Service Availability

In a continued effort to improve virtual development services, and in preparation for the gradual reopening of in-person services, the City of Los Angeles has implemented this centralized appointment system. This appointment system enables our customers to schedule appointments, either in-person or virtually, to help resolve complex issues for the departments and services listed in the table below when further assistance is necessary. The services currently available for appointment bookings are being phased in gradually to provide an optimal customer experience and are identified by green check marks. We will continue to offer the primary means to complete these virtual services without need for appointment as also shown in the table. We recommend that the primary means of applying for services without an appointment continue to be utilized as the first approach, and that the use of appointments be reserved for resolving complicated issues that would benefit from a meeting with a City representative.

- Service available     - Service not available
Agency Office Category(for available services) Service In-Person Online Meeting Virtual Counter Primary Method to Obtain Services
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Permits A-Permit

Applicants may obtain an A permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Construction (A) Permit". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".

A-Permits include only the repair, construction, or reconstruction of curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches, or gutters and work appurtenant to the repair or construction. The work is generally limited in scope, of simple design, and the standard permit fees will compensate and reimburse the City for the costs of inspection and supervision. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Permits A-Permit

Applicants may obtain an A permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Construction (A) Permit". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".

A-Permits include only the repair, construction, or reconstruction of curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches, or gutters and work appurtenant to the repair or construction. The work is generally limited in scope, of simple design, and the standard permit fees will compensate and reimburse the City for the costs of inspection and supervision. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Permits A-Permit

Applicants may obtain an A permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Construction (A) Permit". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".

A-Permits include only the repair, construction, or reconstruction of curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches, or gutters and work appurtenant to the repair or construction. The work is generally limited in scope, of simple design, and the standard permit fees will compensate and reimburse the City for the costs of inspection and supervision. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permits A-Permit

Applicants may obtain an A permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Construction (A) Permit". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".

A-Permits include only the repair, construction, or reconstruction of curbs, sidewalks, driveway approaches, or gutters and work appurtenant to the repair or construction. The work is generally limited in scope, of simple design, and the standard permit fees will compensate and reimburse the City for the costs of inspection and supervision. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Permits Sewer Connection (S) Permit

Applicants may obtain an Sewer Connection "S" Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permits Sewer Connection (S) Permit

Applicants may obtain an Sewer Connection "S" Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Permits Sewer Connection (S) Permit

Applicants may obtain an Sewer Connection "S" Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Permits Sewer Connection (S) Permit

Applicants may obtain an Sewer Connection "S" Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Permits Excavation U (Utility) Permit

Applicants may obtain an Excavation "U" Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Permits Excavation U (Utility) Permit

Applicants may obtain an Excavation "U" Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permits Excavation U (Utility) Permit

Applicants may obtain an Excavation "U" Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Bond Control/Permit Case Management (PCM) Bond Related Bond Payments and General Bond Questions

Applicants may utilize BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question" to ask general questions related to the bond process, requirements and payment options

Please Note: Grading Bonds associated with Building Permits are handled by LADBS.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Bond Related Bond Payments and General Bond Questions

Applicants may utilize BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question" to ask general questions related to the bond process, requirements and payment options

Please Note: Grading Bonds associated with Building Permits are handled by LADBS.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Bond Control/Permit Case Management (PCM) Bond Related Notarized Bond Document Drop Off

Applicants should initiate review of their Bond Control documents through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Through the Portal, BOE Staff will review and tentatively approve the Notarized documents.  Applicants shall submit their original Notarized Bond documents, including a BOE provided cover sheet to BOE's Permit Case Management office. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Bond Related Notarized Bond Document Drop Off

Applicants should initiate review of their Bond Control documents through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Through the Portal, BOE Staff will review and tentatively approve the Notarized documents.  Applicants shall submit their original Notarized Bond documents, including a BOE provided cover sheet to BOE's Permit Case Management office. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permits Above Ground Facility (AGF)

Applicants may obtain an AGF Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Excavation (U) Permit. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering Certificate of Occupancy Clearance National Flood Insurance Program (NFIP) Certificate of Occupancy Clearance

Applicants should email Eng.NFIP@lacity.org to obtain a Certificate of Occupancy (CofO) Clearance BOE related to their LADBS project where the property is in a Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) designated Flood Zone. Applicants may also be required to have flood insurance.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Work Adjacent to Public Way (Within City Easement) Clearance

Applicants may obtain their clearance by submitting a request through BOE's Customer Service PortalAdditional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Work Adjacent to Public Way (Within City Easement) Clearance

Applicants may obtain their clearance by submitting a request through BOE's Customer Service PortalAdditional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Work Adjacent to Public Way (Within City Easement) Clearance

Applicants may obtain their clearance by submitting a request through BOE's Customer Service PortalAdditional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Initial Meeting (Optional for Applicants New to the Process)

Applicants can initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to get additional information about BOE's requirements related to LADBS's Clearance Summary Worksheet. Additional information can also be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Initial Meeting (Optional for Applicants New to the Process)

Applicants can initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to get additional information about BOE's requirements related to LADBS's Clearance Summary Worksheet. Additional information can also be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Single/Multiple Clearance Appointment

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to discuss questions related to the Clearance Summary Worksheet.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Single/Multiple Clearance Appointment

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to discuss questions related to the Clearance Summary Worksheet.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Single/Multiple Clearance Appointment

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to discuss questions related to the Clearance Summary Worksheet.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Single/Multiple Clearance Appointment

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to discuss questions related to the Clearance Summary Worksheet.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Land Development Early Submittal Tract / Parcel Maps

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to get additional information on the status or requirements of a tentative parcel or tract map.  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual under the Land Development section

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Land Development Final Maps

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to obtain additional information on the status or requirements of final maps.  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual under the Land Development section

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Land Development General Questions and Staff Specific Meetings
Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Questionto obtain general or project specific Land Development information.
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Land Development General Questions and Staff Specific Meetings
Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Questionto obtain general or project specific Land Development information.
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Land Development General Questions and Staff Specific Meetings
Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Questionto obtain general or project specific Land Development information.
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Land Development General Questions and Staff Specific Meetings
Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Questionto obtain general or project specific Land Development information.
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Land Development Payments (not processed via Universal Cashiering)
Applicants can initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to set up an appointment to drop off a payment in person at the Land Development Group's office. 
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Land Development Payments (not processed via Universal Cashiering)
Applicants can initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to set up an appointment to drop off a payment in person at the Land Development Group's office. 
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Land Development Private Driveway Name Establishment

Applicants can initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question" to discuss Private Driveway Name Establishment. 

Additional Information about naming new private streets/driveways or renaming existing private streets/driveways can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual under the Land Development section

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Land Development Quitclaims
Applicants can initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to get additional information about the Quitclaim process or to submit a Quitclaim Application with all required documents. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Land Development Street Vacations

Applicants should utilize BOE's Customer Service Portal under Street Vacations to obtain additional information about the Street Vacation process.

Additional information is also available on this subject in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Other Services Address Request
Applicants should start their request via a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Request/Change Property Address.  Additional information is also available on this subject in BOE's Online Development Services Manual
Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Other Services Address Request
Applicants should start their request via a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Request/Change Property Address.  Additional information is also available on this subject in BOE's Online Development Services Manual
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Other Services Address Request
Applicants should start their request via a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Request/Change Property Address.  Additional information is also available on this subject in BOE's Online Development Services Manual
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Other Services Address Request
Applicants should start their request via a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Request/Change Property Address.  Additional information is also available on this subject in BOE's Online Development Services Manual
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Other Services Claim for Refund

Applicants should utilize BOE's Customer Service Portal under Claim for Refund and complete BOE's online Claim for Refund Application.  Additional information can be found in BOE's On-Line Development Services Manual.

Refunds are issued per LAMC 61.19 and LAMC 22.12 and LAMC 22.13.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Other Services Claim for Refund

Applicants should utilize BOE's Customer Service Portal under Claim for Refund and complete BOE's online Claim for Refund Application.  Additional information can be found in BOE's On-Line Development Services Manual.

Refunds are issued per LAMC 61.19 and LAMC 22.12 and LAMC 22.13.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Other Services Claim for Refund

Applicants should utilize BOE's Customer Service Portal under Claim for Refund and complete BOE's online Claim for Refund Application.  Additional information can be found in BOE's On-Line Development Services Manual.

Refunds are issued per LAMC 61.19 and LAMC 22.12 and LAMC 22.13.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Other Services District Office Clearance Letters for Planning Conditions

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Building Permit Clearance to ask questions about obtaining District Office Clearance Letters to clear Planning Conditions.

Additional information is also available on this subject in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Other Services District Office Clearance Letters for Planning Conditions

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Building Permit Clearance to ask questions about obtaining District Office Clearance Letters to clear Planning Conditions.

Additional information is also available on this subject in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Other Services Erosion Control Plan Review for Building Permits

Applicants without an assigned B-Permit Plan Checker should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Class (B) Permit.

