Year-to-Date Statistical Comparison

Third Quarter 2021-22 vs. 2022-23


FY 2021-22 Q3

FY 2022-23 Q3

% Change

Full Year Straight-Line Projection

(FY 22-23)

Building Permit Valuation

$1.7 B

$1.3 B


$6.6 B

Number of Permits





Number of Plan Checks





Inspections Performed





Affordable/Supportive Housing Projects

Permitted between January 1, 2023 - March 31, 2023


Construction Valuation

Affordable/Supportive Housing Units*

1441 W. 5th St.

$34.5 Million

New Construction - Proposed seven-story, 218-unit apartment building

1657 N. Western Ave.

$30.0 Million

New Construction - Proposed nine-story, 200-unit apartment building

5217 W. Adams Blvd.

$14.5 Million

New Construction - Proposed six-story, 74-unit mixed-use apartment building

3004 W. Sunset Blvd.

$14.5 Million

New Construction - Proposed five-story, 74-unit apartment building

8134 N. Van Nuys Blvd.

$11.2 Million

New Construction - Proposed four-story, 102-unit apartment building

L.A.'s Top 5 Construction Projects

Based on Construction Valuation

Permitted between January 1, 2023 and March 31, 2023

Project Address



Project Description

8070 W. Beverly Blvd.

1441 W. 5th St.

1657 N. Western Ave.

511 S. Harbor Blvd.

2233 E. Jesse St.

37.5 Million

34.5 Million

30.0 Million

20.7 Million

20.0 Million

New Construction - Proposed 7-story, Eldercare Facility with 80 units

New Construction - Proposed 7-story, mixed-income apartment building with 218 units 

New Construction - Proposed 9-story, affordable housing apartment building with 200 units

New Construction - Proposed 5-story, mixed-use apartment building with 137 units

Major Alteration - Change of Use from 2-story warehouse to motion picture studio


All-Electric Building Ordinance in Effect, Ordinance No. 187714

Through City ordinance, the City of Los Angeles has approved that all newly constructed buildings be fitted with all electrical infrastructure. All electric buildings contain no combustion equipment such as fuel or gas piping that provide energy for appliances and/or equipment and such structures are expected to rely solely on electricity. Exceptions apply.

For details, view Ordinance No. 187714 pdf


End of Emergency Tolling of Deadlines Related to Expiration of Permits and Related Documents

Effective February 28, 2023, the Public Order under the City of Los Angeles Emergency Authority issued on March 21, 2020 regarding the tolling of deadlines prescribed in the Los Angeles Municipal Code (LAMC) has expired.

Click here for important information regarding expiration dates of your permits and related documents.

Executive Directive (ED 1) and Implementation Guidelines

Los Angeles Mayor Karen Bass, on her first week in office, issued Executive Directive 1 (ED 1) to assist in the "Expedition of Permits and Clearances for Temporary Shelters and 100% Affordable Housing Projects". ED 1 is another step toward the urgent approach to the housing and homelessness crisis in Los Angeles. 

ED 1 directs City departments to reduce red tape on construction-related processes, such as in permitting. The ED 1 Implementation Guidelines establish procedures to expedite projects through a ministerial approval process. Expedition includes, but not limited to: reduced timelines at all stages of project review, and concurrent reviews of projects by City departments such as LADBS, Planning, Housing Department and other City agencies.

For more information about ED 1 and the administrative process, refer to Executive Directive 1 and the ED 1 implementation Guidelines.


May is Building Safety Month

Hello L.A.! The month of May is international “Building Safety” month, which serves to celebrate and raise awareness of the milestones in building safety through adoption of modern, regularly-updated building codes to protect homes, schools, businesses including restaurants, offices, manufacturing facilities, stores and entertainment venues. A metropolitan city like Los Angeles has building codes to protect its residents from disasters like fires, weather-related events and structural collapse. 

Since 1898, then Building Department, now LADBS, has been working toward ensuring a safe and sustainable city where all can live, work and play. We thank our customers and industry partners for the continuous support and collaboration.


