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Department of Building and Safety

Business owners frequently interface with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) for building permits and inspections. Staff at LADBS advise, guide and assist customers to achieve compliance with building, zoning, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, disabled access, energy, and green codes and local and state laws to build safe, well, and fast.  




  • Enforces the Los Angeles building code to ensure that buildings are safe for employees and patrons
  • Issues permits that allow building, renovation, repairs and demolition
  • Conducts inspections to ensure construction and renovation work was completed properly and safely


Key programs that LADBS offers business owners include:


Address (please see website for additional field offices):

201/221 N. Figueroa St.

Los Angeles, CA 90012

Department of Building and Safety

(213) 473-3231