All B-Permit and LADBS Grading Permits plans must have an approved Wet Weather Erosion Control Plan (WWECP) by September 1st of every year the project is under construction. Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - GIS and Land Records Other Services GIS/Land Records Request

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question" to obtain property information required for a building permit. This may include, ownership, parcel information, legal description, parcel identification number or address.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Other Services Highway Dedication and Improvements Investigation

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Once BOE has determined an investigation is required, Applicants may schedule a meeting with BOE staff to discuss the process and requirements. 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Other Services Highway Dedication and Improvements Investigation

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Once BOE has determined an investigation is required, Applicants may schedule a meeting with BOE staff to discuss the process and requirements. 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Other Services Highway Dedication and Improvements Investigation

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Once BOE has determined an investigation is required, Applicants may schedule a meeting with BOE staff to discuss the process and requirements. 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Other Services Highway Dedication and Improvements Investigation

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Once BOE has determined an investigation is required, Applicants may schedule a meeting with BOE staff to discuss the process and requirements. 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permits B-Permits

Applicants should initiate a B-Permit Application through BOE's Customer Service Portal. Once a B-Permit application has been accepted, Applicants will be assigned a B-Permit Plan Checker.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Permits B-Permits

Applicants should initiate a B-Permit Application through BOE's Customer Service Portal. Once a B-Permit application has been accepted, Applicants will be assigned a B-Permit Plan Checker.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Permits B-Permits

Applicants should initiate a B-Permit Application through BOE's Customer Service Portal. Once a B-Permit application has been accepted, Applicants will be assigned a B-Permit Plan Checker.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Permits B-Permits

Applicants should initiate a B-Permit Application through BOE's Customer Service Portal. Once a B-Permit application has been accepted, Applicants will be assigned a B-Permit Plan Checker.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Permits Excavation (E) Permits

Applicants may obtain an Excavation E- Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permits Excavation (E) Permits

Applicants may obtain an Excavation E- Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Permits Maintenance Hole Opening (MH) Permit

Applicants may obtain a Maintenance Hole Opening (MH) Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Permits Revocable (R) Permit

Applicants can start their Application or initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Revocable (R) Permit. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permits Revocable (R) Permit

Applicants can start their Application or initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Revocable (R) Permit. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Permits Revocable (R) Permit

Applicants can start their Application or initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Revocable (R) Permit. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Permits Revocable (R) Permit

Applicants can start their Application or initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Revocable (R) Permit. Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Permits Storm Drain (SD) Permit

Applicants may obtain an Strom Drain "SD" Permit by submitting their application to the online BOE web application through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Permits Watercourse (W) Permit

Applicants can initiate a Customer Service Request to obtain a Watercourse (W) Permit through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Watercourse (W) Permit.  Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Permits Watercourse (W) Permit

Applicants can initiate a Customer Service Request to obtain a Watercourse (W) Permit through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Watercourse (W) Permit.  Applicants may also ask questions about the process via BOE's Customer Service Request under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". 

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permits General Questions, Document drop-off, Payments
Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question" to obtain information about BOE's permitting processes and procedures.  
Bureau of Engineering Survey B Permit Project Review by Survey
Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Customer Service Request Ask us a Question related to Survey's review of B-Permits.
Bureau of Engineering Survey Survey: Benchmarking for Private Development
Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Customer Service Request Ask us a Question related to survey benchmarking for private development projects.
Bureau of Engineering Survey Survey: Final Tract Maps
Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under Customer Service Request Ask us a Question related to surveying of final tract maps.
Bureau of Engineering BOE - Bond Control/Permit Case Management (PCM) Permit Case Management B-Permit Preliminary Design Request by Permit Case Management

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question". Applicants may also ask questions via email at eng.pcm@lacity.org. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Valley District Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Highway Ded, Open Permits, and/or Sewers Certificate of Occupancy Clearance

Applicants may obtain Certificate of Occupancy clearances by submitting a request through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - West Los Angeles District Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Highway Ded, Open Permits, and/or Sewers Certificate of Occupancy Clearance

Applicants may obtain Certificate of Occupancy clearances by submitting a request through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Highway Ded, Open Permits, and/or Sewers Certificate of Occupancy Clearance

Applicants may obtain Certificate of Occupancy clearances by submitting a request through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Harbor District Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Highway Ded, Open Permits, and/or Sewers Certificate of Occupancy Clearance

Applicants may obtain Certificate of Occupancy clearances by submitting a request through BOE's Customer Service Portal.  Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual.

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Bond Control/Permit Case Management (PCM) Permit Case Management BOE Permit/Process Issue Resolution by Permit Case Management

Applicants with question or those needing assistance resolving issues related to BOE permits and/or processes can initiate a request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".  

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be required to resolve issues at the applicable District Office prior to escalating to Permit Case Management. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Permit Case Management BOE Permit/Process Issue Resolution by Permit Case Management

Applicants with question or those needing assistance resolving issues related to BOE permits and/or processes can initiate a request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".  

PLEASE NOTE: Applicants will be required to resolve issues at the applicable District Office prior to escalating to Permit Case Management. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Land Development Group Land Development Release/Modification of Covenant and Agreement/Waiver of Damages

Applicants should submit the Release - Modification of Covenant and Agreement - Waiver of Damages Packet and/or initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".

A Release of Waiver of Damages can only be granted by the Board of Public Works or the City Engineer after the applicant completes all recommendations and conditions. 

Bureau of Engineering BOE - Central District Land Development Release/Modification of Covenant and Agreement/Waiver of Damages

Applicants should submit the Release - Modification of Covenant and Agreement - Waiver of Damages Packet and/or initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal under "Customer Service Request Ask us a Question".

A Release of Waiver of Damages can only be granted by the Board of Public Works or the City Engineer after the applicant completes all recommendations and conditions. 

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - Media Center Clearance Summary Worksheet and/or Approvals (FOG) Control Program for Food Service Establishments (NOT BEING USED)

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LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - LID Counter Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Low Impact Development (LID): Public Works Stormwater

Prior to making an appointment, Applicants should initiate their application for Certificate of Occupancy or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy through LA Sanitation's LID Plan Check Portal.  

Applicants will be required to submit:

  • Pictures of BMPs taken during construction and after completion
  • Previously Sanitation-approved stamped plan set
  • Completed Stormwater Observation Report (SOR) Form

Additional information about LID and Certificate of Occupancy or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy requests can be found on the Sanitation LID webpage (lacitysan.org/LID) and the General LID Program information page. General questions can also be emailed to san.swplancheck@lacity.org.

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - LID Counter Clearance Summary Worksheet and/or Approvals Low Impact Development (LID): Plan Approval for Development with more than 500SF

Applicants should initiate the Clearance Summary Worksheet and/or Approvals for LID Plan Approval for Development with more than 500 SF request via LA Sanitation's LID Plan Check Portal.  Applicants will be required to submit:

  • A copy of LADBS permit application, including: the Clearance Summary Worksheet #
  • Project Drawings (pdf format
    • Architectural Site Plan
    • Architectural Roof Plan
    • Architectural Elevations
    • LID Stormwater Plano Grading / Civil Plans (if any)
  • 8.5” X 11” Plot Plan showing project site and BMPs (Best Management Practices)

Additional information about LID and LID Plan Approval can be found on the Sanitation LID webpage (lacitysan.org/LID) and the General LID Program information page. General questions can also be emailed to san.swplancheck@lacity.org.

LA Sanitation and Environment Clearance Summary Worksheet and/or Approvals Waste Hauler Permit

Applicants will be required to utilize a City approved private waste hauler who has obtained an AB 939 Compliance Permit (a.k.a. Waste Hauler Permit). Applicants should visit the Solid Resources Hauler and Facilities Portal to see a list of approved City of Los Angeles waste haulers or to apply to become a waste hauler. As part of the building permit review process, LASAN will confirm the Applicant's hauler is on the waste hauler list and provide LADBS with the hauler's permit number. 

Additional information about Waste Hauler Permits can be found on the LA Sanitation Waste Hauler Permit Program webpage.

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - LID Counter Other Services Low Impact Development (LID): General / Pre-Development Questions

Applicants can get additional information about Low Impact Development (LID) services/requirements on the LA Sanitation LID webpage.

Per LA Sanitations LID OrdinanceLID approvals are required for any LADBS permitted project has a land disturbance event that results in the creation, addition or replacement of 500 square feet or more of impervious areas.

Additional information about LID can be found on the  LA Sanitation LID webpage (lacitysan.org/LID) and the General LID Program information page. General questions can also be emailed to san.swplancheck@lacity.org.

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - LID Counter Other Services Low Impact Development (LID): Planning Case Referrals

Applicants who require a completed LID Planning Case Referral Form should initiate their application through LA Sanitation's LID Plan Check Portal.  Documents that will be required include:

  • Proposed architectural plan (pdf format)
  • A one-page document containing:
    • Applicant name
    • Email
    • Phone number
    • Business address 
    • Project address
    • Lot area
    • Proposed impervious area cover on redeveloped site area

Additional information about LID and LID Planning Case Referral form requests can be found on the LA Sanitation LID webpage. (lacitysan.org/LID) and the General LID Program information page. General questions can also be emailed to san.swplancheck@lacity.org.

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - Media Center Permit Cannabis Permit Questions and/or Plan Check

Applicants must obtain a license from the California Department of Cannabis Control (including a Hazardous Waste Plan) and the City of Los Angeles, Department of Cannabis Regulation (license # should be included).  

Once these requirements are met, Applicants will be required to obtain and pay for an Industrial Wastewater Permit and comply with any other conditions and requirements. Please note, not all establishments will qualify for an Industrial Wastewater Permit.

Questions about Cannabis Permits can be provided to Owner/Operators by scheduling a meeting with LA Sanitation Staff, calling (323) 342-6200, or via email at San.IWMD@lacity.org.

Per LAMC 64.30, an Industrial Wastewater Permit must be filed with LASAN along with complete construction plumbing plans showing the wastewater discharge pipes, and pretreatment and sampling equipment, if needed, (i.e. clarifier, sample box.) for facilities with new constructions and receive a "plan check clearance". Existing facilities may include a site plan in place of a construction plumbing plan.  

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - Media Center Permit Industrial Wastewater Permits for Local Industrial Users (LIU)

Prior to making an appointment for plan check, Applicants should submit their Industrial Wastewater and Local Industrial User Permit Application through the LA Sanitation website and pay the associated application fee.  Permit applications are reviewed/processed by Industrial Waste Management Division (IWMD) staff and will establish discharge limitations, monitoring, and reporting requirements per LAMC 64.30.

Plan Check approval or customers needing additional information about Industrial Wastewater Permits for Local Industrial Users can be found on the LA Sanitation website (lacitysan.org\industrialwaste) or by contacting the Industrial Waste Management Team at (323) 342-6200 or via email at San.IWMD@lacity.org.

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - Media Center Permit Dental Office / Clinics

Prior to making an appointment, Applicants should initiate their Dental Office or Clinic Permit Application at the LA Sanitation website and pay any appropriate fees.  

Permits applications are reviewed/processed by Industrial Waste Management Division (IWMD) staff and will establish discharge limitations, monitoring, and reporting requirements per LAMC 64.30.

Additional information about Dental Office / Clinic Permits can be found on the LA Sanitation website.  Applicant may also contact the Industrial Waste Management Team at (323) 342-6200 or via email at San.IWMD@lacity.org.

