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About the Division

The Building and Safety Division is established pursuant to the mandate of California Health and Safety Code to facilitate the city's development in a fashion that offers reasonable protection to lives and properties. This objective is achieved through implementation of the mandatory minimum building standards in the permit and inspection process. The Building and Safety Division strives provide efficient and effective processing of development projects through the City's One-Stop Building Permit Center.

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Division Resources

The Building Division serves as a contact point for the permit and inspection process, which involves several other departments and agencies. You may contact those departments for specific matters within their jurisdictions. From our Resource Central you can quickly access forms and other construction resources.

Effective Immediately:  To ensure efficient and effective service, the Building Division is no longer accepting applications via email.

One Stop Building Permit Center 

The City of Monterey Park's One Stop Building Permit Center is a single place for applicants to submit building permits, plans and coordinate their construction projects. 

Before accessing the One Stop Building Permit Center please review the Step by Step Building Permit Guide.   

You can access the One Stop Building Permit Center through the following link:   


The 2022 California Building Standards Code took effect on January 1, 2023.

Did You Know?

As of January 1, 2014, there is a requirement to install water conserving plumbing fixtures when a permit is pulled for an improvement or addition. Please read the SB 407 Packet for more information.

Electric Vehicles and Electric Vehicle Service Equipment (EVSE)

On-line Plan Review Status, Inspection Tracking, and Records

Citizen Access is the City’s online portal service to help you track a plan check review, request or cancel inspections, view inspection results, and view records from October 1997 to current. Records before October 1997 may be viewed during business hours at the Building and Safety Counter.

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