Department of Building and Safety
Department of Building and Safety

The Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) provides permitting, plan check, inspection, and code enforcement services for residential and commercial buildings in the City of Los Angeles.

Business owners frequently interface with the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) for building permits and inspections. Staff at LADBS advise, guide and assist customers to achieve compliance with building, zoning, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, disabled access, energy, and green codes and local and state laws to build safe, well, and fast.  




  • Enforces the Los Angeles building code to ensure that buildings are safe for employees and patrons
  • Issues permits that allow building, renovation, repairs and demolition
  • Conducts inspections to ensure construction and renovation work was completed properly and safely


Key programs that LADBS offers business owners include:


Address (please see website for additional field offices):

201/221 N. Figueroa St.
Los Angeles, CA 90012
(213) 473-3231