Planning Permits
  • When is a permit required?
  • Call (310) 973-3230 to request a Planning Inspection.
    Note: Inspections are done only on Thursdays, from 9 am to 12 pm. Please call at least 24 hours in advance to schedule an inspection.


Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, WE ARE CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC AND ARE ONLY ACCEPTING THE FOLLOWING FORMS OF PAYMENTS: personal checks, cashier checks, or money orders made payable to the City of Lawndale.

You can drop-off your payment, application, and applications using our drop-off bin located outside the main doors to City Hall. Please include the project address and scope of work when submitting your application.

City of Lawndale
Planning Department
14717 Burin Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260

To apply for building permits, please e-mail your applications to:

Fence Permit Application ($324.25)
Flatwork Permit Application ($236.75)
  • Needed when replacing or repairing concrete on private property
  • Needed installing or replacing grass or plants on the private property
  • Permit expires six months after issuance
  • View general regulations about flatwork
Shed Permit Application ($236.75)
  • Needed when removing or relocating an existing shed
  • Needed when installing or building a new shed that is no larger than 120 sq.ft. and no taller than 10 feet
  • Permit expires six months after issuance
  • View general requirements for sheds
Sign Permit Application ($67.25)
Temporary Sign/Banner Permit Application ($67.25)
  • Needed when temporary banners or signs will be on display for up to 120 days

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