City of Lawndale
Building & Safety Division
14717 Burin Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260

(310) 973-3230 - Main Line
(310) 973-3236 - Building Permit Technician
(310) 973-3237 - Building Inspector / Building Inspection Request
Hours of Operation
General Information Mon - Thurs, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Building Inspector Mon - Thurs, 7:00 am to 8:00 am

Drop-off check payments only
Mon - Thurs, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm

Plan Check Engineer Tuesday mornings - There are currently no over-the-counter services at this time due to COVID-19

Quick Links:
- Apply For A Permit
- When Are Permits Required?

Code Enforcement
Please contact the Municipal Service's Department to report unpermitted construction or if you have questions regarding code enforcement matters - (310) 973-3220.



Our counter is temporarily closed to the public. Service is limited. Please contact our main line at (310) 973-3230 during operating hours for assistance or general questions.

To apply for building permits, please e-mail your application: or

** To submit plans, paperwork, permit applications, or check payments, we have a drop-off bin located outside the main entrance of City Hall that is available during our operating hours. (See Notice)

- Call (310) 973-3237 to schedule a Building Inspection

Permitted Construction Hours
Monday - Friday
Sunday's & National Holiday's
7:00 am to 7:00 pm
8:00 am to 5:00 pm
No construction allowed

Building Inspections
Work being conducted in conjunction with a permit must be inspected during the project to ensure compliance with codes and the approved plans.

Building & Safety Inspections
To arrange an inspection, call us at least two days before the desired inspection date. Inspection hours are Monday through Thursday from 8:00 am to 11:00 am. Please call (310) 973-3237 at least 24 advance to schedule an inspection.

Planning Inspections
Inspections for fences, flatwork, shed's, and planning finals are done only on Thursday's from 9 am to 12 pm. Please call (310) 973-3230 at least 24-hours in advance to schedule an inspection.

Plans Prepared by a Licensed Architect/Engineer
Please see the following document to determine if your plans need to be prepared by an architect/engineer that is licensed with the State of California.
Quick Information
Downloadable Construction Details
Typical framing details - Los Angeles Regional Uniform Code Program - Type V Const.*
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