The department's counter is currently closed to the public due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. Applicaitons, plans, payments, and other documents are still being processed utilizing the following methods:
Cash, credit cards, debit cards, and card authorization forms are not accepted at this time.
We are only accpeting check's, cashier's check's, and money orders made payable to the City of Lawndale at this time.
1. Drop-Off Bin:
Patron's can leave their application, plans, payments and documents inside the drop-off bin located just outside the main entrance doors of City Hall. The bin is available during our normal business hours: Monday - Thursday, 7 am to 6 pm.
Do not drop-off any items outside of these hours!
Patron's can also mail-in their items. Please using the following address to send in your item:
City of Lawndale
Community Development Department
14717 Burin Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260
Patron's may submit their applications and plans by e-mail by sending them to the following e-mail addresses:
Note: Physical copies of plans are still required when submitting new or revised plans.
Development Department is responsible for providing information
to the general public on Planning, Zoning, reviewing and issuing building permits, providing
inspections for new construction and ensuring compliance
with the applicable planning, zoning and building related
requirements, preparing and administrating contracts for
special Community Development related programs, coordinating with other
City, local and state departments, monitoring regional and
state activities that impact the City, ensuring the City's
development related documents are in compliance with state
and federal requirements, and providing staff support to
the City Manager, City Attorney, Planning Commission, City
Council and the general public.
The City of Lawndale Planning Commission is comprised of local residents appointed by the City Council, that serve as an advisory board to the City Council for land development, special use permits, planning, and zoning related matters on a case-by-case basis through public hearings. The appointed members serve for a two-year term and must file statements declaring their economic interests while in office.
Time & Location of Meetings: 2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month
Meetings start at 6:30 pm and are held in the Council Chambers located at 14717 Burin Avenue.
ATTENTION RESIDENTS: Help shape the future of Lawndale by participating in the process to update our General Plan & Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan! Watch the video below to see learn about the importance of these updates. To stay up-to-date about this process, please go to: lawndale.generalplan.org.
Your business may qualify for a rebate if it closed or had reduced wastewater
discharges due to COVID-19. This program provides a partial rebate of the
fiscal year 2019-20 Sanitation District service charge payment made on your
property tax bill. Please contact the LA County Sanitation District at firstname.lastname@example.org to see if you qualify.
The Housing Rights Center provides assistance to residents of CDBG participating cities and the unincorporated areas of LA County through a program of informational, educational, and investigative services which are designed to promote fair housing. Please see the attached information describing various laws, requirements, and services they provide including eviction defense and issues related to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Adopted Residential Development Standards and Design Guidelines
The City Council recently approved Residential Development Standards and Design Guidelines. The goal of these standards and guidelines is to improve the quality of life throughout the City's residential neighborhoods. You can view the document to assist you with improving the design and utilization of your property.