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General

ID   Title  
IB/P/GI 2014-001 Notice to Contractors - Insurance and License Requirements View
IB/P/GI 2014-002 Regulations Applicable When a Building Permit is Issued to Alter, Repair or Add to an Existing Building or when a Building is Sold View
IB/P/GI 2017-003 Express Permits (No Plan Check Required) View
IB/P/GI 2010-005 Requirements to Change the Use of a Building to a Food Establishment View
IB/P/GI 2014-006 Document Submittal Requirements for Tenant Improvement, Addition, or Alteration to an Existing Commercial Industrial Building View
IB/P/GI 2014-007 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Multi-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2014-008 Document Submittal Requirements for an Alteration or Addition to an Existing Single-Family Dwelling or Multi-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2014-009 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Single-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2014-010 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Commercial Industrial Building View
IB/P/GI 2014-011 Qualification Criteria for Building (1) Counter Plan Check (2) Appointment Plan Check & (3) Regular Plan Check View
IB/P/GI 2014-012 Qualification Criteria for Electrical Counter Plan Check and Regular Plan Check View
IB/P/GI 2014-013 Qualification Criteria for Mechanical (1) Counter Plan Checks (2) Regular Plan Checks View
IB/P/GI 2014-015 General Engineering Contractors and Demolitions View
IB/P/GI 2017-015 General Engineering Contractors and Demolitions View
IB/P/GI 2014-016 Definition of "Commenced Construction" and Similar Phrases View
IB/P/GI 2017-018 Computer Software Program Solutions View
IB/P/GI 2014-020 One Story Addition View
IB/P/GI 2014-021 Change of Use View
IB/P/GI 2014-022 General Notes for Single-Family Dwellings View
IB/P/GI 2014-023 List of Common Acronyms and Abbreviations Used by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) View
IB/P/GI 2014-024 Instructions for Preparing and Recording Covenants with the Los Angeles County View
IB/P/GI 2014-025 How to Obtain Copies of City of Los Angeles Ordinances View
IB/P/GI 2014-026 Obtaining Permits to Resolve Orders View
IB/P/GI 2014-027 Guidelines for Plan Check and Permit Requirements for Solar Energy Devices View
IB/P/GI 2014-028 Rules and Regulations for Recognition of Testing Agencies View
IB/P/GI 2014-030 Guidelines for Recognition of Listing Product Certification Agencies for Plumbing, Mechanical, and Fire Suppression Product View

