Apply for a Permit

You can email your permit applications to the Community Development Department or visit our office during our normal office hours.

Location and Office Hours:
14717 Burin Avenue, Lawndale, CA 90260
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Holidays: Closed

Submitting in Person

Submit your permit applications in-person at the Community Development Department. Make sure your applications completed and signed.

Masks are required upon entry.

submitting by email

Download your permit applications and submit them by email along with any required documentation. Staff will process your applications and calculate your permit fees. We only accept payments in-person through our Finance Department.

Email your applications and paperwork to BOTH emails listed below. Include the project address in the subject line.

Emails received outside of our office hours will receive a response from staff on the next business day.


Have your driver’s license, contractor’s license, and active City business license attached with your applications.

Permit runners, or the contractor’s authorized agents, must provide a copy of their own driver’s license along with a valid Authorization Letter.


To qualify as owner-builder, you must meet the following minimum requirements:
  1. Reside at the subject property for a minimum of 1 year

  2. The subject property must be the owner’s primary residence. Landlords not living on the subject property do not qualify to pull permits as owner-builder.
Those who qualify to pull a permit as an owner-builder must provide a copy of their driver’s license and a copy of a current utility bill that is: a) under their name, and b) addressed to the subject property. 

*These procedures are only required when applying for Building Permits. Planning Permits are exempt from these procedures.

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