.
With the target date approaching, the Case Manager can provide assistance in closing out the project, acquiring the Certificate of Occupancy and receiving approvals from relevant agencies.
If you decide to use the services of the Studio Concierge Program and obtain the assistance of the Case Management Network at any stage of the development process, please contact us at:
Department of Building and Safety
The Department of Building and Safety advises, guides, and assists customers to achieve compliance with the building, zoning, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, disabled access, energy, and green codes in conjunction with local and state law.
(213) 202-9963 or (213) 482-0464
Case Manager: Adam Burgess (213) 202-9856
Administrative Support: Tatia Wade at (213) 482-0464
Building and Safety Case Managers are available between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.
Los Angeles City Planning
In partnership with the Department of Building and Safety, City Planning offers Development Services Case Management (DSCM) the main portal for consultation, assistance, and troubleshooting for complex development projects requiring interdepartmental approvals.
For inquiries, please email email@example.com.
Department of Water and Power
The Los Angeles Department of Water and Power exists to support the growth and vitality of the City of Los Angeles, its residents, businesses and communities by providing safe, reliable and cost-effective water and power in a customer-focused and environmentally responsible manner.
For support, please email Paul.Habib@ladwp.com.
FilmLA is the official film office of the City and County of Los Angeles.
It provides expert, centralized coordination of multi-jurisdictional on-location filming permits. To learn more, please visit www.filmla.com.
For assistance, please call (213) 977-8600 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
On-call assistance is available after hours and on weekends. Office hours are between 7:30 am and 4:30 pm, Monday through Friday.