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The Building and Safety Division is responsible for the enforcement of City standards governing the construction, alteration and maintenance of buildings and structures.  This includes permits such as building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, energy and accessibility.  Building and Safety also provides services such as plan checking, permit issuance, inspection and administration of abatement programs for substandard and unsafe structures and providing state and local code administration interpretations.

The Division provides quality regulations for structures by pre-plan examination with building designer, formal plan examination and personal field inspection to ensure safety.  The Division ensures adherence to uniform safety and energy standards in the construction, addition or repair of buildings through plans examination and field inspections; provide accurate and prompt information to contractors, architects, engineers and property owners regarding building, energy and safety requirements.  The Division also coordinates building plan check procedures of all City departments; and enforces building codes and requires permits when suspect activities are observed in the field.


Contact Information

Peter Lim, Building Official at plim@lapuente.org

Rose Arguello, Construction Permit Specialist at rarguello@lapuente.org

Jim Jurekovic, Building Inspector at jjurekovic@lapuente.org

Building & Safety Information and Inspection request Line: (626) 855-1542


Obtaining a Building Permit

According to Section 106 of the 2016 County of Los Angeles Building Code and 2016 California Building Code, no person shall erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, connect, convert, demolish or equip any building, structure or portion thereof, or automatic fire protection system regulated by City of Puente Title 9, perform any grading as regulated by Appendix J, or perform landscaping as regulated by Title 8, or cause the same to be done, without first obtaining a separate permit for each building, structure, automatic fire protection system, grading or landscaping from the City Building Division. The same requirements apply to electrical, plumbing and mechanical alterations or installation of n fixtures or other work.

Over the Counter Permits

Permits that do not require plan check, such as water heater change-outs, meter panel upgrades, and re-roofs, may be issued over the counter at the Building Division counter.


Plan Check Submittal & Requirements

Plan Check Requirements: Minor Tenant Improvement and/or Residential Additions

Over the Counter Plan Check: Projects that are small or minor in scope of work and do not require calculations may be reviewed over the counter on a walk-in basis.  Plan checker is available on Mondays & Wednesdays from 1:00 p.m. to 3:00 p.m.

It is our goal to review as many small projects over the counter as possible, however, counter plan checks may not be conducted for projects when project requires additional time and review.

Plan Submittal Application:  Permits requiring plan check are issued after the plans have been reviewed and approved by applicable departments. The required reviews are based on the type of work of your project.


Code In Effect

2013 California Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Residential and Green Building Standards Codes and adopted and amended by Los Angeles County and further amended by the Municipal Code Title 8 & 9.

Permit Applications

Forms

Other

CalRecycle Project Acknowledgement


Permit Activity List

Monthly listing of permit activity in the City.

December 2016

January 2017

February 2017

March 2017

April 2017

May 2017

June 2017

July 2017


Other Useful Contact Information

Los Angeles County Health Department (626) 430-5411

Los Angeles County Fire Prevention Bureau (626) 336-6950

Los Angeles County Sanitation District (562) 699-7411

Los Angeles County Environmental Programs (626) 485-3517

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