Inspecting electrical panel

The Building and Safety division of Community Development schedules inspections for new construction and home and business remodeling.

Lakewood contracts with Los Angeles County Department of Public Works for building inspection services.

Get help with an inspection

Inspectors are available for phone or in-person consultations between 7 and 8 a.m. Monday through Thursday and on open Fridays.

Help with scheduling an inspection is available by phone from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Thursday and on open Fridays. City Hall is closed on alternating Fridays.

To speak to an inspector or schedule an inspection by phone, please call the Building and Safety division at 562-866-9771, extension 2350. 

To request an inspection by email, please send your request to

Inspection requests received by email after hours will be forwarded to Building and Safety the next business day.