Counter Plan Check

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Project Types

Residential Projects:

  • One-story addition to a single family dwelling or duplex
  • Alteration to a single family dwelling or duplex
  • One-story accessory building constructed in accordance with the Type V sheet requirements
  • Relocation of a single family dwelling
  • Demolition of residence or accessory building
  • Low retaining wall without soil report
  • Deck
  • Use of land


  • Temporary tent or structure and temporary events
  • Sign without required structural calculations

Commercial Projects:

  • Tenant improvement with no change in use
  • Tenant improvement with change in use but with no change in parking
  • Storefront alteration
  • New door or window opening
  • Non-bearing partitions
  • Suspended ceiling
  • Disabled access improvement
  • Damage repair less than 10% of the replacement cost of the structure
  • One-story commercial demolition
  • Parapet addition or alteration
  • Awning
  • Air conditioning platform on a roof
  • Use of land for auto sales, Christmas tree sales, pumpkin sales, wrecking yards, and recycling centers 

Information Bulletins

ID   Title  
IB/P/BC 2014-039 Demolition of Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2017-014 Design and Construction of Swimming Pools View
IB/P/BC 2017-063 Maintenance of Approved Building Plans 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 2014-012 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 2017-003 Express Permits (No Plan Check Required) View
IB/P/GI 2017-016 Definition of "Commenced Construction" and Similar Phrases View
IB/P/GI 2020-001 Notice to Contractors - Insurance and License Requirements View
IB/P/GI 2020-006 Document Submittal Requirements for Tenant Improvement, Addition, or Alteration to an Existing Commercial Industrial Building View
IB/P/GI 2020-007 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Multi-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2020-008 Document Submittal Requirements for an Alteration or Addition to an Existing Single-Family Dwelling or Multi-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2020-011 Qualification Criteria for Building (1) Counter Plan Check (2) Appointment Plan Check & (3) Regular Plan Check View
IB/P/GI 2020-015 General Engineering Contractors and Demolitions View
IB/P/GI 2020-020 One Story Addition View
IB/P/GI 2020-021 Change of Use View
IB/P/GI 2020-022 General Notes for Single-Family Dwellings View
IB/P/GI 2020-023 List of Common Acronyms and Abbreviations Used by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) View
IB/P/GI 2020-024 Instructions for Preparing and Recording Covenants with the Los Angeles County View
IB/P/GI 2020-025 How to Obtain Copies of City of Los Angeles Ordinances View
IB/P/GI 2020-026 Obtaining Permits to Resolve Orders View