Building and Safety Division


I. Mission Statement:

The City of La Puente has adopted the Los Angeles County Building Code based on the 2010 (CBC) California Building Code, title 24 Code of Regulations effective *January 1, 2011. All building plans and specifications must comply with all codes in effect including municipal codes as adopted by the City of La Puente on effective dates of adoption.

The Building Division is committed to serving the citizens of La Puente by enforcing and administering all of the various codes regulating construction, use and occupancy of all buildings and structures in the community; to assure the safety and health of the public; provide courteous service through the entire construction process; examine all plans to assure building integrity, durability and code compliance; to cooperate with owners and contractors with local project needs; to provide professional and experienced inspection services; and to assure that the most current technologies and materials are incorporated into all new buildings and structures in the community.

II. Functions:

  • Building division processes permit applications
  • Plan check construction drawings for code compliance with adopted building codes
  • Provide professional, experienced field inspections
  • Provide general and technical information to the public regarding construction projects

III. Staff & Hours of Operation:

  • Building Dept. Plan Check & Permitting Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am - 4:30pm
  • Questions for plan check and applicable code can be answered by calling 626-855-1542.
  • Jim Guerra - Building Official
  • Rose Arguello - Permit Technician
  • Art Orozco - Building Inspector

IV. Inspection Request:

  • Inspection Hotline: 626-855-1541
  • All inspection requests must be made 1 day prior before 4:30pm. All requests must include the permit number, inspection type and requesting party's name and callback number.
  • Building inspection services will be provided Monday through Friday 9:00am to 3:00pm. Inspections will be provided on a first come, first served basis. Special time frames can be requested by contacting the inspectors directly prior to 9:00am the day of the inspection (626-855-1541).

V. Adobe Acrobat Permits:

Building permit application - 5 copies
Electrical permit application - 5 copies
Plumbing permit application - 5 copies
Mechanical permit application - 5 copies
Sewer permit application - 5 copies

VI. Adobe Acrobat Handouts/Standards: (updated 2009 forms not found here are available at City Hall)



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