Building and Safety




New Building and Safety Department Fees  (Effective January 1, 2018)
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Building & Safety Department                                    Department Hours: 
1415 Santa Anita Avenue                                     Monday - Thursday  
South El Monte, CA 91733                                     7:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Phone: (626) 579-6540                                    Closed on Major Holidays  


Permit Technician              Ext.                 Email:  
Laura Lozano, Permit Technician               3246        

Senior Building Inspector                                           Hours:      
Jerry Maiques          Monday - Thursday    
Phone: (626) 579-6540 Ext.3225 
Office Hours:
8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m.
12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Field Inspections:
9:00 a.m. -12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  
  ​Closed on Major Holidays      


The Building and Safety Division  of the City of South El Monte  reviews detailed plans to ensure that the mandate of the State of California Health and Safety Code are in compliance in order to facilitate development within the City. The responsibility of the division is to ensure that the building standards are implemented to streamline the review process to obtain the necessary permits.

The Building and Safety Division also serves as the contact point for permits and inspections. There are other departments/divisions involved in the process project. Building and Safety staff is here to assist with the processing of projects through the building process. Once the reviews and approvals are obtained, construction permit(s) can be obtained to commence construction on a proposed project. The goal of the Division is to provide effective service to residents, developers, property owners, and to provide answers to frequently asked questions about the development process.

The Building and Safety Division has provided forms and other documents available here in the "Form and applications"  links on this web page.  Please feel free to contact us with any questions.

Enforced Code:


2016 California Building Code
2016 California Residential Code
2016 California Plumbing Code
2016 California Mechanical Code
2016 California Electric Code
2016 California Green Building Standards Codes (Cal Green)
2016 California Energy Code
2016 California Energy Efficiency Standards 
2017 LA County Amendments 

Permit Applications  




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For additional information, visit the California Contractors State License Board