Community Development

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Banner notification about the closure of the public counters.Banner for Draft 2021-2029 Housing ElementBanner for 2020 General Plan Update

Public Counters are closed. Appointments required!

Lawndalians, we need your input to finalize the Housing Element!

Participate in the 2020 General Plan Update


CONTACT US

Main Line: (310) 973-3230
Fax: (310) 970-2183
Building & Safety: 310) 973-3236
Building Inspector: (310) 973-3237

Jared Chavez, Acting Director of Community Development

Alex Rocha, Associate Planner
(available on Mon. and Thur. only)

Adrian Gutierrez, Administrative Assistant II

Esequiel Pimentel, Permit Technician

Anand Kumar, Building Inspector

(Mon. - Thur. from 7:30 a.m. to 12 p.m.)

Tim Chen, Building Plan Check Engineer
(limited availability)


ABOUT THE DEPARTMENT

The Community Development Department is responsible for providing information to the general public on Planning, Zoning, reviewing and issuing building permits, providing inspections for new construction and ensuring compliance with the applicable planning, zoning and building related requirements, preparing and administrating contracts for special Community Development related programs, coordinating with other City, local and state departments, monitoring regional and state activities that impact the City, ensuring the City's development related documents are in compliance with state and federal requirements, and providing staff support to the City Manager, City Attorney, Planning Commission, City Council and the general public.


Rent relief banners in English.

CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program

The CA COVID-19 Rent Relief program, from the State of California Housing Department, provides financial assistance for rent and utilities to income-eligible California renters and their landlords who have been impacted by COVID-19. Both renters and landlords can apply for assistance.

El Programa Ayuda Con La Renta de COVID-19 de California

El programa Ayuda Con La Renta de COVID-19 de California, por el Estado de California Departamento de Vivienda,  ofrece asistencia financiera para la renta y los servicios públicos a los inquilinos de California que cumplen los requisitos de ingresos y a sus propietarios que han sido afectados por COVID-19. Tanto los inquilinos como los propietarios pueden aplicar.


GENERAL PLAN & SPECIFIC PLAN UPDATE



Attention local residents, businesses owners, and community members!

Help shape the future of Lawndale by participating in the process to update our General Plan & Hawthorne Boulevard Specific Plan! Watch this video learn about the importance of this process.


Upcoming Events / Próximos Eventos

None at this time / Ninguno en este momento.


QUICK LINKS


office hours

Monday-Thursday:
7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m.
Friday-Sunday: Closed


PUBLIC COUNTERS ARE CLOSED. WALK-IN SERVICES ARE UNAVAILABLE. AN APPOINTMENT IS REQUIRED. 

Call (310) 973-3230, or email [email protected], to determine if you will need to schedule an appointment.

You can also call the following phone numbers for specific services:

General Inquiries
(310) 973-3230

Planning and Zoning
(310) 973-3230

Permits / Building & Safety / Building Plan Check
(310) 973-3236

Building Inspections
(310) 973-3237


PARKWAY DESIGN GUIDELINES

Interested in redesigning your parkway? Review the City's Parkway Design Guidelines. For more information, or to obtain an encroachment permit to alter the parkway, call the Public Works Department at (310) 973-3260.

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