Building & Safety

Building & Safety reviews plans, issues permits, and conducts inspections for all types of construction, including encroachment permits for work in the public right-of-way.


Please contact Building & Safety before beginning any construction work.  Permits are required for most work, including electrical, plumbing, and mechanical work.  Application forms are available above and must be submitted in person at City Hall.  Online permits are not available except for Small Rooftop Energy Solar Systems.

Plan Check

Temple City contracts with Transtech for plan check services.  While over-the-counter plan check is available for some minor improvements, most projects must be submitted for plan check.


Plan check and permit fees (except encroachment permits) are 120% of the fees established by the County of Los Angeles.  County fees are available on the L.A. County Department of Public Works website.

New! Online fee estimator: The online fee estimator can be used to estimate plan check fees, permit fees, and certain development fees for all types projects and permits (except encroachment permits). Go to online fee estimator

Encroachment permit fees are as established in the City fee schedule.
Encroachment permit fee schedule


Building inspections are conducted Monday through Thursday.  To request an inspection, please call (626) 656-7327 and leave a message.  Next-day inspection requests must be received before 3:30 p.m.  All requests received after 3:30 p.m. will be scheduled for the following business day.

Online Solar System Permits

Pursuant to AB 2188, Temple City now offers online permit applications for Small Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Systems meeting certain criteria.  Learn more about applying online