COVID-19: Procedural Changes

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:

Payment Notice:
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!

2. Mail

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

3. E-Mail:
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.

Adrian Gutierrez
Phone: (310) 973-3230

Esequiel Pimentel
Phone: (310) 973-3236

4. Inspections:
To schedule an inspection, please call the following numbers:

Building: (310) 973-3236 or
Planning: (310) 973-3230

Quick Information
  • Read: 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.
Fence Permit Application ($324.25) - Download Application
Flatwork Permit Application ($236.75) - Download Application
  • Needed when replacing or repairing concrete on private property
  • Needed when 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) - Download Application
  • 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) - Download Application
Temporary Sign / Banner Permit Application ($67.25) - Download Application
  • Needed when temporary banners or signs will be on display for up to 120 days
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