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - Media Center Permit Industrial Wastewater Permits for Significant Industrial Users (SIU)

Applicants should submit their Industrial Wastewater Permit Application at the LA Sanitation website and pay the associated application fee.  Permit applications are reviewed/processed by Industrial Waste Management Division (IWMD) staff and will establish discharge limitations, monitoring, and reporting requirements per LAMC 64.30.

Plan Check approval or customers needing additional information about Industrial Wastewater Permits for Significant Industrial Users can be found on the LA Sanitation website link CitySAn.org or by contacting the Industrial Waste Management Team at (323) 342-6200 or via email at San.IWMD@lacity.org.

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - Media Center Clearance Summary Worksheet and/or Approvals IWMD Food Service Establishment (FSE) Plan Check Drop-off Appointment

Applicants should make every effort to complete/provide the following information as part of their required drop-off package. LA Department of Building & Safety, Clearance Summary Worksheet

  • Express Plumbing Permit (if applicable)
  • LA Department of Building & Safety Building Permit Application
  • Certificate of Occupancy documents
  • A completed Industrial Wastewater Permit application for Food Service Establishment 
  • Application fee in the form of a check or money order made payable to the "Department of Public Works" (Exempt FSEs are exempt from fees)
  • One (1) set of approved (stamped) original Plans from the LA County Department of Public Health (LACDPH) indicating ALL kitchen equipment and ALL plumbing fixtures (requirement is N/A for Shell & Core)
  • One (1) full set of plans related to the FSE’s construction activities, if applicable.  Plans must include:
    • Food preparation/service area
    • Dining/seating arrangement/occupancy load
    • Property Lines/public sewers
  • Three (3) sets of plumbing plans that include the following, if applicable: 
    • Site Plan
    • GI/GT/Sample Box Cut sheets
    • Horizontal plumbing/ Sanitary Sewer plan
    • Riser diagram
    • Grease bearing waste lines
    • Copy of approved LACDPH Schedule of  Equipment/Kitchen equipment/Plumbing fixtures

Additional information about Food Service Establishment Permits can be found on the Industrial Waste Management page.

LAMC 64.30 states that industrial facilities and certain commercial facilities which plan to discharge industrial wastewater to the City's sewage collection and treatment system are required to first obtain an industrial wastewater permit. Specific requirements for Food Establishments can also be found in LAMC 64.30.C.1.l-Food Service Establishments.

All FSE documents shall be dropped-off at the Industrial Waste Management Division,  Fats, Oil and Grease (FOG) Plan Check Counter located at 2714 Media Center Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90065. 

Thank you for your flexibility during these challenging times. LA Sanitation and Environment’s Industrial Waste Management Division greatly appreciates your adherence to our collective efforts in the face of this pandemic. IWMD continues to operate and provide services to ensure the continued processing of plan submittals and permit applications.

Customers can also contact IWMD staff with questions or needing assistance at (323) 342-6118 or (323) 342-6200.

LA Sanitation and Environment LASAN - LID Counter Other Services Low Impact Development (LID): Plan Restamp

Prior to making an appointment, Applicants should initiate the Plan Restamp request via LA Sanitation's LID Plan Check PortalApplicants will be required to submit:

  • Previously Sanitation-approved stamped plan set
  • New revised plan set

Additional information about LID and Plan Restamp requests can be found on the Sanitation LID webpage (lacitysan.org/LID) and the General LID Program information page. General questions can also be emailed to san.swplancheck@lacity.org.

Bureau of Street Lighting BSL- Public Works Permits A and B (BOE) Permit Plan Review

Applicants should review BSL's Plan Processing Instructions and/or information regarding "Permits".   Applicants with an active BOE Permit (A or B) who require additional information regarding their project conditions and requirements can email Jay Wong (Jay.Wong@lacity.org) for additional information.

Bureau of Street Lighting BSL- Public Works Permits Case Management

Applicants should review review BSL's website under "Permits".   Applicants with an active BOE Permit (A, B, R, U) who require BSL Case Management information can email Jay Wong (Jay.Wong@lacity.org) to request additional information.  

Additional information about BOE permits can be found at the online Development Services Manual

Bureau of Street Lighting BSL- Public Works Permits BOE U and R Permit Plan Review

Applicants should review BSL's Plan Processing Instructions and/or review BSL's website under "Permits".  Applicants with an active BOE Permit (R or U) who require additional information regarding their project conditions and requirements can email Jay Wong (Jay.Wong@lacity.org) for additional information.

A Revocable (R) permit is required for applicants (generally utility companies) requesting to place structures and/or utility lines within the public right-of-way. Anything that crosses this area needs a Revocable permit to encroach. This permit is required for both public and private agencies that are not installing utilities for the Department of Public Works. 

Bureau of Street Services BSS - Urban Forestry Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Submittal

New Customer Service Request Portal for Urban Forestry Division clearances

The Urban Forestry Division has a new online Customer Service Request (CSR) application which is designed to receive all inquiries and requests related to clearances for Dept. of City Planning and LADBS building permits. You will be able to request for our office review for your clearances by logging into your Angeleno Account at angeleno.lacity.org. Select Bureau of Engineering Customer Service Portal. Select Customer Service Request. Select Online Service Available and select New Request. Be sure to select Streets LA as the agency and Urban Forestry Division as the office/location.
 

Note:
The normal response time for CSR requests is one to three days, with a maximum of about a week during unusual periods. Requests are taken in the order received and are closely monitored to ensure that all requests will be responded to in a timely manner. You will be notified by email when there is a response and can log in at any time to check the status. In order to serve you better, requests and questions will no longer be accepted via this appointment system or the bss.urbanforestry@lacity.org email.

Bureau of Street Services Environmental Clearance Environmental Clearance

Online submittal

City Planning Public Counter Clearance Summary Worksheet

Building permits which have Planning clearances can be screened, reviewed, and/or signed off by City Planning staff to determine if the project is in compliance with specific development regulations or require review by a project planner, or administrative or discretionary approvals. 

To obtain one or more City Planning Clearance(s) related to an LADBS Building Permit Application Clearance Summary Worksheet (CSW), please submit your request through this Google Form.

If you need plans approved in conjunction with a CSW, please submit your request to the Online Application System (OAS) for Virtual DSC Service. 

If you are unsure if plans need to be approved please submit your request to the Google Form and a planner will be in touch regarding next steps.

City Planning DCP-Specialized Services and Home-Sharing Services Beverage & Entertainment CUB Consultations, Zoning Affidavits (ABC) and General Questions

Applicants may obtain general information and guidance about the following services handled by the Beverage and Entertainment Streamlining (BESt) Unit: 

Prior to scheduling an appointment, Applicants are directed to the Development Services page of the City Planning website for general information about approval processes for alcoholic beverage sales and entertainment involving patron dancing, as well as for guidance in obtaining authorization for the services above.

City Planning Mulholland Consultation (Mulholland Specific Plan)

Applicants should visit the City Planning Mulholland Specific Plan & SW Valley Appointment System webpage for additional information related to  a future project located in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway area.  Applicants may also email Planning.MulhollandSPinfo@lacity.org to request additional information.

Additional information can be found on City Planning's Mulholland Scenic Parkway page.

City Planning Mulholland Over the Counter Clearance

Applicants should visit the City Planning Mulholland Specific Plan & SW Valley Appointment System webpage for additional information or email Planning.MulhollandSPinfo@lacity.org.

Building permit applicants seeking Clearance(s) for one or more items shown on the Clearance Summary Worksheet provided by LADBS where the project is located in the Mulholland area. Additional information can be found on City Planning's Mulholland Scenic Parkway page.

City Planning Mulholland Pre-Case Filing

Prior to scheduling an appointment, Applicants should visit the City Planning Mulholland Specific Plan & SW Valley Appointment System webpage for additional information or email Planning.MulhollandSPinfo@lacity.org.

Applicants ready to submit their Planning Case Applications require approval to submit the information about a project located in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway area. Additional information can be found at City Planning's Mulholland Scenic Parkway page.

City Planning Mulholland Pre-Case Filing ADU's

Applicants should visit the City Planning Mulholland Specific Plan & SW Valley Appointment System webpage for additional information or email Planning.MulhollandSPinfo@lacity.org.

Applicants ready to submit their Planning Case Applications for ADU's require approval to submit the information about a project located in the Mulholland Scenic Parkway area. Additional information can be found on City Planning's Mulholland Scenic Parkway page.
City Planning Mulholland Case Condition Clearances (Mulholland Specific Plan)

Applicants should visit the City Planning Case Filing and Clearance Appointment webpage for additional information.

Applicants ready to obtain building permit clearances related to a discretionary Planning approval should be prepared to provide building permit plans, a recorded Covenant and Agreement, and any other documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Conditions of Approval of their Planning entitlement.
City Planning DCP Public Counter Virtual Counter - General Planning Questions

For general inquiries, please contact any one of the DSCs below and make sure to include a site address or Assessor's Parcel Number, and a written description of their inquiry.

  • DSC Metro: planning.figcounter@lacity.org
  • DSC Valley: planning.mbc2@lacity.org
  • DSC West LA: planning.westla@lacity.org

For Specialize DSC Services, please visit the Development Services Public Counter Location & Hours page for appropriate contacts. 

City Planning DCP-Specialized Services and Home-Sharing Services Beverage & Entertainment Case Effectuation and Building Permit Clearance: CUB and/or CUX

Applicants should submit their request for condition clearance/effectuation through City Planning's Online Application System (OAS) portal under "Alcoholic Beverage and/or Entertainment," including uploading the following required documents:

  • Draft Covenant and Agreement (not signed)
  • Floor Plan- Site Plan

Once complete materials are received, online payment of fees will be required. Applicants does not have to be present for this service.

Requests for case condition clearance and effectuation by the Beverage and Entertainment Streamlining (BESt) Unit are limited to the following planning case types:

  • Conditional Use Beverage (CUB)
  • Conditional Use Entertainment (CUX) for patron dancing
  • Combination CUB and CUX for patron dancing

These entitlements are reviewed for compliance with Conditions of Approval. This condition clearance process must be completed to effectuate the entitlement prior to the start of utilizing the grant.

