Continuity of Operations for LADBS Services

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General Information
Concierge Service / Questions

Phone: call 311 or (213) 473-3231 and ask for a LADBS representative.

Online: https://myla311.lacity.org or MyLA311 mobile app.

On-the-Go mobile application

LADBSgo app.

Building/Property Records

Online: http://records.ladbs.lacity.org

Email:  complete Research Request Form and email records.ladbs@lacity.org

Check Status of Permit Application or Inspection

Online: Permit or Inspection Report

App: LADBSgo

Report a Violation

Phone: call 311 or (213) 473-3231 and ask for a LADBS representative.

Online:

Contact Us

Online: Employee Directory

Permits
Express Permits

Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Permits - for projects which do not require plan check review 

Online:  http://ePermit.ladbs.lacity.org/ 

(For  permit applications which were denied or rejected for online process, please email epermit.ladbs@lacity.org)

"Electronic" Plan Check Process

Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Permits - for projects which require plan review.  Online plan submittal is available for the following scope of work:

The entire plan check process will be done electronically, including verification and permit issuance, through ePlanLA.

For general information, please visit ePlanLA FAQs at http://ladbs.org/eplanla-faqs. For any questions or assistance, please use the contact form at https://buildla.lacity.org/contact-form.

"Paper" Plan Check Process

Building, Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing Permits - for projects which require plan review.  

As part of its continuing efforts to enhance customer service and improve efficiency, while promoting the health and safety of both its customers and staff, LADBS will implement new submittal and verification procedures. The new procedures will facilitate quicker resolution and improve the efficiency of the plan check process. The new procedures will be effective Monday, September 21, 2020.

For more information regarding the new procedures, please click here.


Inspection
Request for Inspection

Phone: call 311 or (213) 473-3231 and ask for a LADBS representative.

Online:  Inspection Online request

APP: LADBSgo

Please make sure to observe the required COVID-19 safety guidelines for construction sites

Notes: 

  • Please contact your assigned inspector and/or supervisor for clarification or questions regarding the inspector's field corrections and code/procedure. Call 311 or (213) 473-3231 to obtain their contact information. 

  • Upon final inspection approval, the Certificate of Occupancy (COO) will be mailed to the owner.  To request a copy of the COO, please contact your inspector and/or supervisor.  Please note CofOs are only issued for new construction, addition, and/or change of use.

Report a COVID-19 Construction Site Violation

Use the following page to report a COVID-19 construction site violation or to check the status of an existing complaint. 
 
COVID-19 Violations

Register for Deputy Inspector

For more information, please see the “Regulations Regarding Registration for Deputy Inspector” and “Employment and Duties of Registered Deputy Inspector” information bulletins.

Mail in your application, together with a check or money order payable to LADBS, to 221 N. Figueroa St., 7th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Register for Approved Fabricator or Approval Testing Agency

For more information, please see the “Approved Fabricator or Approved testing Agency” information bulletin.

Mail in your application, together with a check or money order payable to LADBS, to 221 N. Figueroa St. 7th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Register for Trade licensing

For more information, please see the “Trade Licensing” information bulletin.

Mail in your application, together with a check or money order payable to LADBS, to 221 N. Figueroa St., 7th floor, Los Angeles, CA 90012.

Code Enforcement

Report a Violation

Phone: call 311 or (213) 473-3231 and ask for a LADBS representative.

Online:

Check on Complaint Status

Online: Permit or Inspection Report

App: LADBSgo