What types of permits can I apply for?

Construction permits are documents obtained through the Development Services Department's Building and Safety Division, which authorizes the start of construction or remodeling of a building in the City of Los Alamitos.

There are 5 common types of permits:

  • Building Permit: is required to construct or modify a building or structure.
  • Electrical Permit: is required to install or modify an electrical system.
  • Plumbing Permit: is required to install or modify a plumbing system.
  • Mechanical Permit: is required to install or modify heating, ventilation, refrigeration, air conditioning and other related systems.
  • Block Wall Permit: is required for any wall over 42 inches high or retaining wall over thirty inches high.

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1. When is a permit needed?
2. What types of permits can I apply for?
3. How can I apply for a permit?
4. Who can obtain a construction permit?
5. What are the Building Permit Fees?
6. What are the Building Plan Check Fees?
7. How many sets of plans do I submit?
8. What size plan page can I submit?
9. Can I download a permit application?
10. What is your plan check turnaround time?
11. Can I submit for plan check or check plan status online?
12. Can I check submittal status via email?
13. What are your design criteria?
14. What building codes are you using?
15. Does the City require an authorization letter?
16. Do contractors need a business license?
17. Do I need Title 24 energy calculations?