Building & Safety Department

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Building Permit Application Submittals:

All Building Permit Applications (Residential or Commercial) must be submitted through the Online Permit Portal.

Please see the Online Permit Portal for submittal instructions.

The permit counter is available for questions, Monday through Thursday from 7:30 am to 3:30 pm. Outside of these hours please call 626-242-1666 to schedule an appointment or send an email to customercare@soelmonte.org to reach Customer Care. 

Building Inspections 

Days: Monday, Wednesday & Thursday

Office Hours: 8:00 am to 9:00 am  /12:00 pm to 1:00 pm 

Inspection Hours: 9:00 am to 12:00 pm  / 2:00 pm to 3:00 pm

*Building Inspections require a 24 hour notice. Inspections for Mondays must be made the Thursday prior. To schedule an inspection appointment, please call (626) 579-6540. ext. 3275. 

The Online Permit Portal inspection scheduler is currently down. Please contact Melissa Silva at 626-652-3144 or Renee Reyes at 626-652-3175

The Building and Safety Division is responsible for the enforcement of building standards to safeguard the following welfare to all building and structures through proper compliance with all provisions of the latest adopted Building Code:

  • Health
  • Life
  • Property
  • Public welfare
  • Safety

Duties

Other duties include:

  • Maintain a history of permit records for properties within the City
  • Provide direction to the general public and construction professionals as it relates to new building regulations and methods
  • Review of construction plans for compliance with the latest adopted California Building Code, City ordinances, state and federal laws

Adopted State Legislation AB 3002

Effective January 1, 2019, newly adopted state legislation AB 3002 shall apply to commercial applications.

This bill would additionally require the local jurisdiction issuing building permits for commercial construction or business licenses to make available a notice containing specified information regarding disability access. The bill would also require a local agency to provide the informational notice to an applicant for a commercial building permit or a business license.

Code Requirement & Project Applicability Resources

The following resources shall assist with code requirements and project applicability: