Apply for Building Permit

application SUBMITTAL

Download the necessary applications and submit them by email to the staff members listed below.  Read the description of each permit application to determine which application you need to apply for.

Additional documentation is required contractors, permit runners, and owners pulling a permit under "owner-builder".

Contractors / Permit Runners see section "Contractor Requirements" below.

Property owners see section "Owner-Builder Requirements" below.

Emails are checked during normal business hours.

Due to COVID-19 restrictions, no cash or card payments will be accepted. You must drop-off a check or money order made payable to the City of Lawndale inside of the black mailbox located to the right of the main entrance doors of City Hall.

EMAIL YOUR APPLICATION AND DOCUMENTATION TO:


PERMITTED CONSTRUCTION HOURS

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sundays and Holidays: No construction allowed


REPORT UNPERMITTED CONSTRUCTION

To report construction being performed outside of the permitted hours or report work being done without permits, contact the Code Enforcement Department at (310) 973-3220.


APPLICATIONS & FEES

Individual permit applications will need to be submitted for work being done on each detached structure (example: two separate sets of permits will need to be pulled for work being done in a detached home and a detached garage on a property).


OTHER FEES

The additional fees listed below generally apply to new construction projects, conversions, or change in uses.


CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS (C&DD) PROGRAM

  • For any questions about the application or review process, please contact the Public Works Department at (310) 973-3260.
  • Contact the Building & Safety Department to determine application fees.
  • For work that requires a C&DD application, the application must be approved before permits can be issued.

CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide a copy of their driver's license and contractor's license.
  • Fill out and turn in a Contractor Declaration Form for each job they do in the City.
  • Provide proof that they have an active business license with the City of Lawndale. If a contractor needs to apply or renew a business license, they can go to the Citizen Serve portal.
  • If an agent is pulling a permit on behalf of the contractor, the agent must provide a valid Authorization Letter and a copy of their valid driver's license.


OWNER-BUILDER REQUIREMENTS

  • Subject address must be their primary residence.
  • Property owner must reside on the property for a minimum of 12 months before they can apply for building permits.
  • Provide a copy of a valid driver's license.
  • Provide a copy of a recent utility bill (trash, water, gas, electricity).
  • Fill out and turn in an Owner-Builder Declaration Form.

OFFICE HOURS

Monday - Thursday:
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday - Sunday: Closed

Main Phone Lines

Main Line: (310) 973-3236
Fax: (310) 970-2183
Building Inspector: (310) 973-3237


OPERATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS DUE TO COVID-19

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Apply for a permit?

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