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Note: Projects submitted after January 1, 2017 must comply with the 2017 LA City Codes. See all updated documents on the 2017 Code Documents page.

Information Bulletins

Information bulletins provide consistent and uniform interpretation of the codes, clarify code issues as they relate to new construction and new technologies, and explain new regulations.

Information bulletins supersede most of the previously published Rules of General Application (RGA's), Memorandums of General Distribution (MGD's) and other related public information handouts.

Please note that some provisions or interpretations of the code as written in the superseded RGA's and MGD's are no longer applicable due to subsequent code changes. Information from these outdated documents is not included in the new LADBS Information Bulletins.


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Misc Publications

ID   Title  
2010 CA Green Building Standards Code View
2010 LA Mechanical Code Referenced Standards View
2010 LA Plumbing Code Referenced Standards View
Adaptive Reuse Projects Permitting Guidelines View
Advisory Notice for Installing Solar Equipment on Historic Buildings (LA City Planning) View
Applicable Electrical Codes View
Approved Fabricators Roster View
Approved Testing Agency Roster View
AQMD Rule 445 Wood Burning Devices View
Automated Inspection Request System AIRS View
Automated Parking Conference The Parking Dilemma Innovative Solutions for Parking and Parking Requirements View
Back to Basics Priority Outcomes View
Billboard Survey Information (OSSPIP) View
Building Permit Clearance Handbook View
Building Process Flowchart View
California Lead Free Law Requirements View
California Solar Permitting Guidebook View
CBS Outdoor Inc List pursuant to their Legal Settlement Agreement View
Certified Welder Roster View
Clear Channel Outdoor Inc List provided pursuant to their Legal Settlement Agreement View
Common Permits (prepared by HCIDLA) View
Companies Interested in Testing Soil Gas View
Concierge Services Program Public Bulletin View
DAAC 3/26/15 Meeting Agenda View
Deputy Building Inspector Roster View
DSCM Description of Services Matrix View
EBEWE Instruction Guide View
Electric Vehicle Chargers Rebate Program View
Emergency Chapter 11B Provisions Effective 8.1.2012 View
Finding your Building ID in BIO (Building Information Online) View
Good Neighbor Construction Practices View
Haul Route Instructions for NavigateLA View
Haul Routes and Large Scale Projects With Cumulative Impact In CD4 MATRIX View
Haul Routes and Large Scale Projects With Cumulative Impact In CD5 MATRIX View
Homeowners Guide for Flood, Debris Flow, and Erosion Control View
Homeowners Guide to Permits & Inspections View
Import-Export Route (Haul Route) Requests Status Table View
Inspection Bureau's New Location View
LA Seismic Retrofit Program: Property Owner's Guide View
LA Soft-story Retrofit Program: Tenant Habitability Plan and Cost Recovery Guide View
LADBS and LAFD Streamlined Plan Check Process View
LADBS Cityfone View
LADBS credit card policy View
LADBS Employee Phone List View
LADBS Organizational Chart View
Lamar Outdoor Advertising Inc List pursuant to their Legal Settlement Agreement View
List of Approved Testing Agencies (Mechanical) View
List of EPA Certified Wood Heaters View
List of Recognized Electrical Testing Laboratories for Field Testing of Electrical Equipment View
List of Recognized Electrical Testing Laboratories for Listing of Electrical Equipment View
Methane Mitigation Designer Interest List View
Methane Mitigation Equipment Supplier Interest List View
Online Extra Trip Payment View
Online Permit Information View
Ordinance_183893 View
Parallel Design - Permitting Process View
PermitLA User Manual View
Permitted Waste Hauler List View
Pre-scheduled Meter Set Program View
Procedures to Report a Code Violation View
Regency Outdoor Advertising Inc List pursuant to their Legal Settlement Agreement View
Sample Zoning Information Letter View
Seismic Risk Reduction Through Building Code Enforcement View
Sewer Backwater Valve View
SoCal Gas LA City District Map View
SoCal Gas Service Guidebook View
Vacant Building Abatement View
PV Toolkit 1 Solar Photovoltaic Installations in Residential Submittal Reqs View
PV Toolkit 2 Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Photovoltaic Permitting for Residential View
PV Toolkit 5 Structural Criteria for Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Installations View
PV Toolkit 7 Inspection Guide for PV Systems for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 1A Solar Water Heating Installations - Submittal Requirements View
SWH Toolkit 1B Solar Pool Heating Installations - Submittal Requirements View
SWH Toolkit 2A Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 2B Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Pool Heating Permitting for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 3A Solar Domestic Water Heating Standard Plan for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 3B Solar Pool Heating Standard Plan for Residential View
SWH Toolkit 4 Structural Criteria for Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Installations View
SWH Toolkit 5A Inspection Guide for SDWH Residential Systems View
SWH Toolkit 5B Inspection Guide for Solar Pool Heating Residential Systems View