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City of La Palma
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA 90623
Ph: (714) 690-3300
Fx: (714) 523-2141
Building & Safety
Building Inspector/Official

La Palma City Hall Community Development Department
7822 Walker Street
La Palma, CA  90623

Ph: (714) 690-3340
Fx: (714) 523-2141

7:30 a.m. - 12:00 noon
Appoinment Only:
1:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.

Monday - Thursday

The Building & Safety Division provides plan checking, permit issuance, building inspection, and other building and construction related services. This Division is responsible for the development and enforcement of minimum standards for the safeguarding of life, health, property and public welfare through the regulation of the design, construction, quality of materials, and use of all buildings and structures within the City.

Responsibilities include but are not limited to the following:

    -Counter Handouts/Guides 
    -Pre-con consultation 
    -Building Inspections 
    -WQMP BMP’s 
    -Stop/Correct Work Notices 
    -Certificate of Occupancies 
    -Remittance and Reporting

Building Code

The City of La Palma has adopted the 2013 California Building Standards Codes, including the 2013 California Fire Code, all as amended locally. The City’s local amendments can be viewed within Ordinances 2013-05 (fire) and 2013-04 (building) which have not been codified in the Municipal Code.

The Building & Safety Fee Schedule adopted by the La Palma City Council for the 2016-2017 Fiscal Year lists all current Building & Safety fees. 

Plan Check

The City of La Palma contracts for Building and Safety Services with Charles Abbott and Associates. Almost all improvement plans will require plan check prior to permit issuance. Three sets of plans and a plan check fee are required to initiate the plan check process. Some improvement plans may require Fire and/or Health review and approval. In this case, additional plans will need to be submitted directly to the Orange County Fire Authority (OCFA) and/or the Orange County Health Care Agency (OCHCA) with their respective plan check fees.