Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

Question:
What agency holds and governs building plans in the County and/or city of Los Angeles?

ANSWER:
If the property in question is located in the unincorporated area of the County of Los Angeles, or certain contract cities, the County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works Building and Safety Division is the administrative authority for building plans. A link is provided below for the location of Building and Safety offices.

If the property in question is located in the City of Los Angeles please contact the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety for questions regarding building plans. A link is provided below for your convenience.


Links:
  County of Los Angeles Building and Safety offices

  City of Los Angeles Dept. of Building and Safety
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