Community Development

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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.


PLANNING COMMISSION

The City of Lawndale Planning Commission is comprised of residents appointed by the City Council, which 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

Meetings are held on the second and fourth Wednesdays of every month at 6:30 p.m. and are held at the Council Chambers located at 14717 Burin Avenue.


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

Click on "More Events" to view meeting information, sign-in details, and attachments for past and upcoming meetings.

Haga clic en "More Events" ("más eventos") para ver información sobre juntas, detalles para entrar a las juntas, y revisar adjuntos para juntas pasadas y futuras.


MEETING DOCUMENTS


HOUSING ELEMENT, 2013-21


QUICK LINKS

office hours

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

Building Plan Check

There are currently no over-the-counter services at this time. Call (310) 973-3236 for information about Building Plan Check services.


OPERATIONAL ADJUSTMENTS DUE TO COVID-19

Do you need to do the following:

Apply for a permit?

Pay permit fees?

Submit plans?

Request a Residential Property Report?

and more...


NOTICES

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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