Following the start of operations, LADBS will periodically inspect operations and enforce ongoing compliance with conditions of approval, pursuant to the Monitoring, Verification and Inspection Program (MViP).

Questions can be sent via email to BESt Unit planners at planning.ccu@lacity.org. Applicants may also request an appointment under "Beverage and Entertainment: General Information and Guidance" to address questions.

City Planning DCP-Specialized Services and Home-Sharing Services Wireless and Telecommunications Case Filing (All Other Carriers)

Applicants should review the Wireless Telecommunication Facilities - Filing Instructions on City Planning's website. Applicants will be required to physically drop off hard copies of all required documents.

The Wireless Telecommunications Unit is responsible for the intake of the following:

  • Conditional Use Wireless (CUW)
  • Plan Approvals 

Any questions pertaining to this process can be sent via email to planning.wireless@lacity.org.

City Planning DCP-Specialized Services and Home-Sharing Services Wireless and Telecommunications Case Filing (T-Mobile)

Applicants should review the Wireless Telecommunication Facilities - Filing Instructions on City Planning's website. Applicants will be required to physically drop off hard copies of all required documents.

Any questions pertaining to this process can be sent via email to planning.wireless@lacity.org.

City Planning DCP-Specialized Services and Home-Sharing Services Beverage & Entertainment Case Filing for CUB and/or CUX and Plan Approval

Case filing applications and materials are taken in by the Beverage and Entertainment Streamlining (BESt) Unit for the following case types only:

  • Stand-alone Conditional Use Beverage (CUB)
  • Stand-alone Conditional Use Entertainment (CUX) for patron dancing
  • Combination CUB and CUX for patron dancing

General information about the case filing process is available on the Development Services page of the City Planning website. 

Prior to scheduling an appointment, Applicants should complete the City Planning Application Form and compile required supplemental materials and documents per the City Planning Application Filing Instructions, and the Alcohol (CUB) and Adult Entertainment Establishments (CUX)--Special Instructions form for filing. Once your application and other case filing materials are complete, online payment will be required.

Appointments are not required to submit an application.  Applicants can also submit the required application and all other case filing materials in person at the City Planning Metro DSC lobby (201 N. Figueroa). Online payment will be required once all materials have been received.

City Planning DCP-Specialized Services and Home-Sharing Services Wireless and Telecommunications Effectuations (All Other Carriers)

Applicants can schedule an appointment with the Wireless Telecommunications Unit to review entitlements for compliance with conditions of approval. This condition clearance process must be completed to effectuate the entitlement prior to the start of utilizing the grant. Applicants will be required to physically drop off hard copies of all required documents, including:

  • Three (3) full-sized set of plans
  • Recorded Master Covenant and Agreement
  • LADBS Clearance Summary Worksheet (CSW)

Any questions pertaining to this process can be sent via email to planning.wireless@lacity.org.

City Planning DCP-Specialized Services and Home-Sharing Services Wireless and Telecommunications Effectuations (T-Mobile)

Applicants can schedule an appointment with the Wireless Telecommunications Unit to review entitlements for compliance with conditions of approval. This condition clearance process must be completed to effectuate the entitlement prior to the start of utilizing the grant. Applicants will be required to physically drop off hard copies of all required documents, including:

  • Three (3) full-sized set of plans
  • Recorded Master Covenant and Agreement
  • LADBS Clearance Summary Worksheet (CSW)

Any questions pertaining to this process can be sent via email to planning.wireless@lacity.org.

City Planning DCP-Specialized Services and Home-Sharing Services Beverage & Entertainment Restaurant Beverage Program (RBP) Administrative Clearance

The Restaurant Beverage Program (RBP) provides authorization to sell and dispense alcoholic beverages for onsite consumption for restaurants that meet RBP requirements. Applicants submit their application for an RBP authorization through City Planning's Online Application System (OAS) portal under "Alcoholic Beverage and/or Entertainment," including uploading required documents:

  • City Planning Restaurant Beverage Program Administrative Clearance Application Form
  • Floor plan
  • Site plan
  • Restaurant menu
  • Certificate of Occupancy
  • “No Loitering” sign
  • Other documents, if applicable (interior elevations, revocable permit, outreach flyer, proof of outreach)

Applicants do not have to be present for this service.

The Beverage and Entertainment Streamlining (BESt) Unit planners review applications and issue RBP authorizations through an Administrative Clearance process for restaurants that comply with:

  • RBP eligibility requirements
  • RBP operating, security, and monitoring standards
  • RBP administrative provisions

Upon confirmation that the subject restaurant complies with all RBP provisions, online payment of application and monitoring fees will be required.

Questions may be sent via email to BESt unit planners at planning.ccu@lacity.org. Applicants may also request an appointment under "Beverage and Entertainment: General Information and Guidance" to address questions.

City Planning DCP - Redevelopment Plan Unit Redevelopment Consultation - Projects in Redevelopment Plan Areas Only

Contact planning.redevelopment@lacity.org for general questions on Redevelopment clearances and referrals

All permits clearances and referral requests will need to be submitted on City Planning's Online Application Portal.

To request a clearance, Applicants can submit through the Online Application Portal the required documents including a completed Administrative Review and Referral Form, a PDF of their Clearance Summary Worksheet (CSW), including the 15-digit permit application number, and corresponding project plans or any supplemental materials to assist the planner in reviewing your clearance. 

To request a referral, Applicants can submit through City Planning's Online Application Portal the required documents including a completed Administrative Review and Referral Form and the project plans. 

Redevelopment Plans can be found at planning.lacity.org.

City Planning DCP - Affordable Housing Affordable Housing Pre-Filing Consultation & Site Specific Questions (Affordable Housing)

For Affordable Housing programs related inquiries, including: Density Bonus, Measure JJJ, Greater Downtown Housing Incentive Area, Transit Oriented Communities (TOC), Qualified Permanent Supportive Housing (QPSH), and Unpermitted Dwelling Unit (UDU), please contact the Housing Services Unit (HSU) via email at planning.priorityhousing@lacity.org. 

When emailing the HSU, please provide as much detail as possible so we can better assist with your questions.

City Planning DCP - Preliminary Application Review Program (PARP) Housing Crisis Act (SB 8/ SB 330) Housing Crisis Act Implementation Questions

Applicants should contact City Planning at Planning.PARP@lacity.org for questions related to the implementation of the Housing Crisis Act (SB 8 / SB 330) in City Planning processes as well as for information on the optional HCA Vesting Preliminary Application and Housing Development Project determination procedures.

A request for an optional HCA Vesting Preliminary Application or a Housing Development Project Determination can be submitted through the City Planning Online Application Portal. Additional information, guidance, contacts, and materials can be found on City Planning's Housing Crisis Act implementation webpage.

NOTE: Applicants with questions related to:

  • Unit replacement and occupant protections should contact the Los Angeles Housing Department via email at LAHDLanduse@lacity.org or visit the Los Angeles Housing Department website.
  • The implementation of the Housing Crisis Act for projects that do not involve an application to LACP should contact the Department of Building & Safety via email at ladbs.ahs@lacity.org
City Planning DCP - Records Management Records Case File and Publication Record Requests

Customers can access the City Planning Website and search under "Case Search" or "Zoning Search" for newly filed or completed cases. The purpose of the Records Management Unit is to track all newly filed and completed cases as well as to make sure cases are easily accessible to planners, the public, and the media. Other items available through the Records Management Unit include:

  • Microfilm or microfiche case file review
  • Sanborn Fire Insurance Maps
  • California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) documents
  • Case file locations
  • Copies of official department records

Customers can email the Records Management Unit at planning.recordsmgmt@lacity.org to discuss case files, get copies of documents, or payment.

City Planning DCP - Metro/Downtown DSC Public Counter Case Filing

Project applications for all entitlements and administrative approvals are filed at the DSC. To request a Case Filing appointment, Applicants should visit the City Planning Case Filing and Clearance Appointment webpage, and the request will be scheduled with the first available planner. Applicants will be contacted by City Planning personnel with questions or clarifications and/or if materials are missing.

To file an appeal, please visit City Planning's Filing of Appeals website.

City Planning DCP - Van Nuys DSC Public Counter Case Filing

Project applications for all entitlements and administrative approvals are filed at the DSC. To request a Case Filing appointment, Applicants should visit the City Planning Case Filing and Clearance Appointment webpage, and the request will be scheduled with the first available planner. Applicants will be contacted by City Planning personnel with questions or clarifications and/or if materials are missing.

To file an appeal, please visit City Planning's Filing of Appeals website.

City Planning DCP - Metro/Downtown DSC Public Counter Follow Up & Custom Appointments

Contact City Planning to request this service. 

City Planning DCP - Metro/Downtown DSC Public Counter Case Condition Clearance

Once discretionary entitlements have been granted by City Planning, Applicants ready to obtain building permit clearances related to a discretionary Planning approval should be prepared to provide building permit plans, a recorded Covenant and Agreement, and any other documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Conditions of Approval of their Planning entitlement for DSC Planning Staff review.

Applicants should For more information, visit the City Planning Development Services website for additional information.

Note: If your project was processed by the Major Projects unit, please contact planning.majorpcc@lacity.org to make an appointment for Case Condition Clearance.

City Planning DCP - Van Nuys DSC Public Counter Case Condition Clearance

Once discretionary entitlements have been granted by City Planning, Applicants ready to obtain building permit clearances related to a discretionary Planning approval should be prepared to provide building permit plans, a recorded Covenant and Agreement, and any other documents necessary to demonstrate compliance with the Conditions of Approval of their Planning entitlement for DSC Planning Staff review.

Applicants should For more information, visit the City Planning Development Services website for additional information.

Note: If your project was processed by the Major Projects unit, please contact planning.majorpcc@lacity.org to make an appointment for Case Condition Clearance.

City Planning DCP - Metro/Downtown DSC Public Counter Consultations / General Planning Questions

To request a consultation appointment via a scheduled telephone or video conference, please visit the City Planning Development Services website. Provide a detailed description of your inquiry with a copy of any relevant materials that will assist in assigning your request to an appropriate planner, including but not limited to: 

  • Project Plans
  • Letter of Determination
  • Clearance Summary Worksheet

Please provide sufficient detail or your request may be delayed due to lack of information or context.

