Emergency Temporary Outdoor Operating Permit 

On Tuesday, July 7, the City Council approved the Emergency Temporary Outdoor Operating Permit which would allow retail uses, restaurants, personal care services, instructional studios, religious institutions, and other businesses could benefit from additional outdoor space to accommodate social distancing to make use of parking lots and other outdoor areas, excluding landscaped areas.

To streamline the permitting process, staff recommends property managers or owners apply for the permit, allowing for a holistic view at the entire center to identify all areas which can be utilized for the expanded commercial activities. This would eliminate the need for individual tenants to apply for the permit and reduce the overall staff time spent reviewing and processing the applications.


For more information on the application process and the permit application itself, use the following links below.

How to Apply

Permit Application

  1. Planning Division

    Physical Address
    100 Civic Center Dr.
    Lake Forest, CA 92630

    Phone: (949) 461-3535
    Fax: (949) 461-3511

  2. Amanda Lauffer

    Associate Planner
    Phone: (949) 461-3491

  3. Adrian Grijalva

    Management Analyst
    Phone: (949) 282-5213