Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
I want to put paving on a private dirt road and build a house in an unincorporated area of the county, the area does not have power or sewers. How would I find out the process to legally pave and build a house and put in a septic system, if power is not financially accessible can I build the house and use a propane generator instead of hooking up to Edison power over 1 mile away?

ANSWER:
Zoning information may be obtained by contacting the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning at (213) 974-6411. Telephone hours are 7:00 a.m. to noon, Monday through Thursday. Public counter hours are 1:00 p.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday.

Although not required, you may wish to schedule a "One Stop" counseling appointment in order to obtain additional information from representatives of the Department of Public Works, the Fire Department, and Regional Planning staff. You may schedule a "One Stop" appointment by calling (213) 974-6438. One Stop" meetings are held at the Department of Regional Planning, 320 West Temple, 13th Floor, Los Angeles.


Links:
  County of Los Angeles Dept. of Regional Planning
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