Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
I received a Notice of Violation for addition and alteration to 2nd dwelling unit above garage. I've been requested to submit plans for the cited work. Is it possible for me to get plans for this addition that has already been completed and is it acceptable?

ANSWER:
Please contact the Lomita Building and Safety District Field Office at the address shown below and ask to speak with the office manager who will inform you on what is necessary to legalize the work. Please note that un-permitted work cannot be considered acceptable unless construction plans are approved, and the work is permitted and inspected by the Building and Safety Division of the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works.

The typical procedure to legalize an existing, un-permitted addition depends on the size and complexity of the addition, this can involve a variety of steps from having an engineer review the addition to demolishing and rebuilding portions of the addition. Because the addition was constructed without permits, if it is permitted now it must meet the requirements of the current codes. This could involve retrofitting the foundation, walls, or framing to meet current building code requirements. The office manager will be able to explain the process in more detail.

County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
Building and Safety Division
Lomita District Field Office
24320 South Narbonne Ave
Lomita, CA
(310)534 3760



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