About Building & Safety

Introduction to Building and Safety Division

Los Angeles County Building and Safety, managed by LA County Public Works, has been providing services to ensure safe building design, construction, approval of completed building projects and providing code enforcement since the adoption of County building codes and standards in March 1933.

Building services are provided to unincorporated communities at the Public Works headquarters, at one of the 11 Building and Safety District Offices serving unincorporated communities and at the 14 Contract City Offices serving incorporated cities. These offices are staffed by highly professional, knowledgeable and customer service-oriented staff.

Building and Safety provides building permits, review and monitoring of the design, construction, installation, demolition, and maintenance of privately-owned buildings and structures through the enforcement of the County’s building codes and regulations.

Mission, Vision, and Values

  • Mission

    Building and Safety safeguards the community we serve and helps preserve public health, safety, and welfare through effective application of building laws and regulations.

  • Vision

    Building and Safety excels at helping people navigate the building process through highly professional, knowledgeable and customer service-oriented staff.

  • Values

    Public Safety, Sustainability, Customer Service, Professionalism, Teamwork, Integrity, Accountability, and Transparency.

Locations


Contacts


Headquarters

Los Angeles County Public Works
Building and Safety Division – 3rd Floor

900 S. Fremont Avenue
Alhambra, CA 91803

Business Hours
7 a.m. – 5 p.m. (M-Th)
Over-the-Counter Plan Review Hours
7 a.m. – 11 a.m. (M-Th)

Section Contacts

  • Building Plan Check: (626) 458-3173

    This Section is responsible for the administration and supervision of the: permit application/building plan review processes; Building plan check engineers; hearings conducted by the Building Board of Appeals; and compliance with the Building Codes and applicable Federal, State, and County laws and regulations for all buildings and structures within the unincorporated County and 14 Contract Cities.

  • Capital Projects: (626) 458-3173

    This Section is responsible for the administration and supervision of plan check and inspection services for all County-owned and operated facilities to ensure compliance with the applicable Federal, State and County Building Codes, laws and regulations.

  • Electrical: (626) 458-3180

    This Section is responsible for the administration and supervision of the: electrical plan review processes; Electrical plan check engineers; and compliance with the Electrical Code and applicable Federal, State, and County laws and regulations for all electrical systems and equipment installed within the unincorporated County and 14 Contract Cities.

  • Grading and Drainage: (626) 458-6390

    This Section is responsible for the administration and supervision of the grading/drainage/erosion control plan review processes; Grading and Drainage plan check engineers; and compliance with the grading and drainage provisions of the Building Code and applicable Federal, State, and County laws and regulations for all grading, drainage and erosion control projects within the unincorporated County and 14 Contract Cities.

  • Information Technology and Web Support: (626) 458-6371

    This Section is responsible for the development, training, maintenance, and management of Building and Safety Division’s: website; electronic permitting/plan review system (EPIC-LA); digital records; and coordination with other County technologies.

  • Management and Field Support: (626) 458-6388

    This Section is responsible for the internal operation of Building and Safety Division regarding: coordination of facility maintenance and improvement projects; assessing staffing needs; procurement of equipment and supplies; and managing the budget.

  • Mechanical/Plumbing: (626) 458-3182

    This Section is responsible for the administration and supervision of the: mechanical/plumbing plan review processes; Mechanical and Plumbing plan check engineers; and compliance with the Mechanical/Plumbing Codes and applicable Federal, State, and County laws and regulations for all mechanical and plumbing systems and equipment installed within the unincorporated County and 14 Contract Cities.

  • Research: (626) 458-3170

    This Section is responsible for the administration and supervision of: approving alternate materials and code modification requests; Code adoption; legislative review and comment; policy and procedure development; hearings conducted by the Accessibility Appeals Board; code interpretation; coordination of the CASp program; coordination of the Special Inspection program; the liaison to Department of Regional Planning; Division Safety coordinator; and Grants coordinator.

  • Property Rehabilitation / Code Enforcement: (626) 458-3193

    This Section is responsible for the administration and supervision of the: Property Rehabilitation program regarding substandard, unsightly, buildings and properties; hearings conducted by the Building Rehabilitation Appeals Board; and District Office code enforcement and Nuisance Abatement Team (NAT) code enforcement regarding unpermitted grading and construction within the unincorporated County.

Building and Safety Managers


Administrative Managers

  • Hassan Alameddine: Assistant Deputy Director
  • Juan Madrigal: Assistant Superintendent of Building
  • Kit Bagnell: Assistant Superintendent of Building
  • Fady Khalil: Assistant Superintendent of Building

Section Managers

  • Clint Lee: Building Plan Check/Management Field Support
  • Joshua Hussey: Capital Projects/Public Counter
  • Mostafa Kashe: Electrical
  • Kaveh Razavi: Mechanical/Plumbing
  • Lisa Naslund: Drainage and Grading
  • Kristin Norman: Research
  • Faye Mokri: IT Development
  • Yosh Morisaku: Property Rehabilitation/Code Enforcement

Field Office Managers

  • Roy Itani: Southwest, Lawndale* Offices
  • Randall Sancho: South Whittier, La Mirada*, Santa Fe Springs* Offices
  • Steve Lam: East Los Angeles Office
  • Zaim Khayat: Calabasas, Universal,Westlake Village* Offices
  • Ciara Barnett: San Gabriel Valley Office
  • Mohamad Elasaad: Antelope Valley Office
  • Jim Shih: Artesia*, Cerritos*, Lakewood* Offices
  • Jessica Bunker: Santa Clarita, La Canada Flintridge* Offices
  • Michael Dorta: Carson, Lomita, Carson*, Rolling Hills Estates*, Rolling Hills* Offices
  • Jonathan Lam: La Puente, Irwindale*, Industry* Offices
* Contract City Offices