Los Angeles County Public Works Building & Safety EPIC-LA Help Page

For general questions about obtaining permits for private property such as building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, or grading, contact the Building and Safety office that services your property. Find your respective B&S office by selecting the "Service Locator" link below. For specific questions about a permit or plan check application, have your permit number ready.

Service Locator: https://pw.lacounty.gov/general/servicelocator

  • Search your address and click "Find Services" and allow the pop up window.
  • If your property is serviced by a LA County B&S office, your respective B&S office location/contact info will be shown.
  • Otherwise, the jurisdiction/contact info that services your property will be shown.

Public Works (FAQ): https://www.pw.lacounty.gov/general/faq
Hours of Operation (by field office): Monday - Thursday: 7:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Department Website: https://pw.lacounty.gov/building-and-safety
For Plan Check/Permit status, please contact the user assigned to your application by opening your case(s) and clicking the link next to "Assigned To" field.
For Inspection requests: please log into your EPIC-LA account, select the permit(s) associated to the permitted work, and request for an inspection online. You will receive a confirmation email once your request is confirmed by an inspector.
For technical assistance with Building & Safety cases, email: BSD-ITSupport@dpw.lacounty.gov

Building Permit Guides:

  • How to Register for an EPIC-LA Account
  • How to Apply for a Permit (General Guide)
  • How to Apply for 'Simple' MECH, ELEC, PLMB Permits
  • How to Apply for a Solar Permit
  • How to Apply for a Residential Express Permit
  • How to Apply for a Grading Permit
  • How to Apply for a Landscape Water Efficiency Permit
  • Adding a Location to Your Application
  • Paying for an Invoice
  • How to Download and Upload Files for Building & Safety Permit Cases
  • How to Upload Reporting of Grading Activity (RGA)
  • How to Email Your Plan Checker Directly
  • Adding A Contact to an Existing Case
  • How to Request an Inspection
  • How to Review Results of an Inspection

Permit Process:

  • Building & Safety Permit Road Map on EPIC LA (General)
  • Building & Safety Permit Road Map on EPIC LA (Roof Mount Residential Solar)
  • Building & Safety Permit Road Map on EPIC LA (Grading)

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