Year-to-Date Statistical Comparison

First Quarter 2022-23 vs. 2023-24


FY 2022-23 Q1

FY 2023-24 Q1

Full Year Straight-Line Projection

(FY 23-24)

Number of Plan Checks




Number of Permits




Inspections Performed




Building Permit Valuation

$2.1 B

$1.4 B

$5.6 B

Affordable/Supportive Housing Projects

Permitted between July 1, 2023 - September 30, 2023


Construction Valuation

Affordable/Supportive Housing Units

600 San Pedro St.

$59.2 Million

New Construction - Proposed 17-story highrise, 100% affordable apartment building containing 302 units

7524 S. Hoover St.

$10.2 Million

New Construction - Proposed five-story, 100% affordable apartment building containing 79 units

10705 S. Avalon Blvd.

$7.8 Million

New Construction - Proposed five-story, 100% affordable apartment building containing 69 units

8727 S. Broadway

$7.5 Million

New Construction - Proposed four-story, 100% affordable apartment building containing 76 units

7410 S. Avalon Blvd.

$5.8 Million

New Construction - Proposed four-story, 100% affordable apartment building containing 49 units

L.A.'s Top 5 Construction Projects

Based on Construction Valuation

Permitted between July 1, 2023 and September 30, 2023

Project Address



Project Description

1411 N. Serrano Ave. G

600 S. San Pedro St.

2910 W. San Fernando Rd.

3020 W. Wilshire Blvd.

684 S. New Hampshire Ave. 1-170

151.0 Million

59.2 Million

53.2 Million

35.0 Million

30.1 Million

New Construction - Proposed five-story, mixed-use apartment building containing 735 units 

New Construction - Proposed 17-story highrise, 100% affordable apartment building containing 302 units 

New Construction - Proposed five-story mixed-use, mixed-income apartment building containing 370 units

New Construction - Proposed eight-story, mixed-use apartment building containing 262 units

New Construction - Proposed seven-story, mixed-use apartment building containing 170 units




Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) proudly announces that it has enhanced its online Solar PV module of its E-Permit system, to accommodate almost all residential solar photovoltaic projects in one- or two-family dwellings. With this new enhancement, the online system now accommodates all residential systems up to 38.4 kilowatts including Energy Storage System (ESS).


The online Solar PV Permitting module was created by LADBS in 2014, in collaboration with the solar industry, to help streamline the permitting process and support the solar industry. This online permitting system allows customers to obtain solar permits expeditiously online without the need for a plan review process. Our user-friendly online portal allows customers to provide the details of their solar photovoltaic system, pay, and immediately obtain a permit. The system will automatically and instantly generate the approved plans and permit. The system accepts credit cards and e-check for payment of permit fees.

The full automation of the solar PV permitting process has allowed the Department to waive the plan review fee thus reducing the soft cost of solar PV installations. Additionally, LADBS reduced the inspection time and streamlined the inspection process by working closely with Los Angeles Fire Department (LAFD) on an agreement to have LADBS inspectors verify requirements on behalf of LAFD for solar PV installations in one- and two- family dwellings. To further enhance the inspection process and improve customer convenience, LADBS established a virtual inspection program where inspections are performed virtually using video-conferencing, this has further reduced soft cost of solar systems.


Customers tell us that LADBS’ online Solar PV Permitting has been a game changer in terms of reducing time and costs related to the installation of solar photovoltaic systems. Since its inception in 2014, online Solar PV Permitting has issued over 56,000 permits saving the solar industry and homeowners a great deal of time and money.


We continually update our online solar PV permitting system based on input from our customers to ensure that we fulfil their needs and that the permitted solar system is properly designed for safe operation. Solar PV Permitting can be accessed through the Department’s website or directly at

LADBS will continue its efforts in developing innovative processes and customer-centric online services. The development and use of E-Permit and the Solar PV Permitting system has served as a model to follow for other local and federal agencies.


The Department is committed to continuing to streamline permitting, being enablers of clean energy and contributing to a greener, more sustainable future for our city.



LADBS staff participated in the 2023 Congress of Neighborhoods Workshops on September 23rd at Los Angeles City Hall where we actively engaged in discussions about permitting and affordable housing. Our staff also shared the best practices on working with City departments and insights into how to best utilize LADBS services. 


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 [email protected] for more information.

Service Type and Description


Release Dates

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.

Q1 2024

Building Project Management Services: Request for Proposals to provide project management services for the design and construction of office space at 201 and 221 N. Figueroa Street.

Q1 2024

Engineering Training: Request for Qualifications to design, develop, and deliver high-quality and customized instructor-led classroom training on various structural-civil engineering topics.

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

Q1 2024

Q1 2024

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.

Q1 2024

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

Q2 2024

Scientific and Technical Consulting: Request for Qualifications for scientific and technical consulting services pertaining to the operation and closure of solid waste facilities within the City of Los Angeles.

Q2 2024

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. 


Career Opportunities!

Consider a career with the City of Los Angeles, Department of Building and Safety (LADBS). Start by taking a civil service exam in the coming months for the positions that LADBS are looking to hire:

  • Applications Programmer (IT Specialist) in November 2023
  • Assistant Inspector in the Fall 2023
  • Building Mechanical Inspector in the Fall/Winter 2023
  • Programmer Analyst (Software Developer) in October 2023

Go to "" to complete your profile and be ready to apply when the opportunity opens up.

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Use LADBS Go to easily:

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

Available on App Store or Google Play

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LADBS Locations






201 and 221 N. Figueroa St

Los Angeles 90012

By Appointment Only

638 S. Beacon St., Room 276

San Pedro 90731

By Appointment Only

6262 Van Nuys Blvd.,

Van Nuys 91401


By Appointment Only

8475 S. Vermont Ave.

Los Angeles 90044


By Appointment Only

1828 Sawtelle Blvd.,

Los Angeles 90032


By Appointment Only

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Commitment to Our Customers

Your project is important, so we strive to provide you with superb services, 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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