Save time and trouble with a convenient Virtual Inspection of your home project. Permit holders can schedule a Virtual Inspection using their
smartphone or tablet, with Skype, Facetime, or another web-based site for some inspection types. Click
here for additional information about
Virtual Inspection and step-by-step procedures. Virtual inspections reduce wait times for re-inspection of minor corrections. Contact your
inspector to see if you can get out your device, your flashlight and tape measure, and take a virtual look at your home improvement project.
For office contact information, please click here for a list of our offices
and an interactive map near the bottom of the page.
Virtual Online Appointments
We now offer the option to schedule a virtual appointment using Zoom to discuss your building construction project with County staff.
Please click here
to view available appointments.
Bobcat Fire: Disaster Recovery Loans Available
Disaster recovery loans are now available to L.A. County residents and businesses who
suffered damage as a result of the Bobcat Fire. Contact the U.S. Small Business Administration to apply.
Building Rehabilitation Appeals Board Hearings – Now held Virtually
Public Works holds regular Building Rehabilitation Appeals Board hearings regarding County recommendations for the ordered abatement of
properties determined to be substandard and a public nuisance. The hearings allow the opportunity for those who wish to be heard to show
why a property is or is not substandard or to show cause why the building, even if substandard, should not be ordered barricaded, demolished,
repaired, rehabilitated or vacated. Follow the directions in red below to access Agendas and information for any upcoming hearings. For
additional information, contact the Property Rehab Section at 626-458-3193.
COVID-19 Update: In keeping with Los Angeles County Public Health Officer’s Safer at Home order to slow the spread of COVID-19, Public Works has implemented
new procedures for public hearings to be held virtually, online, in order to practice proper physical distancing protocols and provide
continued opportunity for public appeals to be heard.
Los Angeles County Public Works Building & Safety Response Regarding COVID-19
For the protection of the public and our employees, all
County facilities are currently closed
to the public. Public Works is open for online business and our staff is readily available to assist you by telephone
or e-mail. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you need our assistance.
- For more information regarding closures of County facilities please click here
How to obtain permits
- To apply and obtain permits for a project located in Unincorporated Los Angeles County, please apply on EPIC LA
- To apply and obtain permits for a project located in one of our Contract Cities, please apply on BSOP
- To find out which office serves your project location, please use our Service Locator
- To help determine which website to apply with, please use the EPIC LA Permit Helper
- For a general road map of the permitting process, please click here
- For a roof mount residential solar permit road map, please click here
- For a grading permit road map, please click here
For office contact information, please click here.
A list of our offices and an interactive map will be found near the bottom of the page. Specific section contact information are also located on this page.
Important documents regarding permits can be found here
Take action to reduce wildfire danger
Protect your home from wildland fires. Hotter temperatures and drier conditions lead to increased wildfire danger. There are active steps property
owners can take to protect their structures from wildfire hazards. Keep your family safe. Prepare your home and property for wildfires with LA
County Fire's video, Harden Your Home: LA County Fire's video,
LA County Fire’s video, Harden Your Home