Frequently Asked Questions

Do I need to obtain any special permits from the Fire Department?

Exhibits meeting certain criteria must apply for a “Fire Department Permit.” Contact your Event Manager for details.

Are there any height restrictions on exhibit booths?

LACC permits structures and display elements to be built to the following heights: 

  • South Hall=36’
  • West Hall=33’ (rear soffit area=22’) 
  • Kentia Hall=16’ 
  • Meeting Rooms have been calculated at the ceiling height minus (-) 3’

Do I need to submit final floor plans to LACC?

You will need to submit copies of draft size floor plans to your Event Manager. Please contact your Event Manager for details. Plans should be 1/32" scale). 
The Fire Inspector will review them to ensure that they are in compliance with LAFD codes.

Are there any restrictions on exhibit structures covered with fabric or other solid material?

Exhibit structures with covered areas exceeding 750 sq. ft. or greater must install an automatic fire sprinkler system to protect the covered areas. Contact your Event Manager for details.

Do I need to hire security?

Show Management must meet minimum event security staffing requirements as established by the LACC. Contact your Event Manager for additional details. 

Download our authorized service providers list.

Do I need First Aid coverage for my event?

First Aid coverage (i.e. EMT) is required for all exhibit/expo events. 
Contact your Event Manager for additional details.

Some of my exhibitors would like to provide attendees with samples of food and drink. Is this allowed?

Exhibitors, who wish to provide food sampling or non-alcoholic and alcoholic beverage tastings during an event, must request and receive specific written permission from LACC’s Food Services Division.

  • All sampling must be in compliance with the rules and regulations of the California Health Department of Alcoholic Beverage Control and the Los Angeles County Health Department. 
  • Contact Taste Los Angeles by Levy Restaurants for additional information.

Are there on-site event banner marketing options available?

Yes, on-site event marketing is available. Please contact your Event Manager for banner rates/schedule to find out additional information.

How can we collaborate with the LACC’s marketing department for social media outreach?

After your event is licensed, if you would like to promote your event using social media, our Marketing Team can work with you to determine the most appropriate channels, messaging, and strategy. Typically, we utilize Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram as part of our social media outreach program.