City Planning DCP - Van Nuys DSC Public Counter Consultations / General Planning Questions

To request a consultation appointment via a scheduled telephone or video conference, please visit the City Planning Development Services website. Provide a detailed description of your inquiry with a copy of any relevant materials that will assist in assigning your request to an appropriate planner, including but not limited to: 

  • Project Plans
  • Letter of Determination
  • Clearance Summary Worksheet

Please provide sufficient detail or your request may be delayed due to lack of information or context.

Building and Safety Case Management Case Management
Applicants requiring assistance for projects that qualify for Case Management Services per the Development Services Case Management (DSCM) Description Of Services Matrix can request an appointment. The DSCM office supports economic development by providing a special service to major and exceptional projects that require specific assistance and problem-solving. The DSCM is comprised of case managers from the various departments involved in the approval of your project. Applicants are required to complete a Service Request Form prior to a meeting being scheduled, which can be attached to the appointment request or submitted via email to: DevelopmentServices.CM@lacity.org.
Building and Safety LADBS- San Pedro Certificate of Occupancy Clearance General Code Violations / Complaints

Customers can speak with a Code Enforcement Officer, but only after a violation or complaint has been reported by calling 3-1-1 or via the LADBS Code/Complaint Violation System (preferred).  Additional information about code violations or complaints can be found on the LADBS Code Enforcement website.  

If the code violation pertains to an existing apartment buildings (two or more units), please access the Housing Department, Code Violation Division webpage or contact Housing at (866) 557-7368.

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown), 8th Floor Inspection General Residential Inspection Inquiries

Once available, Applicants with general questions about the project related to inspection may request a meeting with LADBS staff. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you may cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS.org website.

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 200 Inspection General Residential Inspection Inquiries

Once available, Applicants with general questions about the project related to inspection may request a meeting with LADBS staff. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you may cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS.org website.

Building and Safety LADBS- San Pedro Inspection General Residential Inspection Inquiries

Once available, Applicants with general questions about the project related to inspection may request a meeting with LADBS staff. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you may cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS.org website.

Building and Safety Other Services Payments
Applicants with questions about charges to their account may schedule a meeting with LADBS staff. Applicants are encouraged to utilize the LADBS e-Customer Account Access to view your accounts with invoice and payment information, and to pay your accounts online.
Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 1st Floor, Room 110 Other Services Records Request (if not available online)

Applicants should go to LADBS' Online Building Record Search page for property information or make a Public Records Request.

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Other Services Records Request (if not available online)

Applicants should go to LADBS' Online Building Record Search page for property information or make a Public Records Request.

Building and Safety Other Services Restaurant & Small Business Express Program
Applicants wanting assistance from the Restaurant & Small Business Express Program can request an appointment with a Case Manager to assist with questions during the four main stages of a project, design, permitting, construction, and Certificate of Occupancy.

The Restaurant & Small Business Express Program (RSBEP) helps facilitate the approval process for all restaurants and other small businesses such as retail shops, barbershops, nail salons, etc. The goal of the RSBEP is to make the permitting and inspection process more efficient, enabling new businesses to open on time and budget. The Program streamlines the approval process, providing assistance to business owners, their design and construction teams, enhancing the coordination in permitting, construction and inspection. Additional information can be found on the 
LADBS Restaurant & Small Business Express Program website.
Building and Safety Inspection Product Approval (Test Lab)
Applicants wanting to discuss proposed materials for their project may schedule an appointment with LADBS staff. LADBS' Product Approval Test Lab approves alternate building materials or products that are at least equivalent to the materials prescribed in the code in terms of quality, effective time period of fire resistance, strength, effectiveness, durability, and safety. Approved materials are published as Los Angeles Research Reports (LARR).
Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Trade Licensing / Deputy Inspection (Virtual Only) Trade Licensing General Information

Information regarding trade licensing can be found on the LADBS Trade Licensing/Deputy Inspection website. Additional information can be obtained by calling (213) 482-0099.

Building and Safety Plan Check and Permits Building and Zoning Counter Information Desk
Applicants needing Zoning or Building code information, approval of police permit, fire permit, or DMV zoning verification forms can reach LADBS staff via the LADBS website under Contact Us.
Building and Safety Plan Check and Permits Concierge
Customers or applicants who need to understand what is included in the permitting process and what type of information will be required may schedule a meeting with LADBS staff. The Concierge Services Program is designed to enhance LADBS' customer service at Development Services Centers by assisting those who need help with navigating through the permitting process.
Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 4th Floor Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check - Verification of Counter Plan Check Corrections (CPC/ECPC)

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check - Verification of Counter Plan Check Corrections (CPC/ECPC)

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS- San Pedro Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check - Verification of Counter Plan Check Corrections (CPC/ECPC)

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS- West LA, 2nd Floor Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check - Verification of Counter Plan Check Corrections (CPC/ECPC)

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety Plan Check and Permits Expanded Counter Plan Check
Applicants wanting additional information about projects that qualify for Expanded Counter Plan Check can request an appointment with LADBS staff. Permits for modest projects — like multi-floor tenant improvements, medium-sized home additions, and others that require a plan check — can be issued over the counter through an Expanded Counter Plan Check (ECPC) process. The plans are reviewed the same day as plan submittal, usually taking 2-3 hours. Applicants can submit their plans in person or electronically via the LADBS ePlanLA system.
Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 1st Floor, Room 110 Plan Check and Permits Express Permits

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Express Permits

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS- San Pedro Plan Check and Permits Express Permits

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS - Virtual Plan Check and Permits Express Permits

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS- West LA, 2nd Floor Plan Check and Permits Express Permits

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS-Metro (Downtown), 14th Floor Plan Check and Permits Grading Division Counter - Plan Review
Applicants who require additional information about obtaining a Grading Permit can schedule with LADBS staff. A grading permit is needed when any grading (cutting or filling operation), or any earth materials are planned to be imported or exported to or from any grading site, except for work that complies with the exceptions listed in the Los Angeles Building Code (LABC) Section 106.1.2 and Los Angeles Residential Code (LARC) Section R106.1.2. 
Building and Safety LADBS-Metro (Downtown), 12th Floor Plan Check and Permits Grading Division Counter - Plan Review
Applicants who require additional information about obtaining a Grading Permit can schedule with LADBS staff. A grading permit is needed when any grading (cutting or filling operation), or any earth materials are planned to be imported or exported to or from any grading site, except for work that complies with the exceptions listed in the Los Angeles Building Code (LABC) Section 106.1.2 and Los Angeles Residential Code (LARC) Section R106.1.2. 
Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 4th Floor Plan Check and Permits Mechanical: New Counter Plan Check or verification of prev. counter plan check
Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Mechanical: New Counter Plan Check or verification of prev. counter plan check
Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 4th Floor Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check – New plan check submittal

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check – New plan check submittal

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS- San Pedro Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check – New plan check submittal

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS- West LA, 2nd Floor Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check – New plan check submittal

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety Plan Check and Permits Regular Plan Check

Applicants can schedule a meeting with the assigned LADBS Plan Checker to discuss comments made or questions regarding their plans. The Regular Plan Check process is for large complex projects. Plans are reviewed and then returned within weeks depending on workload. With 50% more of the plan check fee paid, the plan check review will be expedited. Applicants can schedule a meeting with the LADBS Plan Checker assigned to their case to discuss comments made or questions regarding their plans. The Regular Plan Check process is for large complex projects. The plans are reviewed and then returned within weeks depending on workload. With 50% more of the plan check fee paid, the plan check review will be expedited. 

Applicants should submit any forms per LADBS' current drop off procedures

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown), 8th Floor Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Residential Division Certificate of Occupancy

Applicants can reach LADBS staff via the LADBS website under Contact Us.

A Certificate of Occupancy is issued pursuant to a building permit for new construction, additions, and changes of occupancy after all the necessary construction has been approved by the inspector. The Residential Inspection Division inspects one-and two-family dwellings; including new structures, additions, alterations, swimming pools, retaining walls, various accessory structures, and demolition of existing structures. Per LAMC 91.109, LADBS is required to issue a Certificate of Occupancy for every building or structure (with exceptions where the occupancy of the original building permit has not changed, where Group A or E occupancies are involved before 1934, and the architecture inhibits occupancy). Many lenders require a valid Certificate of Occupancy prior to a change in ownership or prior to the refinancing of a property. Additional information about the history of Certificate of Occupancy can be found on the LADBS website.

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Clearance - Commercial Division

Applicants can reach LADBS staff via the LADBS website under Contact Us. Per LAMC 91.109, LADBS is required to issue a Certificate of Occupancy for every building or structure (with exceptions where the occupancy of the original building permit has not changed, where Group A or E occupancies are involved prior to 1934, and the architecture inhibits occupancy). Many lenders require a valid Certificate of Occupancy prior to a change in the ownership or prior to refinancing of a property.

Additional information about the history of Certificate of Occupancy can be found on the LADBS website.

Building and Safety LADBS - E. 1st St. Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Clearance by Annual Inspection Monitoring (AIM) Code Enforcement Division

Applicants can reach LADBS staff via the LADBS website under Contact Us to discuss LADBS AIM Verification to clear a project with Automotive uses; Used Car Sales, Auto Maintenance, Auto Wrecking Yards, etc. per LAMC 12.22 (A) 28 and LAMC 12.26 (I) for Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO). LADBS AIM Inspectors inspect the property prior to CofO and TCO.

Per LAMC 91.109, LADBS is required to issue a Certificate of Occupancy for every building or structure (with exceptions where the occupancy of the original building permit has not changed, where Group A or E occupancies are involved prior to 1934, and the architecture inhibits occupancy). Many lenders require a valid Certificate of Occupancy prior to a change in the ownership or prior to refinancing of a property.

Additional information about the history of Certificate of Occupancy can be found on the LADBS website.

