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.  To obtain permits for the scope of work, the permitting process shall be as follows: 


Submittal

Plans must be submitted by dropping off “paper” plans at designated “Drop-off” areas at Figueroa Plaza, Marvin Braude Building, or the West Los Angeles Development Services Centers (DSC).  

  1. Complete permit application. Please make sure to include contact information.

  2. Wrap or roll the plans with the permit application visibly on top.

  3. After plan drop off, you will receive further instructions via email.  If you do not receive a response within one (1) business day, please email pcsubmittal.ladbs@lacity.org with the date, time, location of drop off, and project address .  

  4. Upon receipt of invoice via email, pay fees online or drop off payment at the “Drop-off“ area.

Plan Review 

Plans will be categorized into one of the following plan check categories  with the estimated  lead times:

Over-the-counter: 1-2 business days after payment has been received.

Expanded Counter Plan check (ECPC):  2-3 business days after payment has been received.

Regular Plan Check:  3-4 weeks after payment has been received.

Please note LADBS is not currently providing expedited service.

Plan Pick-up

Once plan check has been completed, you will receive an email notification that the marked-up set with a “Pickup” transmittal cover sheet will be available for pick up at a designated “Pickup” area. You may request the marked up set to be mailed to you at your expense by emailing pcsubmittal.ladbs@lacity.org

Verification of Corrections

Once the plan check comments have been addressed: 

  1. Return the revised plans along with the original marked-up set and completed “Drop-off” transmittal cover sheet by mail or at a designated “Drop-off” area.  

  2. A verification appointment will be scheduled by the plan check engineer within one business day after receipt of the revised plans. If you do not receive a response within one business day, please contact your plan check engineer or email pcsubmittal.ladbs@lacity.org. Verifications will be conducted by phone or any virtual meeting of your choice.  

  3. Repeat verification appointments will be scheduled as necessary until all corrections are fully addressed.  The plan check engineer shall schedule a time for plan pick up.

Plan Approval

Upon approval, each page of the approved plans will be stamped with a Ready-to-issue (RTI) stamp and the plan check engineer’s initials.  The plan check engineer will either proceed with permit issuance or schedule permit issuance if the applicant is not yet ready to pull the permit. 

Permit Issuance

When you are ready to pull the permit, drop off the sets of approved plans, RTI sheet, and all pertinent information per the RTI sheet. Please allow one (1) business day before emailing rti.ladbs@lacity.org a copy of the RTI sheet and all pertinent information listed per the RTI Sheet. 

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