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Online Permits - No Plan Check Required

*Please refer to "Online Permits - No Plan Check Required" handout.

Please note only a Property Owner or State of California Licensed contractor can obtain a building permit.  If the project is in a condominium building, a letter of authorization signed by the HOA president or board member is required and shall be emailed with the permit application.

Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing (MEP) applications must submit a completed MEP Plan Checklist.

How to Submit

  1. Complete the appropriate permit application. Incomplete applications will result in project delays.
  2. Email completed application(s) to building@weho.org.  If the contractor is pulling the permit, please include a copy of the contractor's pocket card with the email.
  3. City Staff will process the application and create a permit number.  Please allow for a minimum of two (2) business day for your application to be reviewed.  If there are questions or missing items from your application, you will receive a “Permit Application Corrections Request” e-mail with instructions on the changes requested and how to resubmit.
  4. Once processed, City staff will email the permit fee invoice and payment processing information back to the applicant. Please indicate the invoice number on the payment receipt. 
  5. Once the payment has been made, please email a copy of your financial institution’s receipt with the invoice and permit number to FinanceRevenue@weho.org and building@weho.org.
  6. Once payment has been received, the permit will be emailed back to the applicant.

Permits - Plan Check Required

*Please refer to "Online Permits - No Plan Check Required" to verify if your project will require plan check.  For all new construction, non-residential projects, and residential additions of 500 sq.ft. or more or additions of a new story please refer to the "WeHo e-Plan Check Program" page.

Planning approval is required prior to submitting to Building and Safety.  Please contact the Planning Department at Planning@weho.org.

Please note permits can only be obtained by a Property Owner or State of California Licensed contractor.  If the project is in condominium building, a letter of authorization signed by the HOA president or board is required.

How to Submit

  1. Complete the appropriate permit application. Incomplete applications will result in project delays.
  2. Email completed application(s) to building@weho.org.  If the contractor is pulling the permit, please include a copy of the contractor's pocket card with the email.
  3. Email the application and “stamped” Planning approved plans, along with all applicable documents to building@weho.org. If the contractor is pulling the permit, please include a copy of the contractor's pocket card with the email.  Please allow for a minimum of two (2) business day for your application to be reviewed.  If there are questions or missing items from your application, you will receive a “Permit Application Corrections Request” e-mail with instructions on the changes requested and how to resubmit.
  4. Once processed, City staff will email the plan check fee invoice and payment processing information back to the applicant. Please indicate the invoice number on the payment receipt. 
  5. The applicant will then upload plans to a cloud based drive (i.e. OneDrive, DropBox, Google Drive, etc.) along with all applicable documents (i.e. structural calculations, soils report, specifications, etc.) and provide a link to your files via email to building@weho.org.
  6. Once payment has been processed and the submittal has been verified to be complete, your project will be assigned to a plan checker and the review process will begin.  If the submittal is incomplete, a follow-up email will be sent back to the applicant of record with instructions on how to provide the missing information and/or make the necessary adjustments to their submittal. 
  7. Once plans have been approved by a Building Plan checker, Permit staff will confirm permit fees are paid and issue building permit.