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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.



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.

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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.

Building and Safety has also gone to great lengths to provide a variety of documents available online, including permit related documents. We have included a permit section on our Forms page that provides access to a variety of Permit Applications and other related documents. We also provide many publications that are very useful to home owners and contractors. Within our main menu on, we have a category dedicated to all of our publications including our Informational Bulletins section. Many bulletins are available that may facilitate the permit process. Diagrams for carports, patio covers, the popular Type V Sheet and many more are provided for your use.

We hope to make your permit process 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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