Building and Safety



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                         3246                

Senior Building Inspector            Ext.                         Email: 
Jerry Maiques                3225               

Building Inspector  Days & Hours:                      Monday, Wednesday, & Thursday 
Office Hours                       8:00 a.m. - 9:00 a.m. & 12:00 p.m. - 1:00 p.m. 
Field Inspection Hours                      9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. & 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.  

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 

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