Permits are issued by the Community Development
Department at Lawndale City Hall.
On some simple jobs, a permit can be
obtained during the first visit. However, in most circumstances, more time
will be needed to review the plans in detail prior to issuing any construction
To determine if you plans need to be prepared by an architect/engineer licensed by the State of California, please view this document.
A building permit will be issued to:
- A property owner, whose worksite is his/her principal residence and has been occupied by the property owner for 12 months prior to the completion of the work. (For more information, visit www.cslb.ca.gov/consumers/building_officials/owner_builder_overview.aspx)
- A licensed contractor. (For more information, visit http://www.cslb.ca.gov/consumers/hire_a_contractor/)
When a permit is taken out, the signature
and identity of the applicant must be verified. A California Driver's
license, State of California Identification Card, or other positive identification
will meet this requirement.
Contractor working in the City of Lawndale
are required to have a Lawndale business license.
If a contractor has employees, a Certificate
of Workers' Compensation Insurance must be on file with the Planning and
Building Department. Contractors working alone may waive this requirement,
but must show a pocket copy of their State Contractors License.