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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Please note that some provisions or interpretations of the code as written in the superseded RGA's and MGD's are no longer applicable due to subsequent code changes. Information from these outdated documents is not included in the new LADBS Information Bulletins.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  
New Submittal and Verification Procedures View
Virtual Inspection Program Participation Agreement Waiver and Release of Liability View
LADWP - ADU - Plot Plan - Single Line Diagram Example View
DWP Encroachment Package View
LADWP - Addressing Requirements View
LADWP Encroachment Package View
LADWP - Electric Service Planning Information Form 2016 View
LADWP - Encroachment Spec View
LADWP - ADU - Plot Plan - Single Line Diagram Example View
Electric Service Planning Information Form 2016 View
LA ADU Accelator Program Homeowner Flyer View
DWP Encroachment Process Form View
LA ADU Accelerator Program Flyer View
LA ADU Accelator Program FAQs View
LADBS Employee Phone List View
Haul Route Submittal COVID-19 Procedure View
Affordable Housing Linkage Fee Increase Effective July 1, 2020 View
Housing Streamlined Approval Process View
LADBS Inspector Safety Guidelines (Spanish) View
COVID-19 Tolling of EBEWE Deadlines Spanish View
COVID-19 Tolling of EBEWE Deadlines View
DROP-OFF transmittal cover sheet View
PICK-UP transmittal cover sheet View
Guidance for Construction Sites (Spanish) View
Guidance for Construction Sites View
Continuity of Operations for LADBS' Plan Check, Permitting & Inspection Services (Spanish) View
LADBS Inspector Safety Guidelines View
Continuity of Operations for LADBS' Plan Check, Permitting & Inspection Services View
Continuity of Operations Plan for Development Services Centers View
External SB330 Info Session Slides View
Permit and Inspection Homeowners Guide for Single Family and ADUs View
Ordinance 186485 View
Affordable Housing Streamlined Approval Process View
Ordinance 186480 View
CEB Public Telephone Roster View
LADBS Announcement Charmie Huynh View
Ordinance 184674 View
Qmatic Tickets Notice effective June 1, 2019 View
AB 3002 Notice in Simplified Chinese View
AB 3002 Notice in Traditional Chinese View
AB 3002 Notice in Spanish View
AB 3002 Notice in Korean View
AB 3002 Notice in English View
AB 3002 Notice in Vietnamese View
AB 3002 Notice in Tagalog View
Non-Ductile Compliance Report View
LADBS Announcement on 20190313 View
Approved Listing Agency View
FAQ For Housing Accessibility View
Soft-Story Compliance Report View
Ordinance 185586 View
Inspection Construction Map Bird Streets - Laurel Canyon Map View
Inspection Construction Hours LC View
LADBS Non-Ductile Concrete Retrofit Owner's Guide View
Council District 4 Bird Streets Area Map View
Haul Routes - Council District 4 Truck Trip Schedule View
Inspection Construction Map Bel Air - Beverly Crest Map View
Inspection Construction Hours View
Common Permits (prepared by HCIDLA) View
Procedures to Report a Code Violation View
Electric Vehicle Chargers Rebate Program View
LA Soft-story Retrofit Program: Tenant Habitability Plan and Cost Recovery Guide View
LA Seismic Retrofit Program: Property Owner's Guide View
LADBS Cityfone View
Online Permit Information View
LADBS credit card policy View
List of EPA Certified Wood Heaters View
Solar Pool Heating Standard Plan for Residential View
Inspection Guide for Solar Pool Heating Residential Systems View
Inspection Guide for SDWH Residential Systems View
Solar Water Heating Installations - Submittal Requirements View
Solar Pool Heating Installations - Submittal Requirements View
Solar Photovoltaic Installations in Residential Submittal Reqs View
Structural Criteria for Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Installations View
Inspection Guide for PV Systems for Residential View
Solar Domestic Water Heating Standard Plan for Residential View
Structural Criteria for Residential Rooftop Solar Energy Installations View
Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Pool Heating Permitting for Residential View
Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Photovoltaic Permitting for Residential View
Eligibility Checklist for Expedited Solar Domestic Water Heating Permitting for Residential View
Certified Welder Roster View
SoCal Gas Service Guidebook View
SoCal Gas LA City District Map View
Pre-scheduled Meter Set Program View
Advisory Notice for Installing Solar Equipment on Historic Buildings (LA City Planning) View
Ordinance_183893 View
Haul Route Instructions for NavigateLA View
Building Permit Clearance Handbook View
Building Process Flowchart View
Deputy Building Inspector Roster View
Approved Testing Agency Roster View
Approved Fabricators Roster View
Emergency Chapter 11B Provisions Effective 8.1.2012 View
LADBS and LAFD Streamlined Plan Check Process View
Parallel Design - Permitting Process View
DAAC 3/26/15 Meeting Agenda View
California Lead Free Law Requirements View
Back to Basics Priority Outcomes View
Inspection Bureau's New Location View
AQMD Rule 445 Wood Burning Devices View
2010 CA Green Building Standards Code View
California Solar Permitting Guidebook View
Online Extra Trip Payment View
Automated Inspection Request System AIRS View
Import-Export Route (Haul Route) Requests Status Table View
Concierge Services Program Public Bulletin View
DSCM Description of Services Matrix View
Sample Zoning Information Letter View
Good Neighbor Construction Practices 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
Seismic Risk Reduction Through Building Code Enforcement View
Companies Interested in Testing Soil Gas View
Methane Mitigation Designer Interest List View
Methane Mitigation Equipment Supplier Interest List View
Sewer Backwater Valve View
PermitLA User Manual View
Homeowners Guide for Flood, Debris Flow, and Erosion Control View
Homeowners Guide to Permits & Inspections View
Automated Parking Conference The Parking Dilemma Innovative Solutions for Parking and Parking Requirements View
Adaptive Reuse Projects Permitting Guidelines View
Vacant Building Abatement View
Billboard Survey Information (OSSPIP) View
CBS Outdoor Inc List pursuant to their Legal Settlement Agreement View
Lamar Outdoor Advertising Inc List pursuant to their Legal Settlement Agreement View
Clear Channel Outdoor Inc List provided pursuant to their Legal Settlement Agreement View
Regency Outdoor Advertising Inc List pursuant to their Legal Settlement Agreement View
List of Approved Testing Agencies (Mechanical) View
2010 LA Mechanical Code Referenced Standards View
2010 LA Plumbing Code Referenced Standards View
List of Recognized Electrical Testing Laboratories for Listing of Electrical Equipment View
Applicable Electrical Codes View
List of Recognized Electrical Testing Laboratories for Field Testing of Electrical Equipment View