Building

The Building Department is responsible for compliance with the City adopted Los Angeles County Building Codes in all RESIDENTIAL, INDUSTRIAL, and COMMERCIAL buildings and other structures within the City for all:

  • New Construction
  • Remodeling or Tenant Improvements
  • Conversions, Alterations or Repairs
  • Demolition

Adherence to the Building Code ensures that each project meets a minimum set of safety standards preserving the value and integrity of the homes, buildings and structures. Appropriate permits must be obtained prior to the start of any project and are subject to applicable fees and inspections.   Please note: Permit applications may be downloaded for your use.  Please visit the Building Handouts page to download permit applications.  

If you would like to research permits that have been issued commencing from September 2009 to present for properties located within the City of Santa Fe Springs please visit: http://www.dpw.lacounty.gov/bsd/bpv/.  For permits issued prior to September 2009 you may visit the Building Department, during public counter hours, to research property permit files. 

According to City Ordinance No. 914, you will be required to identify materials that will be reused, recycled, or disposed of - the required goal is to reuse or recycle at least 75% of project waste.  There is a Construction and Demolition Recycling Form that must be approved prior to permit issuance. - Click here to download recycling forms.

Visit the Building Department located inside City Hall for permits, to submit plans for plan check, request inspections and answer questions.
  

Please note: The Building Dept. public counter is open between 7:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.

City Hall is closed every other Friday.


The building inspector(s) are available for phone or counter consultations from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. All inspection requests may be requested up to 48 hours in advance.
The Plan Check Engineer is available for counter consultations from 8:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. and plan reviews only by appointment. Additionally, you may contact the Building Department staff by calling City Hall at (562) 868-0511 ext. 7560 or the extensions provided below:

The City of Santa Fe Springs currently uses the following Building Codes:

  • 2017 County of Los Angeles Building Code based on 2015 California Building Code, with the exception of Chapters 94, 95 and 96 therein.
  • 2017 County of Los Angeles Residential Code based on 2015 California Residential Code
  • 2017 County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code based on 2015 California Plumbing Code
  • 2017 County of Los Angeles Mechanical Code based on 2015 California Mechanical Code
  • 2017 County of Los Angeles Electrical Code based on 2015 California Electrical Code
  • 2016 California Green Code
  • 2016 California Building Energy Efficiency Standards

Important links:

Information about licensed contractors may be obtained by contacting the Contractors’ State License Board at 1020 N Street, Sacramento, CA 95814. or the website: http://www.cslb.ca.gov/