Building Permits

Inspecting plumbing

The Building and Safety Division of the Community Development Department issues building permits for both new and remodeled home and commercial construction. 

Permits are issued at the Community Development counter at City Hall beginning at 7 a.m. weekdays. 

All building permit applications can be found at the bottom of this page. 

You can email completed permit applications and related documents to MyPlans@lakewoodcity.org for processing the next business day.

Residential Projects

Step 1.Residential projects that begin with permitting

  • Bathroom and kitchen upgrades, non-structural
  • Electrical
  • Mechanical (heating, exhaust fans, etc.)
  • Plumbing
  • Re-roofing
  • Sewer

Step 2.Contact Building & Planning with questions

Permit applications are listed at right.

Call 562-866-9771, extension 2350

Planning approval and/or Building Plan Check approval may be required prior to submitting a construction permit application.

Step 3.Submit your permit application 

Email to myplans@lakewoodcity.org

or

Visit the Building and Safety counter at Lakewood City Hall.

Commercial Projects

Step 1.Commercial projects that begin with permitting

  • Re-roofing

Step 2.Contact Building with questions

Permit applications are available at right.

Call 562-866-9771, extension 2350

Planning approval and/or Building Plan Check approval may be required prior to submitting a construction permit application.

Step 3.Submit your permit application 

Email to myplans@lakewoodcity.org

or

Visit the Building and Safety counter at Lakewood City Hall.