About Building Permits

PERMITTED CONSTRUCTION HOURS

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Holiday: CONSTRUCTION PROHIBITED


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.


TYPES OF BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS


PERMIT FEES


Additional fees must be paid when obtaining building permits if the project is: new construction, conversions, use changes, or significant renovations. Contact the Building & Safety Department at (310) 973-3236 for additional information.


School Fees

Fees are collected by the Centinela Valley Union High School District at 14901 Inglewood Avenue for all new buildings or additions exceeding five hundred square feet. The rates are as follows:

Residential Development = $3.402 per square foot
Commercial/Industrial Development = $0.547 per square foot


Future Sewer

The construction of new buildings, additions, or changes of occupancy requires the payment of sewer capacity fees. The fee is based on the type and size of structure proposed. The fee per is $204.00 per residential unit. 

Fees from Other Agencies

Projects may require additional clearances or approvals from other agencies such as the Public Health Department, LA County Land Development, LA County Building & Safety, AQMD, LA County Fire Department, LA County Sanitation District, Golden State Water, etc. before permits can be issued. Contact these agencies directly to obtain more information about their fee schedules.

CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS (C&DD) PROGRAM


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.

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