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



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 the address and scope of work to either: 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

Counter Hours
General Information Mon - Thurs, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Building Inspector Mon - Thurs, 7:00 am to 8:00 pm

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

Plan Check Engineer No counter services - currently accpeting submittals left in the outdoor drop-off bin.
hkjgfConstruction Hours
Monday - Friday
Sunday's & Holiday's
7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m
8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m
No construction allowed


Building Inspections

Work being conducted in conjunction with a permit must be inspected during the project to insure compliance with codes and the approved plans. 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 pm. Please call (310) 973-3237 at least 24 to 48 in advance to schedule an inspection.

Planning Inspections
Inspections for fences, flatwork, shed's, and planning final's 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.
Building Plan Check
Permit Applications
Applications are available to download and print. Completed applications must be submitted in person.
- FAQ on pulling permits (who can pull them and when is it required?)
Summary of Permit and Plan Check Fees

54Recycling of Construction and Demolition Debris Required for Certain Projects

Downloadable Construction Details

You can now submit your application and plans for Solar Power Systems online!

E-mail your documents and application to: Typical turn around time is two-business days.

The following documents must be submitted:

  • Building Permit Application
  • Electrical Permit Application (if a main panel or sub-panel will be added or replaced or if additional electrical work is required)
  • Electrical and structural plans/calculaitons for the system (for review and approval by the Building and Safety Division before permit issuance)
  • Applicable Solar Attachment Forms (Attachments: B, C, D, and/or E)

Permit fees are due upon retrieval of approved solar plans ($547.40 for residential projects - $1,094.80 for commericial projects). Fees for any additional items are also due upon permit issuance.

Cash, check, and debit/credit card payments must be made at the Finance Department. Check payments are made payable to the City of Lawndale.

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