About Community Development

The Community Department champions economic vitality and safe livable neighborhoods, which reflect, preserve, and enhance Temple City's unique cultural and historic character; the department also promotes informed decision-making which facilitates sustainable development, affordable housing and reinvestment in the community. Services provided by the department include; Planning, Building & Safety, Housing, Business License, Emergency Services, Parking Administration, Animal Control, Maintenance, Public Safety Volunteers, and Code Enforcement.

Planning Division

The Planning Division consists of the Planning, Building & Safety, Housing, and Business License programs.

  • Planning Commission Agendas and Minutes

  • Planning
    The Planning program encompasses the City’s General Plan, Downtown Specific Plan and Citywide Zoning and Subdivision Administration.  The Planning Program provides direct assistance to the public in terms of providing zoning and development information.  The Planning Program also includes administration of the City’s Façade Improvement Program and assists in the overall business attraction and retention effort. For more information please call Jennifer at (626) 285-2171 or email.

  • Building & Safety
    The Building & Safety program encompasses Building plan check, permit issuance and inspection services.  The City contracts with Los Angeles County for building and safety services, but operates from City Hall.  Building and construction services are provided over the counter directly to the public.  Construction plans may be submitted and permits may be obtained between 7:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. and 3:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday. The City's Building Inspector is available between 7:30 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday. If you are traveling a long distance to obtain building permits, it is recommended to contact Sylvia (email) at (626) 285-0488 to ensure that someone is available to issue permits.

  • Housing
    The Housing program consists of creating, formulating and implementing efforts to preserve and improve the City’s housing stock.  Utilizing United States Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) monies, as well as redevelopment set-aside funds, the program currently offers housing rehabilitation assistance.  Income eligible owner-occupants may receive a loan at a fee-simple rate of 3% a year, with no payments due until the property is sold.  The maximum loan amount at this time is $25,000.  The program makes it possible for lower income households to make necessary repairs, correct code violations and cure deferred maintenance.
    For information please call Micheal Neal at (626) 285-2171 extension 2308.

  • Business License
    The Business License program consists of issuing applicable licenses to business enterprises including commercial and manufacturing businesses, independent contractors, home occupations, specialty businesses and businesses by vehicle.  When appropriate, Fictitious Name Statements, Articles of Incorporation and/or Seller’s Permit may be required as part of the business license application.   Additionally, businesses that employ full-time employees must provide evidence of worker’s compensation insurance. For more information please call Jennifer at (626) 285-2171 or email.

Public Safety Division

The Public Safety Division consists of the Emergency Services, Parking Administration, Animal Control, Maintenance, and Public Safety Volunteer programs.  It oversees contracts for law enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department (LASD), crossing guards, and traffic engineering services.

  • Public Safety Commission Agendas

  • Public Safety Commission Minutes

  • Sheriff's Department
    The City contracts with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department for law enforcement services. The City is served by the Temple Station which is located at 8838 Las Tunas Drive, Temple City, California 91780. For non-emergency information please call (626) 285-7171.

  • Emergency Services

  • Parking Administration
    The Parking Administration program coordinates municipal vehicle parking enforcement operations. The program processes vehicle-parking citations, collects citation penalty assessments, and issues delinquent payment notices. It also facilitates vehicle registration suspensions and clearances required to collect delinquent penalties. This section also coordinates vehicle parking habitual offender enforcement with the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department and District Attorney's office.

    Parking Administration also issues special vehicle parking permits and collects related fees in accordance with applicable municipal code requirements. For more information please call Bryan Ariizumi at (626) 285-2171 or email.

  • Animal Control
    The Animal Control program provides an effective level of animal control services commensurate with community public health and safety requirements.

    The program provides daily field patrol services designed to facilitate the capture and impoundment of all stray animals observed in violation of the City's animal control ordinance. Citizen complaints regarding animal control violations are investigated and informants are advised of enforcement action or final disposition.

    Animal Control provides comprehensive animal shelter services including emergency veterinary care services for the treatment of all injured and diseased animals impounded or seized by animal enforcement personnel. It also provides for the expedient and sanitary removal of all dead animals from both public and private property.

    Animal Control issues animal licenses and collects the appropriate fees. For more information please call Yansy Monroy at (626) 285-2171 or email.

  • Maintenance
    The Maintenance program is responsible for the City's infrastructure including maintenance and repair of the streets, sidewalks, traffic signals, street lights, and City parking facilities.  The Maintenance program also manages the graffiti abatement program.

    The City contracts with Los Angeles County Public Works Division for several public works services, such as: road maintenance, road repairs, etc.

  • Public Safety Volunteer
    The Public Safety Volunteer Program currently consists of the Temple City Emergency Radio Team (TCERT).   The Public Safety Division is currently seeking volunteers for the TCERT program. For more information please  call  Bryan Ariizumi at (626) 285-2171 or email.

Community Preservation Division

  • Community Preservation
    Community Preservation staff members are dedicated to providing superior service to our community. Community Preservation officers are required to be customer service oriented and sympathetic. At the same time, the nature of their work requires them to be firm, fair and consistent in carrying out their enforcement duties. We assist residents in creating solutions for every problem, our code enforcement program is progressive, and our staff is dedicated to putting forth their very best efforts. The mission of Community Preservation is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. For more information please call  Viet Tran at (626) 285-2171 or email.

Fee Schedule

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