Tenants 411

Construction Approval Process

Welcome to Los Angeles World Airports' Tenant Project Approval Website.

To request a new tenant project, you must complete a Concept Request Form and submit it (along with the necessary attachments) to your Business Relationship Manager

LAWA - Commercial Development Group

Attn: Business Relationship Manager

6053 West Century Blvd, 4th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90045-6430

[email protected]

The form is provided with instructions, and you can contact your Business Relationship Manager (BRM) for additional assistance. LAWA will respond to your request within 3 weeks with a Concept Letter, which will formally approve or deny your project and instruct you how to continue. Additional reviews may be required. This will be specified in your Concept Letter and a checklist will be provided explaining what you need to do prior to the following review. All projects shall be in accordance with the LAWA Design & Construction Handbook

When instructed, you will submit your 100% Conformed Documents along with any required permits ( Dept. of Building & Safety, etc.) to:

LAWA - PDG - Development Group

7301 World Way West, 8th Floor

Los Angeles, CA 90045

[email protected]

When all of LAWA's conditions have been satisfied, you will be issued a Notice-To-Proceed. Prior to construction, all contractors must

a) Receive a Notice To Proceed from LAWA.

b) Have their insurance approved by LAWA Risk Management Division, (424) 646-5480. Insurance requirements are explained here.

c) Obtain the appropriate badging from the LAX Badging Office.

d) Post the required bonds to the satisfaction of LAWA's Airports Development Group.

e) Notify LAWA Inspection at least 48 hours in advance; (424) 646-5791.

f) Notify LAWA Airport Operations at least 48 hours in advance; (310) 646-4265.

g) Submit any necessary Utility or Area Shutdown Requests to the Shutdown Control Center at [email protected] at least 30 days in advance.

When construction is complete, the contractor will work with the LAWA Inspector to complete the Project Acceptance Checklist. When all checklist items have been completed (including the submission of As-Builts), the Business Relationship Manager will confirm that all business / acquisition issues have been completed before closing the project.

For additional information regarding the submission of a Tenant project, please email [email protected] or call (424) 646-5249.


Concept Request Form...

Signage Request Form

Wireless Request Form

Tenant Request for Exemption Form

Alcohol Licensing at LAX

Request for LAX MCUP Form-v5.2-Fillable.pdf (see attached)

Alcohol Licensing at LAX-v2.3.pdf (see attached)

Inspection Request Form

LAWA Design & Construction Handbook

CALM for Tenant Projects

LAWA Infrastructure Standards of Practice

LAX Address Map (May 5, 2016)

Shutdown Control Center (SCC) Procedure & Forms

Quick Links:

LAX Badging Office

LAWA Insurance Requirements

Los Angeles Department of Building & Safety

City of Los Angeles CEQA Guidelines


Design & Construction Handbook (2017)

Design & Construction Handbook (2016)

Design & Construction Handbook (2015)

Design & Construction Handbook (Nov. 2012)

Design & Construction Handbook (May 2012)

Design & Construction Handbook (Jun. 2011)

Design & Construction Handbook (Jan. 2011)

Design & Construction Handbook (Apr. 2011)

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