City of Los Angeles
Department of Public Works
Bureau of Street Services

*** Please read the Rules and Regulations before you fill out the application. ***
(LAMC 62.96)
1. Obtain insurance in the amount of $100,000 for Public liability from an insurance company. Insurance must be approved by City Risk Manager, City Hall East, 200 N Main St., room 1246, Los Angeles, CA 90012. (213)978-7475. (Attachment #1)
*   City Insurance Requirements: Instructions and Information
*   Automobile Liability Form: Certificate of Liability Insurance Form
*** The form will need to be filled out online and save. Once you are done, Please email the form to and print out a copy for yourself.
2. Obtain a Surety Bond from a bonding company or insurance company in the amount of $500.00. Or, a cash deposit in that amount can be made in Street Services Investigation and Enforcement Division, 1149 S. Broadway Street, 3rd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015. (Attachment #2)
3. Pay $211.00 for permit at Street Services Investigation and Enforcement Division, 1149 S. Broadway Street, 3rd floor, Los Angeles, CA 90015. Expires on December 31 of each year.
4. Ordinance (Attachment #3)
5. Any questions regarding curb painting permit, please call (213)847-6000.

(Adopted October 29, 1962)

1. This Permit becomes invalid if and when the required liability insurance is cancelled or the surety bond amount is depleted; or upon notice of revocation by the Street Services Investigation and Inspection Division (SSIED).
2. The Prermit must be in possession of the person performing the work and available for inspection on demand.
3. The Permittee shall instruct each of his employees and agents to comply with all applicable provisions of Section 62.96 of the Los Angeles Municipal code and these Rules and Regulations.
4. Permittee must give sufficient advance notice when house number painting is scheduled so as to allow time for property owners or occupants to make an objection if they so desire. Such notice shall be in writing and contain contain Permittee's name and telephone number, permit number and the date the work will be done.
5. Permittee shall maintain a record of the streets in which he paints house or street address numbers. A list of such streets shall be forwarded to the Street Services Investigation and Inspection Division(SSIED) upon completion of the work on a weekly basis.
6. House numbers shall be painted on the curbs in front of each improved parcel of land in the block unless the owner or occupant makes an objection.
7. A first quality paint manufactured for use on concrete shall be used. The second coat of paint shall be compatible with the first.
8. The Permittee shall not fail, refuse, or neglect to promptly correct in a workmanlike manner any error made in a house number.
9. Solicitation for donations or payment for the work shall be made in a civil and courteous manner without inference that donations are mandatory, or that the City established or regulates the amount of such donations.
10. The Permittee shall immediately advise the Street Services Investigation and Inspection Division (SSIED) of any change in address, telephone number, or company name.
11. Failure to comply with these rules and regulations will result in revocation of this Permit.

(Added by Ordinance No. 122,905, Effective 10/26/62)

(a)       No person shall paint, stencil or affix, or cause to be painted, stenciled or affixed, any house or street address number on any curb in or adjacent to any public street without first having obtained a permit so to do from the board.

(b)       No such permit shall be issued until the applicant therefor shall have complied with the following requirements:


Application shall be made on forms provided therefor by the Board and shall be accomopanied by the payment of a fee. Said fee shall be determined and adopted in the same manner as provided in Section 12.37-I, 1 of the Los Angeles Municipal code for establishing fees.
(Amended by Ord. No. 165,675, Eff. 5/11/90)


The applicant shall file with the Board a policy of public liability insurance in which the City has been named as insured or co-insured with the permittee. The policy of insurance shall insure the City and its officers and employees against all claims arising out of or in connection with the insurance of the permit or the operation of the permittee or his agents or contractors pursuant to the permit. The policy of insurance shall provide coverage as follows:

Bodily Injury.................................................................... $25,000 each person
$50,000 each accident
Property Damage............................................................. $ 5,000 each accident

The applicant shall post and maintain with the Board a surety bond in the amount of $500. Such bond shall be executed to the satisfaction of Board and shall be approved by the City Attorney as to form and legality. Such bond shall be payable to the City, shall be executed by a reliable surety company authorized to do business in California and satisfactory to the City, and shall guarantee compliance with the provisions of this section and all rules and regulations adopted by the Board pursuant thereto.


The provisions of this subsection shall not apply to persons painting, stenciling or affixing house or street address numbers upong curbs abutting their own property.
(c)       No person shall fail to keep a copy of such permit upon his person and avialable for inspection at all times while performing such work and no person shall represent in any way to the owner or occupant of the premises in question or to anyone that the painting of such numbers upon curbs or elsewhere is required by any law, rule or regulation.
(d)       Any house or street address numbers which are painted,stenciled or affixed to any curb pursuant to the provisions of this section shall consist of black numerals not less than 2-1/2 inches, nor more than 4 inches in height on a white background. First quality paint shall be used in all cases.
(e)       All permits issued under the provisions of this section shall expire on the 31st day of December following the date on which the permit was issued.
(f)        The Board may adopt such reasonable rules and regulations in furtherance of the provisions of this section as the Board shall determine are necessary, including but not limited to rules regarding the work to be performed and the method and manner of the solicitation for such work.
(g)       The Board may revoke or suspend any permit issued under the provisions of this section upon the permittee's violation of or failure to comply with the provisions of this section or the rules and regulations of the Board adopted hereunder or any other applicable law of htis City or State. Any such action shall be done in accordance with the provisions of Section 22.02 of thie Code.
(h)       Neither the City of Los Angeles nor any Board, Commission, officer or employee thereof shall be liable or responsible for any work done by any permittee under the provisions of this section, or by any employee, agent or independent contractor of the City who paints over, obliterates or removes any house or street address number upon any curb in the course of establishing any official traffic control or street identification sign, or in the process of repair or replacement of curbs.