About Building Permits

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PERMITTED CONSTRUCTION HOURS

Monday - Friday: 7 a.m. to 7 p.m.
Saturday: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Sunday and Holiday: CONSTRUCTION PROHIBITED


Report Unpermitted Construction

To report construction being performed outside of the permitted hours or report work being done without permits, contact the Code Enforcement Department at (310) 973-3220.


TYPES OF BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATIONS


PERMIT FEES

CONSTRUCTION & DEMOLITION DEBRIS (C&DD) PROGRAM


CONTRACTOR REQUIREMENTS

  • Provide a copy of their driver's license and contractor's license.
  • Fill out and turn in a Contractor Declaration Form for each job they do in the City.
  • Provide proof that they have an active business license with the City of Lawndale. If a contractor needs to apply or renew a business license, they can go to the Citizen Serve portal.
  • If an agent is pulling a permit on behalf of the contractor, the agent must provide a valid Authorization Letter and a copy of their valid driver's license.

OWNER-BUILDER REQUIREMENTS

  • Subject address must be their primary residence.
  • Property owner must reside on the property for a minimum of 12 months before they can apply for building permits.
  • Provide a copy of a valid driver's license.
  • Provide a copy of a recent utility bill (trash, water, gas, electricity).
  • Fill out and turn in an Owner-Builder Declaration Form.

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