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Sunday November 29, 2015

Department of Building and Safety will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26 and 27, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving Holiday. Thank you for doing business in the City of Los Angeles.

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Data and Records Management

The Building and Safety Records Counter provides access to and copies of Building and Safety records.

The following types of records are available

Figueroa Plaza (Metro Office)

  • Building Permits (from 1905 to present)
  • Certificates of Occupancy (from 1940 to present)
  • Range Files (violations)
  • Plot Plans
  • Geology/Soils Reports
  • Affidavits/ZIs
  • Approved Building Plans
  • Board Files
  • Administrative Approvals
  • Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical (from 1985 to 1990 and from 1996 to present)
  • These records are available for all commercial and residential buildings. These public records are for viewing and/or copying except for Blueprint. To obtain copies of blueprints, this Department requires written authorization from the property owner, the licensed architect/engineer of record, and a copy of a current owner's grant deed.

You may obtain copies of these documents in person at our following locations:

Metro - 201 N. Figueroa St., 1st Floor, Room 110
Van Nuys - 6262 Van Nuys Blvd., 2nd Floor, Room 251

Office hours are 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday thru Friday, except Wednesday. Wednesdays, the public counters open at 9:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

The Metro and Van Nuys offices accept requests for records by fax and/or mail. (Please allow 7 - 15 working days for processing). The following mailing addresses are:

Department of Building and Safety
Building Records Section
201 N. Figueroa Street
1st Floor, Room 110
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fax # (213) 482-6862
Department of Building and Safety
Building Records Section
6262 Van Nuys Blvd.
2nd Floor, Room 251
Van Nuys, CA 91401
Fax # (818) 374-5013

The Metro and Van Nuys offices also provide training for individuals who wish to learn how to research for high volume jobs. To schedule for training at the Metro office on Tuesday only, please call (213) 482-6899 or at the Van Nuys office on Wednesday only, please call (818) 374-4390.

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