Department of Building and Safety will be closed on Monday October 12, 2015 in observance of Columbus Day. Thank you for doing business in the City of Los Angeles.
Building and Safety provides many permit services for the average home owner as well as contractors. Permits can be obtained at any of our Construction Service Centers or from our online permit service called e-permit. Depending on the complexity of your project, you may be able to get your permit the same day with Express Permit or e-permit. For a list of applicable permits click the link Express/e-permit Informational Bulletin. For more complex jobs, you may require plans to be reviewed by our Plan Check personnel. Click here for more information on Plan Check.
Express Permit Counter
Permits are issued for many different types of work,
including Building, Electrical and Plumbing just to name a few. If
you have a specific question on whether the work you are performing
requires a permit, please feel free to call our Customer
Call Center for further assistance. You can also check out our Frequently Asked
Questions page for answers to our most common questions.