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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
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: There are no on-line permit forms at this time.
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 Recylcing Form - See downloadable forms.
The Building Department is located at City Hall. 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. to issue permits, submit plans for plan check, request inspections and answer questions.
City Hall is closed every other Friday, beginning May 6, 2011.
The building inspector(s) are available for phone or counter consultation from 7:30 a.m. to 9:00 a.m. All inspections must be requested 24 hours prior. The Plan Check Engineer is available for counter consultation 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 and the Extension provided below:
- Lorna Lawrence, Building Permit Clerk Ext. 7560
- Mike Nosrat, Building Plan Check Engineer Ext. 7366
- Tom Milton, Senior Building Inspector Ext. 7365
The City of Santa Fe Springs currently uses the following Building Codes:
2011 County of Los Angeles Building Code
2011 County of Los Angeles Residential Code
2011 County of Los Angeles Plumbing Code
2011 County of Los Angeles Mechanical Code
2011 County of Los Angeles Electrical Code
These Codes are based on 2010 California Building Codes
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/