Building Permits

Lakewood City Hall is currently open for in-person assistance. To help ensure the safety of our visitors and employees, we encourage the use of our online services to obtain building permits.  All building permit applications can be found at the bottom of this page.  All completed permit applications and related documents should be emailed to  Your email forwarded to Building and Safety for processing the next business day.

If you have any questions about obtaining a building permit, please contact Building and Safety at 562-866-9771 x2350 between 7:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. on normal business days.

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. City Hall is closed on alternating Fridays (see calendar).
  • Building inspectors are available between 7 and 8:30 a.m. City Hall is closed on alternating Fridays (see calendar).
  • You can reach the Building and Safety division at 562-866-9771, extension 2350.

If your project requires your design to be checked by the Community Development Department, you may need to start with the floor plan of your house. You can view this collection of original floor plans, although not comprehensive, to help you begin the process of drawing an accurate plan. Your remodeling design plan should be based on actual current measurements.

Before applying for a permit, make a rough plan of your project. The rough plan should include the dimensions of your lot, the size of your house, and the location of your planned addition. Planning staff will review this plan before you submit formal plans for plan checking by the city's Building and Safety division. To speak to a planner, please call 562-866-9771, extension 2341.