Economic Development

COVID-19 Update:  

On November 28, 2020, LA County released updated Health Orders effective November 30, 2020, limiting services and hours of operation for specific businesses including restaurants and retail establishments. 

Additionally, updated Health Orders released on November 25, 2020 limit restaurants, breweries and wineries to take-out, drive-thru and delivery service only.  This modification to the Health Order went into effect November 25, 2020 at 10 PM and will remain in place until December 17, 2020. 

Business reopening guidances have been uploaded to the LA County COVID-19 Response Site under the Protocols for Reopening headline. 

The City of Redondo Beach continues to follow LA County Department of Health protocol in the re-opening of local businesses.  To see if and how your business can re-open, please review the regularly-updated LA County COVID-19 Business Summary Sheet.

On August 28, 2020, the state released the Blueprint for a Safer Economy, a four-tier system in which counties must show consistent success in stemming the transmission of COVID-19 before allowing businesses greater flexibility to reopen and group activities to resume.  To review the tiers and see the status of LA County, visit the state’s site here

Temporary Use Permits

The City recognizes that businesses are faced with accommodating social distancing and limited services. During this public health emergency, indoor capacity is effectively reduced, and in some cases eliminated, within the current physical footprint of the business. To address this capacity issue, the City may issue Temporary Use Permits (TUPs) to utilize the privately-owned parking areas and outdoor spaces of a business’ site to appropriately provide services while accommodating emergency orders related to social distancing and indoor activities.  Restaurants interested in applying for a TUP may submit the Restaurant TUP Packet.  All other businesses may submit the Non-Restaurant TUP packet.  You may also contact for a packet or with any questions you may have.  Please note the $210 fee has been waived.

 The City also supports a permitted Sidewalk Dining program for restaurants abutting qualifying public sidewalks. Fees have also been temporarily waived for this program during the COVID crisis. More information on this program can be found in this Sidewalk Dining Packet.  Please note, effective November 25, 2020 and for the duration of 3 weeks thereafter, LA County Health Order limits restaurants, wineries and breweries to take-out and delivery service only.



The Economic Development program works with the business community to foster a positive atmosphere for businesses in Redondo Beach.  Department personnel are involved with various business associations within the City to keep informed of each area's needs.  The department endeavors to retain and attract businesses that will offer quality employment to local residents and to ensure the continued success of the City's core commercial areas.   

For questions or forms regarding your business license, please visit the Business Licenses page or contact Financial Services at (310) 318-0603.

Additional information can be found on the following pages:

Waterfront and Economic Development Contact Information:

Via telephone: (310) 318-0631
Via e-mail: Email(click on envelope)
Via regular mail: City of Redondo Beach
Waterfront & Economic Development Department
415 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277