Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
We have a condo. The association had new roofs installed and said if we were considering skylights we should have it done now. Several of us made a quick decision and used the suggested contractor to install several Solatubes and one skylight (in garage). We assumed the contractor was taking care of permits. Are there any codes for skylights ? What permits, if any, are required ?

ANSWER:
Thank you for contacting the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works. Permits ARE required for both re-roofs and for the installation of skylights (including Solatubes). The building code has specific requirements for the installation of skylights. You may view these requirements at the Building and Safety office serving your area. It is located at the address shown below. Thank you for your inquiry.

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Building and Safety Division
Lomita District Field Office
24320 S. Narbonne Ave.
Lomita, CA 90717


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