Building Code

ID   Title  
IB/P/BC 2017-001 Footing/Building Setbacks from Slopes View
IB/P/BC 2017-002 Retaining or Slough Wall (4 foot High or Less) View
IB/P/BC 2014-004 Wood Frame Prescriptive Provisions One Story Residential Construction Only View
IB/P/BC 2014-005 Attached Carport View
IB/P/BC 2017-005 Attached Carport View
IB/P/BC 2014-006 Attached Patio Cover View
IB/P/BC 2017-007 Cutting, Notching, and Boring of Wood Framing Members View
IB/P/BC 2014-008 Pumpkin and Christmas Trees Sales View
IB/P/BC 2014-009 Detached Carport View
IB/P/BC 2017-009 Detached Carport View
IB/P/BC 2017-010 Importance of Lumber Species and Grade in Wood Shear Walls View
IB/P/BC 2014-011 General Illumination and Lock Requirements in Accordance with Ordinance View
IB/P/BC 2014-013 Roofing Requirements for Wood Shakes and Shingles View
IB/P/BC 2014-014 Design and Construction of Swimming Pools View
IB/P/BC 2014-015 Power Driven Steel Studs in Pre-Stressed Post-Tensioned Concrete Elements View
IB/P/BC 2017-015 Power Driven Steel Studs in Pre-Stressed/Post-Tensioned Concrete Elements View
IB/P/BC 2014-016 Dwellings in High Wind Velocity Areas (HWA) View
IB/P/BC 2014-017 Concrete Vaults - Permits Not Required View
IB/P/BC 2014-019 Exit illumination and Exit Sign Lighting Systems View
IB/P/BC 2014-023 Fire-Retardant Roof Coverings for Open Walking Decks and Spaced Roof Construction View
IB/P/BC 2017-023 Fire Retardant Roof Coverings for Open Walking Decks and Space Roof Construction View
IB/P/BC 2014-024 Structural Observation View
IB/P/BC 2014-025 Billiard or Pool Halls and Pinball Arcades View
IB/P/BC 2014-027 Onsite Wastewater Treatment System (OWTS) (Residential) View
IB/P/BC 2017-028 Nuclear Devices for Soil Density and Moisture Determination View
IB/P/BC 2014-029 State Health and Safety Code Requirements for Mausoleums and Columbariums View
IB/P/BC 2014-030 Interconnection Ties for Individual Pile Caps and Caissons View
IB/P/BC 2017-031 Concrete Proportioning and Admixture Qualification View
IB/P/BC 2014-032 Supplementary Rules and Regulations Governing Fabricators of High-Strength Structural Steel View
IB/P/BC 2014-034 Employment and Duties of a Registered Deputy Inspector View
IB/P/BC 2011-035 Regulations Regarding Registration for Deputy Inspection (with Application) View
IB/P/BC 2011-036 Fabrication Tolerances for Built-Up Steel Members View
IB/P/BC 2017-038 Mezzanines in Residential Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2014-039 Demolition of Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2014-040 Prescriptive Standards for Suspended Ceiling Assemblies View
IB/P/BC 2014-042 Application for Approval As Fabricator View
IB/P/BC 2014-043 Emergency Escape Quick Release Systems View
IB/P/BC 2017-043 Emergency Escape Quick Release Systems View
IB/P/BC 2017-044 Exemptions from Liquefaction, Earthquake Induced Landslide, and Fault-rupture Hazard Zone Investigations View
IB/P/BC 2014-045 Information Bulletins for Certified Welder View
IB/P/BC 2014-046 Composite Steel Concrete Construction View
IB/P/BC 2017-048 Specifications for Strong-Motion Accelerographs & Requirements for Installation and Servicing View
IB/P/BC 2017-049 Slope Stability Evaluation and Acceptance Standards View
IB/P/BC 2017-050 Construction Upon Slopes Steeper Than Two Horizontal to One Vertical View
IB/P/BC 2017-051 Wet Mix Shotcrete View
IB/P/BC 2017-052 Standard for Existing Building Glass Retrofitted with an Approved Organic Film View
IB/P/BC 2011-053 Alternate Design Methodology for Unreinforced Masonry Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2017-056 Crack Repair of Unreinforced Masonry Walls with Grout Injection View
IB/P/BC 2017-057 Drainage Across Lot Property Line View
IB/P/BC 2014-059 Swimming Pool Permit Issuance and Inspection Procedure for Noise Level Control View
IB/P/BC 2014-060 30-Day Notification of Intent to Excavate View
IB/P/BC 2014-061 Tests on Concrete and its Components View
IB/P/BC 2017-063 Maintenance of Approved Building Plans View
IB/P/BC 2017-064 Flood Hazard Management Specific Plan Guidelines View
IB/P/BC 2014-065 Coastal Development Permit View
IB/P/BC 2017-066 Asbestos Fireproofing Removal and Replacement Procedures View
IB/P/BC 2017-067 Asbestos Notification for Demolition / Alteration Permits View
IB/P/BC 2014-068 Rules and Regulations for Hillside Exploratory Work View
IB/P/BC 2017-069 Sound-Rated Partitions and Floor-Ceiling Construction View
IB/P/BC 2014-070 Chimney Repair View
IB/P/BC 2002-071 Wall Anchorage Assemblies to Flexible Diaphragms Revised Design Criteria (Under Construction) View
IB/P/BC 2014-072 Exams for Specialties Regulated Under Chapter 9 of the Los Angeles Municipal Code View
IB/P/BC 2014-073 Policy for Stamped Plans View
IB/P/BC 2017-073 Policy for Stamped Plans by Engineer or Architect View
IB/P/BC 2014-074 Sound Insulation Requirements for Noise Sensitive Structures Near Los Angeles International Airport View
IB/P/BC 2011-075 Reduced Underfloor Clearance for Conversion of Attached Garage to Living Area View
IB/P/BC 2017-076 Summary of Accessibility Upgrades for Commercial Projects View
IB/P/BC 2017-078 Sign Manual (Excluding Off-Site Signs) View
IB/P/BC 2017-079 Commercial Coaches or Modulars for Temporary Usage View
IB/P/BC 2017-080 Guidelines for Construction of Masonry or Concrete Fence Walls Which Do Not Require a Building Permit View
IB/P/BC 2014-081 Conversion into Heavy Duty Equipment Room View
