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Building and Safety Division

Welcome to the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Building and Safety web site. This web site provides on-line assistance with :

  • General Information
  • Guidance on obtaining permits
  • Requirements for building plan submission
  • Construction details
  • Building codes and standards
  • How-to report a building or property violation

Building and Safety provides service to the public by verifying safe building design and construction through the enforcement of building codes and standards. The geographical areas applicable to this web site include the Unincorporated County and 16 incorporated cities. Should you need further assistance beyond this web site, our experienced staff is available for your needs.

Bulding and Safety Fee Increase

Effective 7/1/2015 fees will increase by 0.5% Pursuant to Titles 26, 27, 28, and 29 of the Los Angeles County Codes, this increase is based on the Consumer Price Index Rise for the Greater Los Angeles Area between March 2014 and March 2015 as published by the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics

Posted: 23-JUN-2015

New Building Codes Effective January 1, 2014

Beginning January 1, 2014, all plans submitted for plan check will be checked in accordance with the 2014 County of Los Angeles Building, Electrical, Green, Mechanical, Plumbing, and Residential Codes

Posted: 11-DEC-2013

Online Plancheck Submissions

Plan Checks for unincorporated LA County, County-Owned/Operated Capital Projects, and most Contract Cities may now be submitted electronically through the Building and Safety Online Plan Check portal. Click here to submit and pay plan check fees online!

Posted: 06-JAN-2015

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