Most privately proposed street improvements in the public right of way are a result of an approved land use. You must obtain approval from the Department of Regional Planning for your proposed land use before you start preparing street improvement plans (this applies to bridge plans as well). To learn more about the planning stage process with the County of Los Angeles Department of Regional Planning, click here.
TYPICAL STREET IMPROVEMENT PLAN
Below are some tips and tools to help in preparing the street improvement/bridge plan. The typical lay-out of a street improvement plan consists of a title sheet, general notes/detail sheet, and plan and profile sheets. For a template of the border sheet click here.
Below are links to useful references if you have detailed questions regarding street improvement plans.
To properly process your submittal and to facilitate your plan review, please submit all related reference documents (for a copy of the checklist please click here). It is our policy to review only completed submittals. Incomplete submittal packages that do not contain the necessary references, documents, or supporting calculations may be delayed or rejected. For questions regarding this process, please contact the appropriate plan checking unit at (626) 458-4921.
To submit your street/bridge plan for review, upload your plans and supporting information online (link below).
Submit my plans
You can pay the plan check review fees in person or online using e-check / credit card (for charges less than $50,000). After you have submitted your plans for review, a link will be generated and e-mailed to you where you can pay the fee online.
For your convenience, our fee schedule and cost and bond estimating spreadsheets are available below. Please note that the plan check fee covers up to 4 reviews of the street/bridge plan submittal. Additional fees will be required after the 5th submittal.
For each plan submittal, a check print and a correction list will be generated and sent to the applicant who submitted the plans via EPIC-LA. These documents will address deficiencies in the plan and inform you of supporting documents that are needed to obtain plan approval. Corrections can be uploaded via the same EPIC-LA portal.
Where improvements encroach within City or other agency jurisdictions it will be necessary to acquire the respective agency approval before plans are signed.
WHAT HAPPENS AFTER PLAN APPROVAL?
Once the Street Plan is approved you may apply for an encroachment/construction permit to construct the improvements. Refer to these links regarding the process for submitting a construction permit application:
If you have additional questions or concerns, please contact Grading and Road Plan Check Section at (626) 458-4921.
To discuss your project with us in person, please make an appointment with us to meet at our public counter between the hours of 7:00 am and 5:00 pm, M-Th at the address below:
County of Los Angeles Department of Public Works
3rd Floor, Land Development Division
900 South Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803