Building & Safety Contact Information
General Information
Building Inspector

(310) 973-3230
(310) 973-3237 (Mon-Thurs 7 a.m.- 9 a.m.)

Counter Hours
General Information
Building Inspector
Plan Check Engineer

Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
Monday through Thursday, 7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Tuesdays, 7:30 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.


hkjgfConstruction Hours

Monday - Friday
Sunday's & Holiday's

7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
No construction allowed
Work being conducted in conjunction with a permit must be inspected during the project to insure compliance with codes and the approved plans. To arrange an inspection, call us at least one day before the desired inspection date. Inspection hours are Monday through Thursday from 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. A two-hour window may be requested on the morning of scheduled inspection.
Online Solar Power System Submittal

You can now submit your application and plans for Solar Power Systems online!

E-mail your documents and application to: Typical turn around time is two-business days.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Building Permit Application
  • Electrical Permit Application (if main panel or sub-panel will be added or replaced or if additional electrical work is required)
  • Electrical and structural plans/calculaitons for the system (for review and approval by the Building and Safety Division before permit issuance)
  • Applicable Solar Attachment Forms (Attachments: B, C, D, and/or E)

$533.01 is due upon retrieval of approved solar plans. Fees for any additional items/work are also due upon permit issuance.

Cash, check, and debit/credit card payments must be made at the Finance Department. Check payments are made payable to the City of Lawndale.


Permit requirements - Information on when permits are required, how to obtain permits, and who may pull permits.

Plans Prepared by a Licensed Architect/Engineer - Please see the following document to determine if your plans need to be prepared by an architect/engineer that is licensed with the State of California.

Permit Fees -Summary of Permit and plan check fees

Permit Applications (Download & Print) - Applications are available to download and print. Completed applications must be submitted in person.

Building Plan Check Flowchart

54Recycling of Construction and Demolition Debris Required for Certain Projects

Downloadable Construction Details

Plan check information


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