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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.



Before you can request an inspection, you must first obtain the required permit(s) for the work you intend to do. You can check out our Permit services page for more information on obtaining a permit.

When the work is ready to be inspected, you can request an inspection by one of two automated systems or through our Customer Call Center. For more information, read How do I schedule for an inspection.

The inspector will make sure that the work is being performed in accordance with the applicable codes and standards. It is important to remember the permitted work is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by the inspection staff at LADBS.

Depending on the scope of work being performed and the type of building, you may have one or more inspections. For buildings other than single-family dwellings and duplexes, specialty inspectors will inspect the different trades such as building (structural), plumbing, electrical, and HVAC (Heating, Ventilation and Air Conditioning) work.

Internet Request For Inspection
You may use the Internet to request an inspection for any permit, regardless if obtained at an LADBS Construction Service Center or on the Internet via e-Permit . No registration is required.

How and when do I schedule an inspection are some of the questions we answer on our Frequently Asked Questions page. If you need additional information on inspections, please feel free to call our Customer Call Center for further assistance.

Building and Safety has also gone to great lengths to provide a variety of documents available online, including inspection related documents. We have included an inspection section on our Forms page that provides access to a variety of Inspection documents.

We hope to make your inspections go as smooth as possible. We welcome all forms of feedback that may help us better serve you. Please feel free to use the Contact Us link located at the top right corner at anytime.

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