The City of La Puente

F.A.Q.

Does the City of La Puente Issue Parking Permits?

The City of La Puente does not issue parking permits.

Where Do I Get A Certificate of Correction For License Plate or Tabs Violation?

Vehicles must be inspected and certified by a participant Law Enforcement Agency, such as the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department.  Submit your proof of correction and a reduce fee of $10.00 to La Puente City Hall.

How and Where Can I Appeal My Parking Ticket?

You can appeal your Parking Ticket by filling out an appeal form at La Puente City Hall, submit the appeal form online, or mail your written appeal to 15900 E. Main Street, La Puente, CA 91744.

Where Can I Pay My Parking Ticket

You may pay your parking ticket in-person at La Puente City Hall at 15900 E. Main Street, La Puente, CA 91744, online, or by phone at (855) 469-4473.  Methods of payment accepted in-person are cash, checks, and money orders.  You may only pay with a credit card/debit card online or by phone.

How Do I Apply for a Grant and/or Loan?

Homes that are eligible for a grant and/or loan must be a single-family owner-occupied detached home. If you are interested in the Housing Rehabilitation Program, contact the Housing Division at (626) 855-1506 or visit City Hall and request an application.

Business License Penalties

Failure to pay an annual license tax when due, the business license officer shall add a penalty of 25% of said license tax on the thirtieth day of the month following the due date thereof, and an additional penalty of 25% of the license tax base amount shall be added on the thirtieth day of each successive month thereafter up to a maximum penalty of 100%, plus any administrative penalty regarding delinquent payments which has been imposed by a resolution adopted by the city council.

Renewal of Business License

You are required to renew your business license every year.  All license, unless otherwise specified, shall be construed to be annual licenses and shall be payable from the first day of the quarterly period in which the license is issued, namely, October 1st, January 1st, April 1st, and July 1st; and the license shall expire on the last day of the quarterly period, twelve months after the date the license fee is payable.

Change of Business Address Within the City

If your business intends to relocate within the City, request an application form from the Business License office and note on the form that there is a change in address.  There is a minor fee for this transfer.

Are Business Licenses Transferable?

Business Licenses are not transferable, and the certificate is terminated when the business ownership changes.  Advise the Business License office if you move out of town or go out of business.

Display of Business License

All Business License certificates must be displayed on the premises.  For those businesses not having a fixed business address within the City, the license must be carried on the person.  Certain activities like ice cream vendors, lunch trucks and gardeners require that each vehicle used within the City display a vehicle sticker.

How to Obtain a Business License?

Application forms may be obtained at City Hall, 15900 E. Main Street, or by clicking one of the following applications:

What is a Business License?

A business license is an annual tax required by all businesses for doing business within the City of La Puente, and it must be obtained before any business, profession, trade, or occupation is conducted.  A business license application and payment of the license tax is required for all business operating in the City.  This includes home occupations and business locations outside of La Puente that periodically conducts business in the City.

Who Needs a Business License?

Every person who engages in business, transacts or carries on any business, trade, profession, calling or occupation within the City of La Puente, must first procure a license from the City to do so and must fully comply with any and all other provisions of the La Puente Municipal Code.

Owners of apartment houses that contain four (4) or more units or rooming houses with four (4) or more rooms are required to obtain a business license.

Those businesses specifically exempted by State and/or Federal statute are not required to pay for a License Tax but have to file for a City Business License.

What Bus Passes Can Be Purchased at City Hall?

Bus passes Available for purchase at City Hall are: Metro, Foothill Transit, EZ Passes, and Metrolink.

Bus Pass Requirements?

You must be a La Puente resident to obtain a Bus Pass at City Hall.

What Do I Need to Obtain My Passport?

To obtain your passport, you must fill out the passport application, provide two passport pictures, bring your birth certificate or naturalization certificate, and identification.

Are structural calculations required for solar panels review?

It depends on the roof structure of the existing building. Structural calculations will be required if the existing roof supports are over-spanned.

How many sets of plans do I need to submit for a plan check?

Three (3) complete sets with Planning stamp of approval are needed to submit for a plan check.

Do I need permits to back fill my pool?

Yes, you are required to obtain a Demolition permit.

Who can obtain a building permit?

A building permit may obtained by the property owner, licensed contractor or an employee or authorized representative of either on.

What are the hours of operation for Construction?

Per La Puente Municipal Code 4.34.020(f), construction hours of operation are limited to the following days and hours: 

  • Monday through Friday 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.
  • Saturday – 7:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. – Interior work only
  • Sunday & City Holidays – No construction is permitted

What Kind of Home is Eligible for a Grant and/or Loan?

What Type of Repairs is Eligible under the Housing Rehab Program?

What Type of Repairs Are NOT eligible under the program?

Can I get both the Housing Grant and the Loan?

How Do I Apply for a Grant and/or Loan?

Who can obtain a building permit?

What are the hours of operation for Construction?

Do I need permits to back fill my pool?

How many sets of plans do I need to submit for a plan check?

Are structural calculations required for solar panels review?

What Do I Need to Obtain My Passport?

What Forms of Payment Do Passport Orders Accept?

Do I Have to be Present For My Child To Obtain a Passport?

Bus Pass Requirements?

What Bus Passes Can Be Purchsed at City Hall?

Where Can I Pay My Parking Ticket

How and Where Can I Appeal My Parking Ticket?

Where Do I Get A Certificate of Correction For License
Plate or Tabs Violation?

Does the City of La Puente Issue Parking Permits?

Can I set up a business in my home?

How many dwelling units can I build on my property?

What is the zoning of my property?

What are the permitted uses on my property/what can I do on my property?

What can I build on my property?

I’m building a room addition. What are my setbacks?

What new developments are going in La Puente?

What are the requirements to build a block wall or fence?

What is a Variance?

What are the parking requirements for my business or home?

Who Needs a Business License?

What is a Business License?

How to Obtain a Business License?

Display of Business License

Are Business Licenses Transferable?

Change of Business Address Within the City

Renewal of Business License

Business License Penalties

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