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

Application Payment and Delivery
Current fee: $205.30
Accepted forms of payment at this time: checks, cashier check, money order

No cash, credit cards, debit cards, or card authorization forms are being accepted at this time.

Average Turn Around Time: 10 business days

Download Residential Property Report Application

Please mail or drop-off your application and payment to:

City of Lawndale
Residential Property Report
14717 Burin Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260

Hours of Operation: Monday - Thursday, 7 am to 6 pm.

To request an inspection for a Residential Property Report, please call the Municipal Services Department at (310) 973-3220, at least one to two business days after your application has been received.

Does Your Property Require a Residential Property Report?

1. Number of units/homes on a lot
If there are 10 or less units/homes on a lot, a Residential Property Report is required.
If there are 10 or more units/homes on a lot, a Residential Property Report is not required.
Click here for other exemptions.

2. Location

If a property is located between Prairie Ave to Crenshaw Blvd, the property is located in LA County unincorporated area. This area is not serviced by the City of Lawndale.

View the Zoning Map to determine if your property is within the City's boundaries.

List of streets in Unincorporated Area (not serviced by Lawndale):
Arbor Ln, Aviation Blvd, Bodger Ave, Cerise Ave, Chadron Ave, Codary Ave, Cottage Ln, Cranbrook Ave, Doty Ave, Eriel Ave, Ermantia Ave, Faysmith Ave, Florwood Ave, Fonthill Ave, Garden Ln, Gerkin Ave, Kornblum Ave, Lemoli Ave, Patronella Ave, Polly Ave, Roselle Ave, Yukon Ave.

If the property's address is between 3000 - 3900 (from 144th Street - 157th Street), the area is also service by LA County. Use this link to determine which agency or municipality provides services in your area. (LA County Service Locator)

About The Report

It is the intent of the City Council to assure that all parties to a transaction involving a sale of a residential dwelling within the City of Lawndale are furnished with a residential property report which identifies observed violations of the City's codes, rules and ordinances, and verifies the availability of legally required off-street parking spaces.

The Residential Property Report Ordinance requires that prior to the sale of a residential property, the property owner or their authorized agent submit an application for an inspection report from the City of Lawndale. Once submitted, City staff will review the permit records of the property and an inspection of the property will be scheduled.

Staff will then prepare an inspection report that states whether there are any violations of the Lawndale Municipal Code (LMC). The seller or their authorized agent is then responsible for 1) providing the report to the potential buyer, 2) obtaining the buyer's signature on the document; and, 3) returning the document to the City of Lawndale.

If a violation is found to exist, this will be noted on the inspection report and a code enforcement action will be initiated. Failure to comply with this requirement constitutes a misdemeanor on the part of the seller of the property.

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