Building & Safety

The Building and Safety Department is responsible for reviewing construction/structural plans and building under construction. The department does this to verify code compliance with minimum building and safety standards required by local codes and uniform building codes.

Required Building & Safety Permits

The City of Artesia contracts with the County of Los Angeles for the provision of Building & Safety Services. Click here for the current fee schedule.

Building, Electrical, & Plumbing Permits

A building, electrical, or plumbing permit is required to erect, construct, enlarge, alter, repair, move, improve, remove, connect, convert, demolish, or equip any building, structure, or portion. Examples are:

  • Garages
  • Room additions
  • Swimming pools
  • Workshops or sheds
  • Patio covers or awnings
  • Fences or block walls
  • Storage buildings
  • Retaining walls (over 3 inches)
  • Re-roofing

Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, & Gas Piping Permits

Electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and gas piping permits are required for installation of:

  • Electrical wiring
  • Garbage disposal
  • Dryers
  • Water heaters
  • Sinks
  • Swimming pool piping
  • Air conditioners
  • Lawn sprinklers
  • Water softener
  • Solar
  • Fans

This is necessary to ensure that all buildings meet minimum standard that protects its occupants and neighbors not only in everyday living, but also in case of an emergency or natural disasters.

Permits shall be issued to duly licensed contractors; however, a home owner or his/her relatives can obtain a permit to do the construction or alteration of a one or two family dwelling provided that work will be performed by the homeowner.