Building & Safety
CONTACT: Sylvia Robles, (626) 285-2171


In an effort to provide better services, the City is now offering in-house Building and Safety Services (i.e., building plan check, public works, encroachment permits, etc.) through a private engineering firm.  Below is a list of office hours and over-the-counter services that are provided:


Building/Housing Assistant (submitting plans and issuing permits)

  Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.

  Friday (only simple permits): 7:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.


Building Inspector

  Monday through Thursday: 7:30 a.m. - 10:00 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.


Building Plan Check (by appointment only)

  Monday, Wednesday and Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.


For permit related questions or to make an appointment with the building plan checker, please contact Sylvia (email) at (626) 285-0488. If you are traveling a long distance to obtain building permits, it is recommended that you call to ensure that someone is available to issue permits.


Window Replacement: window replacement requires Planning Department approval prior to issuance of building permits. The Planning Department reviews proposed windows to ensure they compliment the building style and are compatible with any windows that are remaining. Please note that "flat grids" are not permitted.



The following forms and applications are available for your convenience:

Starting January 2, 2014, any new building plan check submittals are required to follow the 2013 California Building Codes. The following links will direct you to the International Code Council's website, which has provided for free (read-only PDF format) of the 2013 California Building Codes.

  2013 California Building Code

  2013 California Residential Building Code 

  2013 California Green Building Energy Code


For more information relating to building plan check or building permits, please contact Sylvia (email) at (626) 285-0488.

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Fee Schedule

New Public Works Fees approved by the
City Council on
October 16, 2012
Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What do I need a building permit for?

A: Painting, flooring and kitchen cabinet replacement is the only home improvement that does not require a building permit. To find out if your home improvements require building permits, contact (626) 285-0488.

Q: When can I obtain a building permit?

A: Most permits are issued Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m. Simple building permits (re-roof, windows, etc.) can be issued on Fridays. Please call (626) 285-0488 before coming in.
Q: When are inspections done?

A: Inspections are conducted Monday through Thursday, generally from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.; inspections are not conducted on Fridays. Inspections need to be requested the day before. To schedule an inspection contact (626) 285-0488.

Q: Who can answer my building code question?

A: The City's Building Inspector has counter hours Monday through Thursday, from 7:30 a.m. to 9:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. The Building Inspector can be reached at (626) 285-0488. Questions can also be emailed to Neville Pereira (email), City Engineer/ City Building Official.