Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
I live in the unicorporated area of Monrovia and would like to build a block wall 6 feet high. Do I need a permit for this?

ANSWER:
In the unincorporated Los Angeles County area, a freestanding fence or block wall may be constructed up to a height of six (6') feet without a permit. However, the Dept. of Regional Planning does have some restrictions on where that can be done. To completely answer your question, it would be necessary for a Regional Planning representative to review the layout of your property (site plan) with you. I would suggest that you contact our San Gabriel Valley District office at 626.574.0941. There is a representative from Regional Planning that periodically visits that office and would be able to provide answers specific to your property.

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