To begin the rebuilding process after a disaster, property owners need to submit an application for a building permit, either at your local Building and Safety District Office or online in EPIC-LA. Building and Safety staff at your local district office can help you with the application process. Once you’ve applied, you will be asked to submit the design plans for your proposed construction project prepared by a design professional. OWTS certification or modification must be done after building plans have been submitted.
To submit plans online to the County of Los Angeles, you will need to register in EPIC-LA first. Click here to register or login.
To rebuild a single family residence, you'll need a building permit.
If the foundation needs to be reconstructed, you'll need a grading permit in addition to a building permit.
Once your design professional has submitted building plans for your proposed project, Building and Safety will review your plans and provide guidance to ensure the project meets building code requirements. Building and Safety will also assist you in identifying any other local and State agencies that will also require the review and approval of your design.
The County has a Concierge Service for rebuilding homes damaged or destroyed due to the Lake Fire and Bobcat Fire. The Concierge Service provides customized assistance to homeowners and streamlined permitting review. Public Works, Regional Planning, Fire and Public Health are available to provide preliminary review comments on the rebuilding project.
Homeowners who have obtained planning approval to rebuild on the same footprint of the burned home, are encouraged to submit their rebuild plans for plan check. Plans can be submitted prior to the completion of the debris removal process.
Once the plans are approved, you’ll be ready for a building permit to start the construction.
If you would like to schedule an appointment to review your plans, please contact Mr. Hugo Acevedo of the Antelope Valley Building and Safety office at (661) 524-2390 or firstname.lastname@example.org for an appointment.
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Although there are provisions that allow certain residential projects to be completed by a homeowner, most construction projects require the use of qualified, licensed contractors. It is your choice as to which contractor(s) you employ. The State of California is responsible for issuing licenses to qualified contractors.
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With your plans approved, you’ll be ready to be issued construction permits that will allow work to begin. Although construction permits can be issued in most cases directly to the property owner, it is advantageous to have your construction permits issued to your licensed contractor so Building and Safety can verify your contractor’s license and insurance.
With permits in hand, you are ready to start construction.
You will need to register in EPIC-LA first. Click here to register or login.
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