Many City departments and other agencies enforce requirements affecting construction projects. Listed below are some of the most common. Apply for clearances concurrently to avoid potential delays. We appreciate your comments, please send suggestions for future updates of these guidelines and/or any other construction subject. Postcards are available at the public counter for this purpose.
Building Division, (310) 318-0636 -- provides construction information listed below; submit completed plans here (include surveys, engineering calculations and soil reports) for plan checking, approvals in concept, permit processing, and inspections of new construction, additions, alterations, etc.
Planning Division, (310) 318-0637 -- provides information regarding requirements for allowed uses, height restrictions, yards, density, parking, architectural treatments, historic preservation, etc.; processes variance, conditional uses permits, subdivisions, etc.
Engineering Division, (310) 318-0661 -- oversees street improvements, sewer connections, bonds, drainage plans, materials in the public way, etc.
Fire Department, (310) 318-0663 -- reviews plans for Fire Code items, fire sprinkler permits, hazardous materials, etc.
Harbor Department, (310) 318-0603 -- reviews and inspects all projects within the Harbor district.
City Treasurer, (310) 318-0603 -- issues business licenses required for contractors, sub-contractors, and others associated with the project.
School District, (310) 379-5449 -- determines school fees to be paid prior to permit issuance (based on footage added).
REDONDO BEACH MUNICIPAL ORDINANCES (copies available at the City Clerk's Office)
Ord. 2010 -- Residential property report (required before sales)
Ord. 2306 -- Minimum fire resistive construction, King Harbor
Ord. 2476 -- Required undergrounding of utility service wires
Ord. 2512 -- Flood Damage Prevention (maps at Building Division)
Ord. 2565 -- Roof Covering (fire ratings for residential buildings)
Ord. 2606 -- Abandoned Buildings
Ord. 2769 -- Fire sprinklers for all occupancies (revised)
INFORMATION available at the Public Counter include:
Information Sheets: operating procedures, building height verification, general building information, demolition, business/service hours, materials storage on public way, disabled access illustrations
Maps: abandoned oil wells, flood hazard areas, county assessor books with city assigned addresses, general plan
Compliance to some County and State regulations is required prior to our approval of a project. For information contact:
County Health Department, (310) 665-5300 (permits for food establishments, restaurants, markets, warehouses), (213) 881-4160 (public pools), (213) 881-4015 (environmental health), (213) 744-3244 (management of radiation producing equipment including medical office devices).
County Fire Department, (213) 744-3223 (hazardous materials)
South Coast Air Quality Management District, (909) 396-2336 or (909) 396-2327 -- Notifying, reporting, removing, handling, labeling, storing and disposing of asbestos containing material; permits for uses disposing of asbestos containing material; permits for uses releasing various airborne materials - see City questionnaire.
Office of the State Architect, (916) 445-6285, Housing and Community Development, (916) 445-9471 -- interpretation of State disabled access requirements, copies of requirements.
Cal-OSHA, (213) 576-7451 (general information), (714) 939-7741 (elevators and lifts 5' or more); excavation permits for vertical cuts over 5' and potentially hazardous conditions are obtained at the following offices based on Zip Code:
90277 - 3550 W. 6th Street, Room 431, Los Angeles (213) 576-7451
90278 - 245 W. Broadway, Room 450, Long Beach (310) 590-5035
State Division of Oil and Gas, (714) 816-6847 -- On lots with wells, State review required prior to City building permit.
California Energy Commission, (800) 772-3300 -- interpretations of energy conservation regulations, copies of requirements.
State Contractor's License Board, (310) 590-5331 -- licensed person required to take out permit (bring "pocket license").
Caltrans, (213) 620-2206 -- may require improvements or widening along State Highways such as Artesia and Pacific Coast Highway.
HUD, 1-800-USA-ABLE -- copies of Federal disabled access laws.
LOCAL UTILITIES HOOK-UPS
The locating, identifying, marking, and re-routing of existing utility lines and easements, as well as installation of new ones, must be incorporated in the project. The State Government Code requires a "Dig Alert" I.D. number be issued before a Permit to Excavate is valid. (Call (800) 422-4133 for issuance of number.)
California Water Service, contact commercial office at (310) 540-1033 to sign up for temporary construction site water from hydrants, new and resized meters, routing of lines; (310) 316-5686 for repairs and emergencies.
Southern California Edison, (213) 618-3791 (operator), (213) 618-3728 to contact planner for meter spotting, checking clearance to power lines, easements.
Southern California Gas Company, (213) 260-7000 add meter, service line removal marketing
General Telephone of California, (310) 542-4391 to arrange for a field engineer to locate connection point.
Century Cable of Southern California, (310) 371-7768 for cable hook-up location, information on proper cable materials
Public Works Department, (310) 318-0662 for sewer connection
County Sanitation District, (310) 699-7411 -- connection fees for increased sewer demand (new building, change of use).