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

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Location & Hours
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
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When Are Permits Required?
Code Enforcement

Please contact the Municipal Services Department to report unpermitted construction, construction work being conducted outside of the permitted construction hours, or if you have questions regarding code enforcement matters - (310) 973-3220.

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

Work being conducted in conjunction with a permit must be inspected during the project to ensure compliance with codes and the approved plans. For more information about scheduling inspections, click here.

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 hours in 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.

COVID-19 Construction Site Guidelines
To ensure the health and safety of all people working on construction job sites, the LA County Public Works Department has provided guidelines to follow during the COVID-19 pandemic. View the gudielines by clicking this link.

Preparing Building Plans

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.

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