Community Development (310) 973-3230
Building Inspections (310) 973-3237
Planning Inspections (310) 973-3230
Office Hours

Monday through Thursday, 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
Closed on Friday, Saturday & Sunday
Closed on National Holidays

Building Plan Check Tuesday mornings - There are currently no over-the-counter services due to COVID-19.
   

COVID-19 NOTICE

Our counter is temporarily closed to the public. Service is limited. Please contact our main line at (310) 973-3230 during operating hours for assistance or general questions.

** To submit plans, paperwork, permit applications, or check payments, we have a drop-off bin located outside the main entrance of City Hall that is available during our operating hours. (View Notice)

INSPECTIONS ARE STILL BEING PEFORMED
- Call (310) 973-3237 to schedule a Building Inspection
- Call (310) 973-3230 to schedule a Planning Inspection

   
Planning Commission Meetings
Click here to see how to view the Planning Commission meetings online during the COVID-19 closure.
   
Title Report Required for Certain Applications
Effective September 15, 2020, certain Planning applications will require a Title Report no older than 60 days. (View Flyer)
   
Program Description
The Community 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.
 
General Plan and Specific Plan Update
The City of Lawndale has begun the process to update its General Plan and Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan. These updates help guide the growth of the City in the future. Visit this link to be informed about the process!
 
LA County Sanitation District - COVID-19 Rebate Program
Posted: Wednesday, June 24, 2020

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 rebate@lacsd.org to see if you qualify.

View flyer for more information.
 
HOUSING RIGHTS CENTER SERVICES


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.

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View HRC Service Flyer for Contact Information (Eng/Span)

- AB 1482 Information Flyer
- HRC Workshop - Information Flyer
 
RESIDENTIAL DEVELOPMENT STANDARDS AND DESIGN GUIDELINES HAVE BEEN ADOPTED
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.
 
LAEDC - BUSINESS RESOURCES
Business Incentives 2020
This flyer contains information about State and County programs, incentives and tax credits for businesses.

LA County - Connection to Resources & Advocacy Services

View a general list of resources and agencies that can help locate additional resources and services for businesses.
   

THE GENERAL PLAN

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