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The City of West Hollywood has proclaimed a local emergency in response to the coronavirus (COVID-19). The City of West Hollywood's City Hall and City facilities are currently closed to the public and staff members are working from off-site to ensure continuity of operations.
While City facilities are closed, the Division will be accessible via email at email@example.com and will provide limited online services. Please refer to Building and Safety's Online Services page for more information regarding online permit submittals. Due to the volume of messages, there will be a delay in responding.
Information regarding physical plan resubmittal and pick up will provided at a later time. Please continue to visit this page for updates.
Thank you in advance for your patience and understanding during this time.
CORONAVIRUS UPDATE RE: CONSTRUCTION
In compliance with the California Governor's Executive Order N-33-20 issued on March 19, 2020, and the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health “Safer At Home” Order revised on March 21, 2020, all construction of commercial, office and institutional buildings, and residential housing is allowed. In addition, maintenance services provided by plumbers, electricians, exterminators, custodial/janitorial workers, handyman services, moving services, HVAC installers, carpenters, landscape and construction workers, and other service providers who provide services that are necessary to maintaining the safety, sanitation, and essential operation of construction sites and projects and housing are allowed to operate.
Information regarding both orders can be obtained from the links below:
COVID-19 CONSTRUCTION GUIDELINES
While essential construction is permitted under the State and Los Angeles County “Safer at Home” orders, it is vitally important that all construction projects in the City of West Hollywood (City) operate in accordance with social distancing and hygiene requirements.
COVID-19 Construction guidelines can be found here.
The Building & Safety Division provides and is responsible for the enforcement of the building, electrical, plumbing, mechanical codes, and certain municipal codes as adopted by the City Council. The Division is also responsible for enforcement of the California State accessibility regulations and energy conservation regulations. The Division reviews and processes permit applications, plan check applications, calculations, geo-technical reports, and other related documents, and performs inspections of all construction projects. These services are provided directly to the community using a variety of methods including a public counter, web-site, phones, mail, e-mail, and extensive field site visits.
Our Building Official is Ben Galan.
IMPORTANT TO NOTE:
Plan Check Expirations – Per CBC, Section 106.4.1, when no permit is issued within one year following the date of the application thereof, the application shall automatically expire.
Permit Expirations – Per CBC, Section 106.5.4, every permit issued by the Building Official under the provisions of the Code shall expire by limitation and become void, if the building or work authorized by such permit is not commenced within 180 days from the date of such permit, or the building or work authorized by such permit is suspended or abandoned for a period of 180 days, or the permittee fails to obtain inspection as required by the provisions of Section 108 of this Code for a period of 180 days.
For other inquiries please visit our "Frequently Asked Questions" or contact us at 323-848-6320.
- Plan Submittals and Handout Guides
Following are guides to assist you with submittals. Depending on your project, other City and County agencies may require review and approval. For more information not found in our Frequently asked Questions, please contact us at 323-848-6320.
- Construction Hours Calendar [PDF]
IMPORTANT TO NOTE: Per West Hollywood’s Executive Order issued May 18, 2020, construction hours have been limited during the COVID-19 local emergency. NEW CONSTRUCTION HOURS ARE 8:00AM-5:00PM. Violators are subject to a STOP-WORK ORDER.
- Contractor's License Board
If you are considering hiring a contractor to remodel, repair or upgrade your home and landscape, the following link can help you to select a contractor who is licensed and in good standing which may avoid home improvement problems.
- Solar West Hollywood
To further promote the use of renewable energy, the City of West Hollywood has adopted a streamlined process to expedite the approval and installation of small residential rooftop solar systems. Planning & Development Services has provided the following information as a guide to our constituents. For any questions regarding Solar West Hollywood, please contact us at (323) 848-6320.
- WeHo Seismic Retrofit Program
Information regarding West Hollywood's upcoming Seismic Retrofit Program can be found here.
- Green Building Program
West Hollywood adopted one of the nation's first mandatory green building programs and it became effective on October 1, 2007. The program ensures that new buildings will be healthier for residents, and use energy and resources more efficiently.
- New Los Angeles County Fire Department Fees
During the 2016 Code cycle, the Los Angeles County Fire Department has updated their schedule of fees. These fees are assessed and paid to the County. Additional information can be obtained from the attached flyer.
- Frequently Asked Questions