A permit will be issued to:
- A property owner, for work on single family or duplex buildings, provided that the owner lives in one of the units.
- A licensed contractor.
- A non-resident property owner of a single family or commercial property if the value of the work does not exceed 10% of the building's value in any 12-month period.
When a permit is taken out, the signature and identity of the applicant must be verified. A California Driver's License, State of California Identification Card, or other positive identification will meet this requirement.
Contractors working in the City of Los Alamitos are required to have a Los Alamitos Business License.
If a contractor has employees, a Certificate of Workers' Compensation Insurance must be on file with the Development Services Department. Contractors working alone may waive this requirement, but must show a pocket copy of their State Contractors License.