For over 25 years, J.L. Hare continues to provide expert, on-time services that range from pre-submittal through permit issuance for developers, architects and builders throughout Southern California.

We keep projects on schedule.

J.L. Hare is one of the leading permit processing companies in Southern California. We understand the financial consequences when agency approvals delay your construction. Working closely with city and county officials, we help you cut through the red tape and keep your project moving forward. Learn how we work and discover why Southern California’s top building industry professionals trust J.L. Hare Associates to manage their overall approval process for commercial and residential projects, large and small.

Permit Expediting Approvals

Obtaining permit approvals requires experience, attention to detail and consistent follow-up. From the design stage to the start of construction, we are involved with every aspect of your project’s permits and approvals.

Our experienced team investigates all details, durations and agency processes so you can focus on your project’s big picture. As proactive members of your extended team, our expert staff develops strategies to facilitate project compliance and navigate agency requirements, including solving code interpretation issues with the building department in order to prevent you from incurring costly delays.

Acting as advocates on your behalf, we establish agency pre-submittal meetings and ensure clear communication among all parties. By preparing a comprehensive package for each submittal and re-submittal, we help you reduce the number of plan checks required. We stand in line for you, negotiate with plan checkers and coordinate agency submittals with your design team so you can focus on completing your project on schedule.

Our specialists have experience in securing permits for every type of development project. The insight and guidance provided by our team of permitting experts helps you meet deadlines and reduce carrying costs.

  • Agency Approvals
  • California Dept. of Transportation
  • Fire Agency Permits
  • Health Agency Permits
  • Orange County Transportation Agency Approvals
  • Transportation Corridor Agency Approvals
  • Water/Sewer District Approvals
  • Bond Exoneration
  • DRE Developer Services
  • Encroachments Permits
  • Grading Permits
  • Landscaping Permits
  • Planning Applications
  • Signage Permits
  • Site Improvement Permits
  • Solar Permits
  • Tract Maps Approvals
  • Plan Check Approvals

Project Management

Hit every milestone on time, from preliminary project planning to completion. As your project managers, we govern your project’s entire permitting scope of work and monitor every detail that can impact your approvals. We serve as a liaison between your design team, the agency and your field construction teams so you are relieved from managing minutiae and can reach every deadline on time.

Our experienced staff work on your behalf to identify and manage conditions of approval and mitigation measures to help you eliminate or reduce their impact on your schedule and budget. Using our agency connections and decades of experience, we investigate fee requirements and establish a critical path schedule for project approvals and construction start that affect your carrying costs. Our mastery of protocol combined with clear-cut communication keep your project’s permitting and entitlement on track so you can turn your attention to other pressing needs.

  • Entitlement Services
  • Conditional Use Permits
  • Design Input
  • Permit Tracking Schedule
  • Agency Meeting Coordination
  • Regular Status Reports
  • Fee Schedule Research and Investigations
  • Advocacy on your Behalf
  • Conditions of Approval Clearances
  • Bond Exoneration
  • DRE Developer Services


Save Money

Our depth of experience ensures all facets of your project run smoothly and on time so you can reduce carrying costs and avoid costly delays.

Save Time

We’ll handle time-consuming details like research, standing in line at agencies and coordinating agency meetings so you can focus on development.

Expert Guidance

Our deep knowledge of local permitting laws and ordinances can guide your team in anticipating potential problems before they occur.

Agency Advocate

We are your advocate at the city. Our agency connections help us ensure that your project remains a priority and won’t get overlooked.

Eliminate Surprises

You’ll receive regular updates and schedules from our team so you’ll always know where your project stands and what next steps to take.

Timely Response

Your concerns are important to us. When you have a question, our attentive staff is dedicated to providing swift response.