Building & Planning

Community Development staff at work

Lakewood's Community Development Department provides assistance to business owners, developers and residents through a variety of services.

Find all the resources needed here to help you through the City of Lakewood planning and building process.

Building and Safety - Protects the public health and safety through implementation of the building, plumbing, electrical, green, residential, and mechanical codes by issuing permits and conducting inspections.

Planning and Zoning
 - Plans, coordinates, and monitors growth and development of the city utilizing the General Plan and the Zoning Code. Ensures projects comply with the California Environmental Quality Act and other planning related laws.