Building and Safety LADBS- S. Central Ave. Certificate of Occupancy Clearance Clearance by Annual Inspection Monitoring (AIM) Code Enforcement Division

Applicants can reach LADBS staff via the LADBS website under Contact Us to discuss LADBS AIM Verification to clear a project with Automotive uses; Used Car Sales, Auto Maintenance, Auto Wrecking Yards, etc. per LAMC 12.22 (A) 28 and LAMC 12.26 (I) for Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) or Temporary Certificate of Occupancy (TCO). LADBS AIM Inspectors inspect the property prior to CofO and TCO.

Per LAMC 91.109, LADBS is required to issue a Certificate of Occupancy for every building or structure (with exceptions where the occupancy of the original building permit has not changed, where Group A or E occupancies are involved prior to 1934, and the architecture inhibits occupancy). Many lenders require a valid Certificate of Occupancy prior to a change in the ownership or prior to refinancing of a property.

Additional information about the history of Certificate of Occupancy can be found on the LADBS website.

Building and Safety Inspection General COMMERCIAL Inspection Inquiries (Electrical)
Once available, Customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 
Building and Safety Inspection General COMMERCIAL Inspection Inquiries (Fire Sprinklers)
Once available, Customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 
Building and Safety Inspection General COMMERCIAL Inspection Inquiries (Plumbing)
Once available, Customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 
Building and Safety Inspection General COMMERCIAL Inspection Inquiries (HVAC)
Once available, Customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 
Building and Safety Inspection General COMMERCIAL Inspection Inquiries (Pressure Vessels / Elevators)
Once available, Customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 
Building and Safety Inspection General COMMERCIAL Inspection Inquiries (Building)

Once available, customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 

Building and Safety Code Enforcement Pro-Active Code Enforcement (PACE) Enforcement / Complaints
11/11/21 - Pending approval of Service Definition by LADBS
Building and Safety Code Enforcement Annual Inspection Monitoring (AIM) Enforcement / Complaints
11/11/21 - Pending approval of Service Definition by LADBS
Building and Safety Code Enforcement Sign Enforcement / Complaints (General/New/Off-Site Sign Program)
11/11/21 - Pending approval of Service Definition by LADBS
Building and Safety Code Enforcement Donation Bin Enforcement / Complaints
11/11/21 - Pending approval of Service Definition by LADBS
Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Trade Licensing / Deputy Inspection (Virtual Only) Certified Welder Trade Licensing Application Review

Information about the process of becoming a Certified Welder can be found on the LADBS website under Trade Licensing and Deputy Inspection page or by reviewing the LAMC 91.2204.1.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (213) 482-0099.

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Trade Licensing / Deputy Inspection (Virtual Only) Registered Deputy Inspector Trade Licensing Application Review

Information about the process of becoming a registered Deputy Inspector can be found on the LADBS website under Trade Licensing and Deputy Inspection page.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (213) 482-0099.

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Trade Licensing / Deputy Inspection (Virtual Only) Journey-Level Plumber Trade Licensing Application Review

Information about the process of becoming a Journey-Level Plumber can be found on the LADBS website under Trade Licensing and Deputy Inspection page and LAMC 94.103.15.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (213) 482-0099.

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Trade Licensing / Deputy Inspection (Virtual Only) Journey-Level Elevator Mechanic Trade Licensing Application Review

Information about the process of becoming a Journey-Level Elevator Mechanic can be found on the LADBS website under Trade Licensing and Deputy Inspection page.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (213) 482-0099.

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Trade Licensing / Deputy Inspection (Virtual Only) Steam Engineer and Boiler Operator Trade Licensing Examination Date Request

Additional information about the process of becoming a Steam Engineer and Boiler Operator can be found on the LADBS website under Trade Licensing and Deputy Inspection page or by reviewing LAMC 97.0201.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (213) 482-0099.

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Trade Licensing / Deputy Inspection (Virtual Only) Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Mechanic & Wheelchair Lift Mechanic Exam Request

Additional information about the process of becoming Vertical Reciprocating Conveyor Mechanic and Wheelchair Lift Mechanic can be found on the LADBS website under Trade Licensing and Deputy Inspection page.  Additional information can be obtained by calling (213) 482-0099.

Building and Safety LADBS-Metro (Downtown), 12th Floor Inspection - Grading Division Grading Pre-Inspection Waivers and General Questions Only

Please visit LADBS.org for information about office locations and hours of operation.

Information about how to obtain and upload a GPI Waiver Requests can be found on the LADBS websiteCustomers shall submit a GPI Waiver Application only after a Clearance Summary Worksheet has been given by Plan Check LADBS staff.  Customers will be notified if the GPI can be waived. If so, Customers will be required to pay applicable fees. 

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Inspection - Grading Division Grading Pre-Inspection Waivers and General Questions Only

Please visit LADBS.org for information about office locations and hours of operation.

Information about how to obtain and upload a GPI Waiver Requests can be found on the LADBS websiteCustomers shall submit a GPI Waiver Application only after a Clearance Summary Worksheet has been given by Plan Check LADBS staff.  Customers will be notified if the GPI can be waived. If so, Customers will be required to pay applicable fees. 

Building and Safety LADBS-Metro (Downtown), 12th Floor Inspection - Grading Division Soils, Geology, and Compaction Report Review Letter Questions

Customers may submit questions via email to ladbs_gradingdivison@lacity.org or reach out to the appropriate office. Please visit LADBS.org for information about office locations and hours of operation.

Building and Safety LADBS - West LA, 11th Floor Inspection - Grading Division Soils, Geology, and Compaction Report Review Letter Questions

Customers may submit questions via email to ladbs_gradingdivison@lacity.org or reach out to the appropriate office. Please visit LADBS.org for information about office locations and hours of operation.

Building and Safety LADBS-Metro (Downtown), 12th Floor Inspection - Grading Division Request for Modifications of Building Ordinance General Questions

Customers may submit questions via email to ladbs_gradingdivison@lacity.org or reach out to the appropriate office. Please visit LADBS.org for information about office locations and hours of operation.

In the event the RFM is not approved. The customer may appeal the decision. Information about the Building  Ordinance Appeal process can visit the LADBS BBSC Appeals/Ordinance Process page.  

Building and Safety LADBS - West LA, 11th Floor Inspection - Grading Division Request for Modifications of Building Ordinance General Questions

Customers may submit questions via email to ladbs_gradingdivison@lacity.org or reach out to the appropriate office. Please visit LADBS.org for information about office locations and hours of operation.

In the event the RFM is not approved. The customer may appeal the decision. Information about the Building  Ordinance Appeal process can visit the LADBS BBSC Appeals/Ordinance Process page.  

Building and Safety LADBS-Metro (Downtown), 12th Floor Inspection - Grading Division Covenant and Agreement General Questions

Customers are required to complete the Covenant and Agreement, which can be requested via email to ladbs_gradingdivison@lacity.org.  LADBS staff will review the C&A and provide any comments.  

Upon satisfactory review, the Customer will be responsible for obtaining signature, getting the C&A notarized prior to returning the C&A to LADBS. LADBS will sign the lower portion of the C&A and return it to the Customer for recordation at the County of Los Angeles. Once recorded, the Customer will return the original C&A to the LADBS Metro office.

Please visit LADBS.org for information about office locations and hours of operation.

Building and Safety LADBS - West LA, 11th Floor Inspection - Grading Division Covenant and Agreement General Questions

Customers are required to complete the Covenant and Agreement, which can be requested via email to ladbs_gradingdivison@lacity.org.  LADBS staff will review the C&A and provide any comments.  

Upon satisfactory review, the Customer will be responsible for obtaining signature, getting the C&A notarized prior to returning the C&A to LADBS. LADBS will sign the lower portion of the C&A and return it to the Customer for recordation at the County of Los Angeles. Once recorded, the Customer will return the original C&A to the LADBS Metro office.

Please visit LADBS.org for information about office locations and hours of operation.

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), 7th Floor Inspection General Commercial Inspection Inquiries

Customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 200 Inspection General Commercial Inspection Inquiries

Customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 

Building and Safety LADBS- San Pedro Inspection General Commercial Inspection Inquiries

Customers will be able to schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to discuss general inspection related questions about a project. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS website. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. 

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), Suite 890 Plan Check and Permits Soft Story Retrofit - New Plan Check Submittal

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for information.

Building and Safety LADBS- Metro (Downtown), Suite 890 Plan Check and Permits Soft Story Retrofit - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plans

Applicants should go to LADBS.org for additional information

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) - 8th Floor, Suite 880 Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plans

Applicants must have received and completed all the required information on the "Ready-to-Issue Sheet" provided by an LADBS Plan Checker.  Applicants should visit the Permit and Inspection Report Website to verify their permit status is either "Ready to Issue" or "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment.

Permits for approved building plans can be issued at the LADBS RTI plan check counter. 

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plans

Applicants must have received and completed all the required information on the "Ready-to-Issue Sheet" provided by an LADBS Plan Checker.  Applicants should visit the Permit and Inspection Report Website to verify their permit status is either "Ready to Issue" or "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment.

Permits for approved building plans can be issued at the LADBS RTI plan check counter. 

Building and Safety LADBS- San Pedro Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plans

Applicants must have received and completed all the required information on the "Ready-to-Issue Sheet" provided by an LADBS Plan Checker.  Applicants should visit the Permit and Inspection Report Website to verify their permit status is either "Ready to Issue" or "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment.

Permits for approved building plans can be issued at the LADBS RTI plan check counter. 

Building and Safety LADBS- West LA, 2nd Floor Plan Check and Permits Building Plan Check - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plans

Applicants must have received and completed all the required information on the "Ready-to-Issue Sheet" provided by an LADBS Plan Checker.  Applicants should visit the Permit and Inspection Report Website to verify their permit status is either "Ready to Issue" or "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment.

Permits for approved building plans can be issued at the LADBS RTI plan check counter. 

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 4th Floor Plan Check and Permits Electrical: New Counter Plan Check or verification of prev. counter plan check

Applicants can schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to apply for Electrical permits.

Online plan submittal is available via LADBS' ePlanLA website for Electrical and Photovoltaic System applications. Applicants can get additional information about ePlanLA from the LADBS website.

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Electrical: New Counter Plan Check or verification of prev. counter plan check

Applicants can schedule a meeting with LADBS staff to apply for Electrical permits.

