Upon expiration or cancellation of any Class "A" permit, BOE shall refund to the permittee fees paid pursuant to the provisions of Subsection (b) and (c) of Section 62.109, after deduction of all charges applicable to work completed pursuant to the permit (Permits issued during the COVID-19 pandemic are subject to different requirements). In no event shall a permittee be entitled to a refund of the fee paid pursuant to the provisions of Subsection (a) of Section 62.109. To obtain a refund pursuant to the provisions of this Section, a permittee must submit a written claim pursuant to the provisions of City Charter Section 350.
The Basic Application Fee paid for issuing the A-Permit is NOT REFUNDABLE per LAMC 62.115.
To cancel an A-Permit, the Permittee shall contact the District Office that issued the A-permit via the BOE Customer Portal and provide the following:
- Written request for cancellation or withdrawal of the A-Permit
- The A-Permit Number
A refund may be due to the Permittee for any fees paid pursuant to the provisions of LAMC Section 62.109 Subsection (b) and (c), after deduction of all charges applicable to work completed pursuant to the permit. In no event shall a permittee be entitled to a refund of the Permit Application Fee, also known as “A” Permit Basic Fee on the BOE Standard Fee List, pursuant to the provisions of LAMC Subsection (a) of Section 62.109.
To obtain a refund, a permittee must submit a written claim pursuant to the provisions of City Charter Section 350.
Class “A” Permit (A-Permit)
The requirements of this section shall not apply to claims for payment upon presentation and surrender of any bonds, notes or other evidences of indebtedness authorized by the Charter or state law and payable solely from any revenue fund or other special fund.
No suit shall be brought on any claim for money or damages against the City, or any officer or board of the City, until a claim has been filed with the City Clerk and rejected in whole or in part. If rejected in part, suit may be brought to recover the whole. Claim procedures and requirements shall be governed by state law or ordinance not inconsistent with state law. Except in those cases where a shorter period of time is otherwise provided by state law, all claims for damages against the City must be presented within six months for personal injury and within one year for property damage after the occurrence from which the damages arose, or after the last item of the account or claim accrued.
Action on Claim
In all cases, the claim shall be approved or rejected in writing and the date given. Failure to act upon any claim within 45 days from the date the claim is filed with the City Clerk or, if amended, within 45 days after the amended claim is filed with the City Clerk, or within any greater period provided by state law, shall be deemed to be a rejection.
Work Orders and Cash Bonds
The Claim for Refund process is not used to release work orders or return cash bonds.
Procedure to Process a Claim for Refund
Staff to process the claim for refund per the Claim for Refund Processing Guidelines.