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2-Building & Safety Division
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The Building & Safety Division is responsible for building and safety standards for all construction in the City. It is charged with safeguarding life or limb, health, property, and public welfare. This is accomplished by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures and certain equipment through the enforcement of the California Building Code (CBC). The Building & Safety Division provides enforcement through building permits, plan review, and field inspections of new building construction and building alterations or renovations.

The CBC regulates all construction activity within Hawaiian Gardens and regulates building, fire, mechanical, plumbing, green building, and electrical construction codes. The CBC requires that no building or structure shall be built, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved upon, converted or demolished without first obtaining a separate building permit for each building or structure.

Building Inspections and Assistance

Building Inspections are conducted on Tuesday and Thursday between 1:00 p.m. and 4:00 p.m. and Wednesday 10:00 a.m. to 2:00 pm. Please note, inspections are not conducted in any specific order or time unless prior arrangements are made with the Building Inspector. Requests for inspections must be made at least twenty-four (24) hours in advance of the inspection date by calling (562) 420-2641 extension 224.

Minor Building Plan Checks may be done over the counter, by appointment only by calling (562) 420-2641 ext. 224

Public Office Hours-By Appointment Only:

Tuesday & Thursday: 8:00 am to 11:00 am
Wednesday: 2:00 pm to 5:00 pm

Note: All financial transactions must be complete by 4:45 p.m.

Building & Safety Division Resources:


-Accessibility Information Bulletins

-Construction Information Bulletins

-Electrical Information Bulletins

-Fire Information Bulletins


Fees for a proposed project will depend on the size and complexity of the project, and are calculated using the Los Angeles County current fee and multiplied by the following factors:

-Internet Links for Building