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Location & Hours
14717 Burin Avenue
Lawndale, CA 90260

(310) 973-3230 - Main Line
(310) 973-3230 - Planning Inspections
(310) 970-2183 - Fax Number
Hours of Operation
General Information Mon - Thurs, 7:00 am to 6:00 pm
Inspections Thursdays only, 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
  Mon - Thurs, 7:00 am to 5:00 pm
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.

Planning Commission

The City of Lawndale Planning Commission is comprised of local residents appointed by the City Council, that serve as an advisory board to the City Council for land development, special use permits, planning, and zoning related matters on a case-by-case basis through public hearings. The appointed members serve for a two-year term and must file statements declaring their economic interests while in office.

Time & Location of Meetings:
2nd and 4th Wednesdays of every month
Meetings start at 6:30 pm and are held in the Council Chambers located at 14717 Burin Avenue.

Click here to see how to view the Planning Commission meetings online during the COVID-19 closure.

General Plan & Specific Plan Update

ATTENTION RESIDENTS: Help shape the future of Lawndale by participating in the process to update our General Plan & Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan! Watch the video below to see learn about the importance of these updates. To stay up-to-date about this process, please go to: lawndale.generalplan.org.

Recent Updates
Title Report Required for Certain Applications

Effective September 15, 2020, certain Planning applications will require a Title Report no older than 60 days.

Plan Requirements

The following document lists the requirements to determine if building plans need to be prepared by an architect/engineer licensed by the State of California.

Application Checklist and Form for Residential Development - added December 30, 2019
Planning Documents
Zoning Standards & Tools
Environmental Documents
None at this time
Demographic Profile of Lawndale
View Document Prepared by the Southern California Association of Governments
Programs
South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution

Having trouble settlinga dispute? Contact the South Bay Center for Dispute Resolution, (310) 376-7007. Click here to visit their website.

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
agutierrez@lawndalecity.org

Esequiel Pimentel
Phone: (310) 973-3236
epimentel@lawndalecity.org


4. Inspections:
To schedule an inspection, please call the following numbers:

Building: (310) 973-3236 or
Planning: (310) 973-3230


 
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