Online plan submittal is available via LADBS' ePlanLA website for Electrical and Photovoltaic System applications. Applicants can get additional information about ePlanLA from the LADBS website.

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 5th Floor Plan Check and Permits Green Building Section- Verification of Plan Check Comments

In person appointment for Verification appointment for Green Building Code Plan Check.

In order to allow adequate time to complete the requested transaction please arrive 15 minutes prior to your appointment time.  Applicants who are not present at the time of their appointment may experience unnecessary delays and possible rescheduling of their appointment.

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 4th Floor Plan Check and Permits Mechanical: New plan submittal for Regular Plan Check

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for additional information.

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Mechanical: New plan submittal for Regular Plan Check

Applicants should visit LADBS.org for additional information.

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 4th Floor Plan Check and Permits Mechanical Plan Check - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plan

Applicants must have received and completed all the required information on the "Ready-to-Issue Sheet" provided by an LADBS Plan Checker.  Applicants should visit the Permit and Inspection Report Website to verify their permit status is either "Ready to Issue" or "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment.

Permits for approved mechanical plans can be issued at the LADBS mechanical plan check counter. 

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Mechanical Plan Check - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plan

Applicants must have received and completed all the required information on the "Ready-to-Issue Sheet" provided by an LADBS Plan Checker.  Applicants should visit the Permit and Inspection Report Website to verify their permit status is either "Ready to Issue" or "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment.

Permits for approved mechanical plans can be issued at the LADBS mechanical plan check counter. 

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 4th Floor Plan Check and Permits Electrical Plan Check - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plans

Applicants must have received and completed all the required information on the "Ready-to-Issue Sheet" provided by an LADBS Plan Checker. Applicants should visit the Permit and Inspection Report Website to verify their permit status is either "Ready to Issue" or "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment.

Permits for approved electrical plans can be issued at the LADBS electrical plan check counter. 

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Electrical Plan Check - Permit Issuance for Ready to Issue (RTI) Approved Plans

Applicants must have received and completed all the required information on the "Ready-to-Issue Sheet" provided by an LADBS Plan Checker. Applicants should visit the Permit and Inspection Report Website to verify their permit status is either "Ready to Issue" or "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment.

Permits for approved electrical plans can be issued at the LADBS electrical plan check counter. 

Building and Safety LADBS - Metro (Downtown) 4th Floor Plan Check and Permits Electrical: New plan submittal for Regular Plan Check

Electrical permits that have been approved by the plan check engineer can be issued at the RTI Counter.  The permit status must read "PC Info Complete" in order to have the permit processed at the RTI Counter.  Please visit the Permit Status Website to ensure the permit status is "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment for this service.

Building and Safety LADBS - Van Nuys, Suite 251 Plan Check and Permits Electrical: New plan submittal for Regular Plan Check

Electrical permits that have been approved by the plan check engineer can be issued at the RTI Counter.  The permit status must read "PC Info Complete" in order to have the permit processed at the RTI Counter.  Please visit the Permit Status Website to ensure the permit status is "PC Info Complete" before scheduling an appointment for this service.

Building and Safety LADBS-Metro (Downtown), 12th Floor Inspection - Grading Division Grading Division Map Stamping

The completed Application for Review of Technical Reports and a pdf copy of the map to be stamped shall be uploaded

Building and Safety Inspection Grading Inquiries

Applicants with general questions about the project related to inspection may request a meeting with LADBS staff. After you obtain a permit and begin construction work, inspections are required before you may cover or conceal any work. Construction is not approved until it has been inspected and accepted by LADBS inspection staff. Applicants are required to request an inspection via LADBS' Online Inspection page. Additional information about LADBS Inspection Procedures can be found on the LADBS.org website.

Los Angeles Department of Transportation LADOT- Citywide One-Stop Counter Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance(s)

Customers can access additional information on the LADOT Development Review page as well as LADOT Development Review Counter Contact Information.

LADOT clears the following items shown on the Clearance Summary Worksheet:

  • Community Plan Implementation
  • Overlay, Specific Plan
  • Light Rail
  • Drive Through
  • New driveway on a major or secondary highway
  • Miscellaneous
  • Proposed signage located within 500 feet of freeway per Zoning Code LAMC 14.4.5
  • Transportation Demand Ord.
  • Internal circulation
  • Driveway location - Driveway serving a fast food establishment, gas station, car wash or oil change facility, and Bicycle Parking

If the driveway is on a Boulevard or Avenue (2035 Mobility Plan) or the Applicant is seeking a Bicycle Clearance, BOE's approval must come before LADOT will provide their Clearance.

If the driveway is on a Boulevard or Avenue (2035 Mobility Plan) or the Applicant is seeking a Bicycle Clearance, BOE's approval must come before LADOT will provide their Clearance.

Los Angeles Department of Transportation Permit Dockless Mobility
LADOT may issue a permit on an annual basis to a qualified service provider (Provider) to operate a shared mobility device (Device) in the City. For purposes of this section, a "shared mobility device", as defined in CA Civil Code Section 2505, means an electrically motorized board, motorized scooter, electric bicycle, bicycle, or a similar personal transportation device. Operators interested in obtaining a Dockless Mobility Permit must complete a Dockless Mobility Annual Permit Application as well as meet all permit requirements (LAMC 71.29). Additional information about Dockless Mobility Permit can be found on the LADOT Permits Website.
Los Angeles Department of Transportation Permit Taxis and Vehicles-For-Hire
Operators interested in obtaining a Taxis and Vehicles-for-Hire Permit must complete a Taxis and Vehicle for Hire Permit Application as well as meet all permit requirements (LAMC 71.29). Additional information about Taxis and Vehicles-for-Hire Permits can be found on the LADOT website.
Los Angeles Department of Transportation Permit Temporary Food Pick-Up Sign
 LADOT is helping restaurants that provide made-to-order food pick-up options by supplying parking signs free of charge to businesses. Please see the Temporary Food Pick-Up Sign Applications for additional information.
Los Angeles Department of Transportation Other Services General Questions
Please visit the LADOT website for additional information related to LADBS Clearances, Planning Case Clearances, or LADOT Permits. 
Los Angeles Department of Transportation LADOT- Citywide One-Stop Counter Other Services Temporary Traffic Control Plans (TTCP) Review/Approval
Additional information about TTCP's with an expected duration of fewer than 72 hours can be found on the LADOT website.
Los Angeles Department of Transportation Other Services B Permit Plan Check
Additional information can be found on the LADOT website related to Applicants with active B Permits who require additional information related to project conditions that require physical street improvements including TTCP's that require a duration greater than 72 hours.
Los Angeles Department of Transportation Other Services Pre-Development Consultation / Information Gathering
Applicants with general questions about how their project relates to LADOT services and programs or general questions an applicant might have prior to submitting an LADBS Building Permit Application can visit the LADOT website.
Los Angeles Department of Transportation Other Services Zoning Case, Private Street and Tract Map Review
The LADOT Development Review section provides several services, including Planning Condition Clearances. Applicants with questions about this process can visit the LADOT website.
Los Angeles Department of Transportation Other Services Tract Map Review

Applicants with questions related to Tract Maps can schedule visit the LADOT website.

When a subdivision proposes a realignment of the public streets by merger or other mechanisms, the Bureau of Engineering's (BOE) Land Development Group will obtain comments from LADOT before the finalization of the report to City Planning. Since LADOT is responsible for City traffic operations, BOE's role is to work with LADOT to implement any change in the traffic circulation and access in conjunction with the subdivision.

Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Metro Office Plan Check Plan Check Unit Virtual Counter Services

The following construction permits are eligible for virtual counter review:

  • Small architectural tenant improvements (no change of use, no additional area and  no A occupancies).
  • Fire alarm tenant improvements (50 device maximum)
  • Single family solar projects (No battery storage systems)


The following Fire Permits are eligible for virtual counter review:

  • Above ground storage tanks (outdoor only)
  • Asbestos abetment  
  • Automatic extinguishing systems (kitchen hoods and spray booths only)
  • Central station signaling
  • Fuel Truck  (motion picture use only)

All virtual counter reviews are limited to 20 minutes. If time exceeds you will be asked to submit as a backroom regular. 

Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Van Nuys Office Plan Check Plan Check Unit Virtual Counter Services

The following construction permits are eligible for virtual counter review:

  • Small architectural tenant improvements (no change of use, no additional area and  no A occupancies).
  • Fire alarm tenant improvements (50 device maximum)
  • Single family solar projects (No battery storage systems)


The following Fire Permits are eligible for virtual counter review:

  • Above ground storage tanks (outdoor only)
  • Asbestos abetment  
  • Automatic extinguishing systems (kitchen hoods and spray booths only)
  • Central station signaling
  • Fuel Truck  (motion picture use only)

All virtual counter reviews are limited to 20 minutes. If time exceeds you will be asked to submit as a backroom regular. 

Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Metro Office Plan Check Hydrants & Access In Person Counter Services
Applicants shall start their Clearance process at the Fire Department's FIMS Customer Portal. Once the Application has been submitted, LAFD will screen the application, and if correct return an invoice to the Applicant with instructions on whether an appointment will be required.  Applicants with General Questions about Hydrants & Access related to their project's Clearance Summary Worksheet may schedule a short appointment to discuss the process. 

Additional information about Hydrants & Access related clearances can be found on the LAFD Development Services webpage.

Hydrants & Access Clearances include one or more items shown on the Clearance Summary Worksheet provided by LADBS, including Hydrants and Access around building, Distance to Fire Station, Verification of Oil Well Abandonment, Miscellaneous LAFD Clearance, Private Fire Hydrant (Fire Permit), BOE Tract and Parcel Map Clearance, City Planning "Condition" Clearance Request. 

Applicants may also call 213.482.6543 or email LAFDHydrants@lacity.org for additional information.
Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Van Nuys Office Plan Check Hydrants & Access In Person Counter Services
Applicants shall start their Clearance process at the Fire Department's FIMS Customer Portal. Once the Application has been submitted, LAFD will screen the application, and if correct return an invoice to the Applicant with instructions on whether an appointment will be required.  Applicants with General Questions about Hydrants & Access related to their project's Clearance Summary Worksheet may schedule a short appointment to discuss the process. 

