Leasing Property


Real Estate at the Port of Los Angeles


The Port of Los Angeles is America’s Port®, the nation’s premier gateway for international commerce and the busiest seaport in the Western Hemisphere. Located in San Pedro Bay, 25 miles south of downtown Los Angeles, the Port encompasses 7,500 acres of land and water along 43 miles of waterfront—with access to the most extensive on-dock rail facilities in North America.

The Port is a department of the City of Los Angeles (also known as the Los Angeles Harbor Department) that operates as a landlord port with more than 200 leaseholders, generating revenue from leasing and shipping service fees. Along with terminal facilities, the Port also leases various industrial and commercial facilities that support port operations and serve the surrounding Los Angeles Harbor communities. As opportunities for leasing such properties become available, they are listed on commercial market sites such as LoopNet.com.

To contact the Port's Cargo/Industrial and Waterfront/Commercial Real Estate Divisions, please call (310) 732-3860.

Leasing Property Permit Process


Leasing port property from the Harbor Department, whether on a long-term or short-term basis, involves the completion of an Application for Port Permit (APP). The application can be accessed and submitted online.
 
Prospective Tenants

Please use permits.portoflosangeles.org and select the “Prospective Tenant application.
The application will ask you to upload documents before submittal. Please be prepared to upload the following:

1. Property Location Aerial Map
2. Site Plan/Plot Plan (include the dimensions of the property being requested)
3. Business References
4. Credit References
5. Financial Statements for the preceding 2 fiscal years
6. Resume of prospective tenant’s experience in the industry related to this request
7. City of Los Angeles Business License (Business Tax Registration Certificate)
 
If the request for property involves proposing modifications to the existing conditions of said property (i.e. construction, demolition, installation of fencing, lighting, other equipment, etc.), the following are also required:
1. Upload electronic copies of engineering drawings, calculations, and any other related engineering documents, signed and stamped by a State of California-licensed engineer
2. A $500 application fee via check made payable to “The City of LA Harbor Department.” Mail the payment to: 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, Attention: Planning & Strategy Division (Please reference the nine-digit APP number on your check. The APP number will automatically be emailed to you upon application submittal)
***Hard copies of the engineering documents may be requested by Port staff during the permitting process.
 
If you have any questions, please email staff at [email protected]
 

Current Tenants

Please use permits.portoflosangeles.org and select the “Current Tenant application.
The application will ask you to upload documents before submittal. Please be prepared to upload the following:

1. Property Location Aerial Map
2. Site Plan/Plot Plan (include the dimensions of the property being requested)
 
If the request for property involves proposing modifications to the existing conditions of said property (i.e. construction, demolition, installation of fencing, lighting, other equipment, etc.), the following are also required:

1. Upload electronic copies of engineering drawings, calculations, and any other related engineering documents, signed and stamped by a State of California-licensed engineer
2. A $500 application fee via check made payable to “The City of LA Harbor Department.” Mail the payment to: 425 S. Palos Verdes Street, San Pedro, CA 90731, Attention: Planning & Strategy Division (Please reference the nine-digit APP number on your check. The APP number will automatically be emailed to you upon application submittal)
***Hard copies of the engineering documents may be requested by Port staff during the permitting process.

If you have any questions, please email staff at [email protected]