IB/P/BC 2011-083 Retaining Wall Design View
IB/P/BC 2014-084 Accessibility Details for Parking View
IB/P/BC 2017-084 Parking Accessibility Details View
IB/P/BC 2014-085 Accessibility Details for Ramps, Stairs & Elevators View
IB/P/BC 2017-085 Accessibility Details for Ramps, Stairs & Elevators View
IB/P/BC 2014-086 Accessibility Details for Doors, Maneuvering Spaces and Routes View
IB/P/BC 2017-086 Doors & Maneuvering Spaces Accessibility Details View
IB/P/BC 2014-087 Accessibility Details for Restrooms and Drinking Fountains View
IB/P/BC 2017-087 Restrooms & Drinking Fountain Accessibility Details View
IB/P/BC 2014-088 Accessibility Details for Tubs and Showers View
IB/P/BC 2017-088 Tubs & Shower Accessibility Details View
IB/P/BC 2014-089 Accessibility Details for Obstructions, Reach Ranges, Card Readers, and Telephones View
IB/P/BC 2017-089 Obstructions, Reach Ranges, Card Readers, & Telephones Accessibility Details View
IB/P/BC 2014-090 Accessibility Details for Curbs, Blended Transitions, Islands and Detectable Warnings View
IB/P/BC 2017-090 Curbs, Blended Transitions, Islands, and Detectable Warnings Accessibility Details View
IB/P/BC 2014-091 Accessibility Details for Signs View
IB/P/BC 2017-091 Sign Accessibility Details View
IB/P/BC 2011-092 Torque Testing & Installation Inspection of Drilled - In Anchors View
IB/P/BC 2017-095 Plumbing Fixtures View
IB/P/BC 2014-096 6 Inch Concrete Block Masonry Wall Detail View
IB/P/BC 2014-097 Early Start Permits View
IB/P/BC 2008-098 Structural Design Guidelines for Steel Moment-Resisting Frames View
IB/P/BC 2014-099 Relocation of Building View
IB/P/BC 2017-100 Acceptable Design and Analysis Methods for Use of Slabs-On-Grade As Foundations View
IB/P/BC 2014-101 Site Testing Standards for Methane View
IB/P/BC 2014-102 Methane Hazard Mitigation Standard Plan Simplified Method for Small Additions View
IB/P/BC 2017-103 Use of Sump Pumps for Surface and Subsurface Drainage View
IB/P/BC 2014-104 Cargo Containers for Incidental Storage View
IB/P/BC 2014-105 Guardrail Requirements Adjacent to Openable Windows View
IB/P/BC 2014-106 Water Curtain in Lieu of Protected Exterior Openings View
IB/P/BC 2014-107 Guidelines for Vehicle Sales Use of Land Permit View
IB/P/BC 2014-108 Certificates of Completion Versus Certificates of Occupancy for Condominium Conversions and Other Alterations to Apartment Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2017-108 Certificates of Completion Versus Certificates of Occupancy for Condominium Conversions and Other Alterations to Apartment Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2017-109 Certificate of Occupancy View
IB/P/BC 2011-110 Structural Design Requirements (Seismic Provisions) for Existing Building Converted to Joint Living and Work Quarters View
IB/P/BC 2014-111 Backfill of Swimming Pools View
IB/P/BC 2014-112 Valuation for State Approved Factory-Built Housing View
IB/P/BC 2014-113 Contents of Reports for Submittal to the LADBS Grading Division View
IB/P/BC 2014-116 Foundation Design for Expansive Soils View
IB/P/BC 2014-117 Structural Monitoring Equipment in Buildings Designed with Nonlinear Response History Procedure View
IB/P/BC 2017-118 Guidelines for Stormwater Infiltration View
IB/P/BC 2014-119 Alternate Building Materials Products Approval Requirements View
IB/P/BC 2017-120 Interim General Policy for Plan Check Time Extension View
IB/P/BC 2014-121 Controlled Low Strength Material (CLSM) View
IB/P/BC 2017-122 Guidelines for the Issuance of Certificates of Occupancy for Commercial or Residential Core & Shell Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2014-123 Alternative Design Procedure for Seismic Analysis and Design of Tall Buildings and Buildings Utilizing Complex Structural Systems View
IB/P/BC 2014-124 Inspection Requirements for Anchors in Concrete Supporting Fire Sprinkler Lateral Braces View
IB/P/BC 2014-125 Historic Broadway Commercial Reuse Brining Back Broadway View
IB/P/BC 2017-126 Guidelines and Requirements for Installing Rooftop Gardens View
IB/P/BC 2014-127 Protocol for Determining Required Retrofit of Earthquake-Damaged Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2014-128 Required Permits and Inspections for Retaining Walls, Sub-surface, Drain Systems, Fill, Planting and Irrigation of Slopes View
IB/P/BC 2014-129 Surface Fault Rupture Hazard Investigations View
IB/P/BC 2014-130 Storm Water Containment Systems View
IB/P/BC 2014-131 Procedures for Hazardous or Contaminated Materials Found during Geological Exploration View
IB/P/BC 2017-132 Soils/Geology Report Reqs when Filing Parcel Map with City Planning View
IB/P/BC 2014-133 Minimum Info to be Shown on Grading Plans View
IB/P/BC 2017-134 Guidelines for submitting Haul Route Applications with Import or Export Amounts Greater than 1,000 Cubic Yards View
IB/P/BC 2017-136 SS Program - Permitting and Inspection Process Guidelines View
IB/P/BC 2014-137 SS Program - Structural Design Guidelines View
IB/P/BC 2014-139 Guidelines for Determining Remedial Grading Exempted from the Baseline Hillside Ordinance View
IB/P/BC 2014-141 Guidelines for Determining Live Loads Surcharge from Sidewalk Pedestrian Traffic and Street Traffic View
IB/P/BC 2017-145 Cargo Container Conversion to Building Modules View
IB/P/BC 2017-146 Guidelines for Permitting New Antennas and Replacement of Units on Existing Telecommunication Antennas (Cell Towers) View