Additional information about Hydrants & Access related clearances can be found on the LAFD Development Services webpage.

Hydrants & Access Clearances include one or more items shown on the Clearance Summary Worksheet provided by LADBS, including Hydrants and Access around building, Distance to Fire Station, Verification of Oil Well Abandonment, Miscellaneous LAFD Clearance, Private Fire Hydrant (Fire Permit), BOE Tract and Parcel Map Clearance, City Planning "Condition" Clearance Request. 

Applicants may also call 213.482.6543 or email LAFDHydrants@lacity.org for additional information.
Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Metro Office Plan Check Plan Check Unit In Person Counter Services

The following construction permits are eligible for in person counter review:

  • Small architectural tenant improvements (no change of use, no additional area and  no A occupancies).
  • Fire alarm tenant improvements (50 device maximum)
  • Single family solar projects (No battery storage systems)

The following Fire Permits are eligible for in person counter review:

  • Above ground storage tanks (outdoor only)
  • Asbestos abetment  
  • Automatic extinguishing systems (kitchen hoods and spray booths only)
  • Central station signaling
  • Fuel Truck  (motion picture use only)

All in person counter reviews are limited to 20 minutes. If time exceeds you will be asked to submit as a backroom regular. 

Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Van Nuys Office Plan Check Plan Check Unit In Person Counter Services

The following construction permits are eligible for in person counter review:

  • Small architectural tenant improvements (no change of use, no additional area and  no A occupancies).
  • Fire alarm tenant improvements (50 device maximum)
  • Single family solar projects (No battery storage systems)

The following Fire Permits are eligible for in person counter review:

  • Above ground storage tanks (outdoor only)
  • Asbestos abetment  
  • Automatic extinguishing systems (kitchen hoods and spray booths only)
  • Central station signaling
  • Fuel Truck  (motion picture use only)

All in person counter reviews are limited to 20 minutes. If time exceeds you will be asked to submit as a backroom regular. 

Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Metro Office Other Services Hydrants & Access
Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Metro Office Plan Check Hydrants & Access Virtual Counter Services
Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Van Nuys Office Plan Check Hydrants & Access Virtual Counter Services
Los Angeles Fire Department LAFD - Metro Office Other Services General Questions (No Hydrants and Access)

General questions related to LAFD plan review including code related items, application assistance, permitting, and all other general questions related to the plan review process. This service does not actual include plan review nor questions regarding hydrants and access and oil well clearances. (For plan review or hydrants and access please submit an application through inspect.lafd.org.) Additionally you may e-mail general questions to lafd.fdsapplication@lacity.org for assistance.

Department of Cultural Affairs DCA-Department of Cultural Affairs Clearance Summary Worksheet Clearance Single/Multiple Clearance Appointment

Applicants should initiate a Customer Service Request through BOE's Customer Service Portal to discuss questions related to the Clearance Summary Worksheet.

Additional information can be found in BOE's Online Development Services Manual

Department of Cultural Affairs DCA-Department of Cultural Affairs Other Services AGFs (Above Ground Facility)

Applicants should start the Form B - Application for Design Approval of Minor Projects on the DCA website

DCA is responsible for the review of time, place, and manner of AGF installation(s), including standard and non-standard installations. Any non-standard or not previously approved cabinet design, would require approval by the Cultural Affairs Commission. Applicants can get additional information on what gets reviewed and why in the Design Review Workbook

Department of Cultural Affairs DCA-Department of Cultural Affairs Other Services General Questions

Applicants should visit the Cultural Affairs website for additional information or contact DCA Review at dca.review@lacity.org or call (213) 202-5500.

Projects that require review by the Cultural Affairs Commission are related to the design and placement of street light(s) that conform to City standards. This could be related to a B-Permit Project or Capital project. The Bureau of Street Lighting will issue Applicants the application for Cultural Affairs to review. If applicable, customers should upload Attachments A, B, and C as referenced on the Cultural Affairs website

Department of Cultural Affairs DCA-Department of Cultural Affairs Other Services Design Review of Major Development Projects

Applicants can start their application Form A-1 - Application for Design Approval of Minor Projects and review, if applicable, the Architectural Submission Materials Checklist.

The design of any public building, bridge, approach, fence, retaining wall, lamp, lamp post, or other similar structure proposed to be erected by or under the authority of the City upon any land or in any place belonging to or under the control of the City shall be adopted by any Board or Officer having charge, superintendence, or control of the design or construction thereof, unless such design shall have been first submitted to and approved by the Board of Cultural Affairs Commissioners by a majority vote thereof. 

Los Angeles Housing Department LAHD- One-Stop Service Center Clearance Summary Worksheet Tenant Habitability Plan

Applicants can submit an online Tenant Habitability Plan Application from the Los Angeles Housing Department's (LAHD) website. Additional information about the Tenant Habitability Program can be found on the Tenant Habitability Program webpage.

Applicants can email
hcidla.code.thp@lacity.org or call (213) 252-1464 to discuss questions related to obtaining a Tenant Habitability Program (THP) Clearance associated with your LADBS Clearance Summary Worksheet or any questions/issues downloading files or accessing information on the LAHD website.

Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks RAP-221 N. Figueroa St. Suite 400 General/Other General Park Fee Questions Related to LAMC 12.33

Applicants should review the Recreation and Parks "Park Fees" webpage for information. Effective January 11, 2017, the Department of Recreation and Parks (RAP) will be responsible for calculating the required park fees owed by each residential development project, including subdivision projects, pursuant to LAMC 12.33.C.3 and issuing the fee calculation letters to applicants. RAP will also be responsible for calculating the required fees for vested projects that are not subject to a park fee pursuant to LAMC 12.33.C.3 but were subject to the Recreation and Park Fee provisions that were effective prior to January 11, 2017.

An Applicant can contract RAP Park Fee staff at rap.parkfees@lacity.org or (213)-202-2682 if they have a question about one or more of the following topics below:

  • General questions about LAMC 12.33 and how Park Fees are calculated
  • Park Fee Calculation Application Filing Process
  • The Early Consultation Process
  • The Land Dedication Process for park purposes per LAMC 12.33.C.3
  • Recreation Credit Request Process
  • Affordable Housing Exemptions
  • Park Fee Refund Requests

Recreation and Parks Fees are dictated by LAMC 12.33.C.3 (Parks Dedication and Fee Update, Ordinance 184,505) was passed by City Council on September 7, 2016 with an effective date of January 11, 2017. The ordinance requires most residential projects that create new dwelling units or joint living and work quarters to dedicate land or to pay a fee for the purpose of developing park and recreational facilities. Residential projects that propose one or more additional dwelling units will be subject to the new Park Fee unless they meet one of the exceptions listed in LAMC 12.33.C.3 (e.g. certain affordable housing units and secondary dwelling units may be exempt from any requirement to pay a fee).

More information about the RAP Park Fee Program can be found at https://www.laparks.org/planning/park-fees.

Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks RAP-221 N. Figueroa St. Suite 400 Development / Subdivision >50 Units Early Consultation Meeting for Subdivision Map Projects with >50 Units

More information about the RAP Park Fee Program can be found at https://www.laparks.org/planning/park-fees.

RAP Park Fee staff can also be contacted at rap.parkfees@lacity.org or (213)-202-2682.

Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks RAP-221 N. Figueroa St. Suite 400 General/Other Park Fee Payments Drop Off

Information about the RAP Park Fee Program can be found at https://www.laparks.org/planning/park-fees. Applicants can also contact RAP staff via email rap.parkfees@lacity.org or (213)-202-2682 for additional information or questions.

Customers are required to upload their "Park Fee Calculation Letter" provided via email to the Customer prior to dropping off payment. Park Fee payments can only be made with a Cashier's or Certified Check. Park Fee check payments MUST be paid to the Department of Recreation and Parks.

Only one payment per appointment will be accepted. If a customer has multiple payments, each case will need a separate appointment.

Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks RAP-221 N. Figueroa St. Suite 400 Covenant and Agreements Covenant & Agreement Signatures

Applicants will be required to complete, sign and have notarized the Covenant and Agreement document emailed to them by Recreation and Parks (RAP) staff. Applicants are also required to complete the following:

  • Review/edit pre-filled information, including Addresses, Case #, etc.
  • Attach the property's Legal Description (can be obtained from ZIMAS)
  • Have the Covenant signed and notarized

Once the information is complete, Applicants will be required to physically drop-off the Covenant and Agreement, RAP staff will review and sign the Covenant and Agreement, it will be returned to the Applicant via mail or Applicants can pick it up. Applicants will be required to have the Covenant and Agreement and all necessary attachments recorded with the County Recorder (Applicant responsibility, not City function).

Once the Covenant and Agreement has been recorded, Applicants will be required to mail or drop off the original recorded document to 221 N. Figueroa St., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012. LA County will also mail the City this document, but this can take many weeks.

RAP Park Fee staff can also be contacted at rap.parkfees@lacity.org or (213)-202-2682. Additional information about the RAP Park Fee Program can be found at https://www.laparks.org/planning/park-fees.

Los Angeles Department of Recreation and Parks RAP-221 N. Figueroa St. Suite 400 Covenant and Agreements Covenant and Agreement Final Document Drop-Off

Applicants are required to have the Covenant and Agreement and all necessary attachments recorded with the County Recorder (Applicant responsibility, not City function). 

Once the Covenant and Agreement has been recorded, applicants can schedule another appointment to drop off the original recorded document or mail RAP one certified/confirmed copy of the recorded document to 221 N. Figueroa St., Suite 400, Los Angeles, CA 90012. LA County will also mail the City this document, but this can take many weeks.

Once RAP has the received the recorded document (either the original sent by the County or a certified/confirmed copy from you), a calculation letter (physical drop-off of check required) or an invoice (online payment available) will be generated and you will be required to make payment for the project. 

RAP Park Fee staff can also be contacted at rap.parkfees@lacity.org or (213)-202-2682. Additional information about the RAP Park Fee Program can be found at https://www.laparks.org/planning/park-fees.