Building & Safety Division

Appointments available for certain over-the-counter services  

Appointments can be made using our online appointment system

The office continues to provide online assistance for questions, permit application submittal, and plan reviews by email to

To order a Residential Building Report for sale of residential property

 Download the Building Report Application Form  Once filled out, pay for your report here: 

Email the completed application and receipt of payment to (Note - this is a NEW EMAIL ADDRESS for submittal of Building Report requests). A permit technician will then confirm that the Building Department has received your application and you will receive your report within 3-4 business days.

Plan Check Application Process for Residential New Construction, Additions, and/or Commercial Tenant Improvement

For a new plan check application, the applicant (or applicant’s representative) should submit an email with the details confirming the information that will be submitted, how those documents address the required list of submittal items, and a photo image of the plans stamped by the Planning Division that state “Reviewed for Submittal”. The drawings to be submitted will need to have that Planning Division stamp in order to be accepted. The applicant should be thorough in the information being provided to help streamline the submittal process.

For any questions or to submit the email, please contact the Building Division at:

The list of plan check submittal items can be found at this website:

The Building Division staff will review the electronic information to determine if the project is ready to submit. If there is additional information needed in order to confirm that the project is ready for submittal, the applicant will receive an email explaining the materials needed.

Once plans are deemed ready for submittal by the Building Division, staff will inform the applicant of the fees (City will issue an invoice in order to coordinate online payment) and will schedule a Bin Drop Off time for submitting the plans. Bin Pick Up and Drop Off instructions are noted at the bottom of this page 

Building, Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Permits

For permits, the Building Division will process as much as possible via email. To submit a permit application, the applicant should fill out the required form and submit via email.

For any questions or to submit the email, please contact the Building Division at:

The Building Division staff will notify the applicant if there are any changes or additional information needed. Once a building permit is ready for issue, the Building Division will inform the applicant of the fees (City will issue an invoice in order to coordinate online payment) and will schedule a time for Bin Drop Off of any required hard copies of documents (see drop off instructions at bottom of page). The permit can then be issued. If there are job cards and plans that need to be distributed to the applicant, staff will coordinate the Bin Pick Up (see instructions at bottom of page). If the permit is more basic, staff will email a copy of the approved permit to the applicant to authorize the work to begin, and the Building Division will keep the hard copy on file for the applicant to pick up at a later date when the City Hall offices re-open.

All Building and Safety Division forms, including building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing permit applications, are available at the following link:

Building Inspections

For those inspections that can be done via video conferencing, this is the preferred option. Contractors will need to have the person coordinating the inspection on their mobile device in advance of the scheduled inspection call. During the streamed inspection, the contractor’s representative will walk the inspector through the site, starting with the front of the property showing the construction signage to verify the property.

For any inspections necessary for the inspector to be on site, the City will require the contractor to only have one contact person (ideally the person in charge of the project—who is not experiencing COVID-19 symptoms) in attendance with no other workers in the vicinity, and social distancing of 6’ should be maintained between the contact person at the site and the inspector. Inspectors will have hand sanitizer and follow proper hand sanitization protocol after leaving the inspected site.

To schedule an inspection, contact the automated inspection request line at 310-318-0607.

photo of new construction site sign
Please note that the new City sign is required to be posted on jobsites by October 1, 2019. If you have any questions, please contact our staff.

The Building and Safety Division is comprised of the Chief Building Official and our staff of plan check engineers, inspectors, administrative personnel, and code enforcement officers. The Building and Safety Division's responsibility is the health and safety of the citizens of Redondo Beach and the general public who visit our city. We apply building code standards for many reasons, including public safety, the economic well being of the community, conservation and environmental concerns. At the same time, we endeavor to achieve an excellent level of public service in timeliness, courtesy, and quality. At our public counter you can find detailed and updated information for individual subjects, in the form of brochures and memorandums. Assistance is available to persons with physical disabilities.

On January 1, 2021 we will be enforcing the new 2019 California Building Codes. California building codes can be found online at the California Building Standards Commission website.

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Code Enforcement programs enhance the quality of life in Redondo Beach through the enforcement of the Zoning Ordinance and Building Code.  (NOTE: enforcement of parking regulations and animal control regulations are administered through the Police Department.)

Building & Safety Division

City Hall, Door 2
415 Diamond Street
Redondo Beach, CA 90277
Phone: (310) 318-0636
Fax: (310) 374-4828


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