Plumbing Code

ID   Title  
IB/P/PC 2014-002 Boiler and Gas-Fired Water Heater Venting View
IB/P/PC 2011-003 How To Brace Your Water Heater View
IB/P/PC 2014-006 Permits for Gas Water Heaters View
IB/P/PC 2014-009 Domestic Water Pipe Sizing View
IB/P/PC 2014-010 Suction Tank Overflow View
IB/P/PC 2014-011 Garage Drains View
IB/P/PC 2014-012 Graywater Systems for Residential Buildings View

Green Code

Green Code-related Forms:

ID   Title  
GRN 01-2014 Storm Water Pollution Control View
GRN 02-2014 VOC Content Verification Checklist View
GRN 03-2014 Formaldehyde Emissions Verification Checklist View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2016-06-06) Mandatory Requirements Checklist: Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2014-10-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Residential Buildings View
GRN 04A-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Voluntary Requirements Checklist Residential Buildings View
GRN 04A-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Voluntary Requirements Checklist Residential Buildings View
GRN 04A-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Voluntary Requirements Checklist Residential Buildings View
GRN 05-2014(effective 2016-06-06) Mandatory Requirements Checklist: Newly Constructed Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 05-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 05-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Newly Constructed Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 05A-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Tier 1 and Tier 2 Voluntary Requirements Checklist: Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 06-2014 Operation and Maintenance Manual View
GRN 09-2014(effective 2016-06-06) Mandatory Requirements Checklist: Additions and Alterations to Residential Buildings View
GRN 09-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Residential Buildings View
GRN 09-2014(effective 2014-10-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Residential Buildings View
GRN 09-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Residential Buildings View
GRN 10-2014(effective 2016-06-06) Mandatory Requirements Checklist: Additions and Alterations to Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 10-2014(effective 2015-07-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 10-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Mandatory Requirements Checklist Additions and Alterations to Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 11-2014 VOC and Formaldehyde Limits View
GRN 12-2014 Green Building Certification View
GRN 14-2014 Green Building Code Plan Check Notes - Residential Buildings View
GRN 15-2014 Green Building Code Plan Check Notes - Non-Residential Buildings View
GRN 16-2014(effective 2016-06-06) Plumbing Fixture Flow Rate Tables (Residential) View
GRN 16-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Plumbing Fixture Flow Rate Tables (Residential) View
GRN 17-2014(effective 2016-06-06) Plumbing Fixture Flow Rate Tables (Non-Residential) View
GRN 17-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Plumbing Fixture Flow Rate Tables (Non-Residential) View
GRN 18N-2014(effective 2016-06-06) Water Conservation Ordinance Notes (Non-Residential) View
GRN 18R-2014(effective 2016-06-06) Water Conservation Ordinance Notes (Residential) View

Commissioning Forms:

ID   Title  
GRN 20-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) View
GRN 20-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Owner's Project Requirements (OPR) View
GRN 21-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Basis of Design (BOD) View
GRN 21-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Basis of Design (BOD) View
GRN 22-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Commissioning Measures View
GRN 22-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Commissioning Measures View
GRN 23-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Commissioning Plan View
GRN 23-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Commissioning Plan View
GRN 24-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Functional Performance Testing View
GRN 24-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Functional Performance Testing View
GRN 25-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Documentation and Training View
GRN 25-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Documentation and Training View
GRN 26-2014(effective 2014-07-01) Commissioning Report View
GRN 26-2014(effective 2014-01-01) Commissioning Report View