LADBS Tech Updates

To better assist our customers, this past quarter, the following enhancements to services were implemented:

  • The Plan Check and Inspection System (PCIS) System has been updated to identify applications as ED1 for affordable housing. 
  • Updates in ePermit were completed for Solar Contractors with C46 licenses and can now use ePermit for Solar PV (solar photovoltaic) applications with Energy Storage Systems (ESS) logic.
  • LADBS is running a pilot program with iPads in the field. Devices have been issued to Code Enforcement and Inspection Bureau staff. The new feature is for iPads to allow for the viewing of electronic plans in the field. The devices are also used to access other LADBS systems.

LADBS Development Services Centers

The Metro, Van Nuys, San Pedro and West LA Development Service Centers are open! All in-person visits to any of the LADBS' service counters are by appointment only.

Scheduling appointments is quick and easy!

*BuildLA Appointments can be made through the **Angeleno Account, which provides secure and easy access to city services. To make an appointment with BuildLA, first register for an Angeleno Account to log in. For additional assistance with making an appointment with LADBS, call 311. Customers visiting the LADBS service counters are highly encouraged to wear face coverings.

*The City’s BuildLA portal is a one-stop platform for Development Services, including the scheduling appointment system - using the Angeleno Account. **The Angeleno Account is a universal account that enables users to access online services for various City of LA departments. Users only need to create an Angeleno account once to use online services anytime, including setting up in-person appointments. 


LADBS has a number of contracting needs for various professional services. The following is a list of upcoming solicitations LADBS plans to release on RAMP, sorted chronologically. *Please contact for more information.


Estimated Release Dates

Debris Removal Services: Request for Bids to provide debris removal and lot cleanup services to remove all waste materials and all other debris from various locations throughout the City of Los Angeles that have vacant building abate and substandard orders issued on them.

Q2 2023

Wood and Metal Barricade Services: Request for Bids to provide services to secure vacant commercial and residential buildings with wooden and metal barricades at various locations throughout the City.

Q2 2023

Department Training Seminars: Request for Proposals to provide instructor-led classroom training services on various employee development topics.

Q3 2023

IT Security Services: Request for Proposals to provide services that strengthen the cybersecurity of various systems managed by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety.

Q4 2023

IDIS Maintenance and Support Services: Request for Proposals to provide maintenance and support services for the Internet Document Imaging System (“IDIS”).

Q4 2023

Doing business with the City of Los Angeles. To find opportunities to work with the City of Los Angeles, register your company on the Regional Alliance Marketplace For Procurement (RAMP) website at During or after registration, select any/all North American Industry Classification System (NAICS) codes that apply to your business. Once registered, RAMP automatically emails notifications when bid opportunities are posted that match your chosen NAICS codes. 


LADBS is Hiring!

We are seeking to hire the best and brightest Structural Engineers. Structural Engineers supervise an engineering group in structural plan checks, oversee the review of structural plans, designs and specifications. 

Click for more information and how to apply


Use LADBS Go to easily:

  • Request Inspections
  • Review Permits and Inspections
  • Report Violations
  • Find nearby Service Centers

Available on App Store or Google Play

Learn more about LADBS Go!...

LADBS Locations





201 and 221 N. Figueroa St

Los Angeles, CA 90012

By Appointment Only

638 S. Beacon St., Room 276

San Pedro, CA 90731

By Appointment Only

6262 Van Nuys Blvd.,

Van Nuys, CA 91401

By Appointment Only

1828 Sawtelle Blvd.,

Los Angeles, CA 90032

By Appointment Only

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Commitment to Our Customers

Your project is important, so we strive to provide you with superb service and your feedback is important to maintaining this level of service. If you want to recognize a staff member, file a complaint, comment on the service you received, request additional assistance, or a second opinion on any plan check or inspection issues regarding your project, please provide feedback at LADBS website at or call (213) 482-6755. LADBS Customer Service Code of Conduct is posted at: Customer Service - Code of Conduct.

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