Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)

I have obtained a building permit for a project of mine. The project is not going to take place anymore. How do I obtain a refund for this permit.

Thank you for your patience, and for using our FAQ system. The most efficient, and effective method for obtaining a refund for your permit, is to contact the office in which your permit was issued. The 2002 County of Los Angeles Building Code states:

"107.12 Refunds. In the event that any person shall have obtained a permit and no portion of the work or construction covered by such permit shall have been commenced, and such permit shall have been canceled either as provided for in Subsection 106.5.4 or Subsection 107.11, the permittee, upon presentation to said Building Official of a request therefor, in writing on a special form, shall be entitled to a refund in an amount equal to 80 percent of the fee actually paid for such permit.

The Building Official shall satisfy himself as to the right of such applicant to such refund, and each such refund shall be paid, provided a special form has been submitted prior to one year from expiration of the permit.

No portion of the plan checking fee shall be refunded, unless no checking has been performed on a set of plans, in which case 80 percent of the plan checking fee shall be refunded. (Ord. 98-0020 § 11, 1998; Ord. 95-0065 § 3 (part), 1995.)"

I have provided two links. The first is to the 2002 County of Los Angeles Building Code below, titled "LABC", for your convenience. The second, is a link titled "B&S Offices", which gives the contact information for all of our Building and Safety Offices.

Please contact the appropriate Building and Safety office for further assistance. Thank you again for your inquiry.


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