Building Departments in Los Angeles, California

There are 11 Building Departments in Los Angeles, California, serving a population of 3,949,776 people in an area of 469 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 359,070 people, and 1 Building Department per 42 square miles.

In California, Los Angeles is ranked 297th of 1798 cities in Building Departments per capita, and 285th of 1798 cities in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Los Angeles Building Departments

Find Los Angeles, California building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Antelope Valley Zoning 320 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Building Department 6262 Van Nuys Boulevard Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Building Department 14425 Erwin Street Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Building Department 201 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles City Permits 8550 Balboa Boulevard Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Permits 5530 West 83rd Street Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles County Planning Department 320 West Temple Street Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Permits 201 North Main Street Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles Planning Department 201 North Figueroa Street Los Angeles, CA

San Pedro Building Department 638 South Beacon Street Los Angeles, CA

West Los Angeles Building Department 1828 Sawtelle Boulevard Los Angeles, CA

About the Los Angeles Building Department

Building Departments in Los Angeles, CA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Los Angeles DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Los Angeles, California building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Los Angeles building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Los Angeles, CA zoning laws and requirements

Los Angeles Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Los Angeles Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Los Angeles Residential Housing Units
 Los AngelesLos Angeles County
Total Housing Units1,474,0433,524,321
Occupied Housing Units1,373,864 (93.2%)3,306,109 (93.8%)
Los Angeles Occupied Residential Buildings
 Los AngelesLos Angeles County
Single-Family Detached Homes532,828 (38.8%)1,637,572 (49.5%)
Single-Family Attached Homes83,458 (6.1%)214,868 (6.5%)
2 Apartments38,579 (2.8%)85,529 (2.6%)
3 or 4 Apartments79,279 (5.8%)188,226 (5.7%)
5 to 9 Apartments120,474 (8.8%)258,406 (7.8%)
10 or More Apartments510,067 (37.1%)867,247 (26.2%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing9,179 (0.7%)54,261 (1.6%)
Los Angeles Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Los AngelesLos Angeles County
2014 or Later11,794 (0.9%)21,125 (0.6%)
2010 to 201319,401 (1.4%)35,990 (1.1%)
2000 to 200976,164 (5.5%)180,844 (5.5%)
1980 to 1999220,069 (16.0%)593,750 (18.0%)
1960 to 1979385,949 (28.1%)950,582 (28.8%)
1940 to 1959384,934 (384,934.0%)1,041,308 (1,041,308.0%)
1939 or Earlier275,553 (20.1%)482,510 (14.6%)
Los Angeles Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Los AngelesLos Angeles County
1 Room121,863 (8.9%)190,501 (5.8%)
2 or 3 Rooms744,906 (54.2%)1,948,876 (58.9%)
4 or 5 Rooms513,461 (37.4%)1,298,387 (39.3%)
6 or 7 Rooms255,669 (18.6%)780,999 (23.6%)
8 or More Rooms112,090 (8.2%)343,378 (10.4%)
Los Angeles Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Los AngelesLos Angeles County
No Bedroom136,007 (9.9%)214,785 (6.5%)
1 Bedroom329,193 (24.0%)622,517 (18.8%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms744,906 (54.2%)1,948,876 (58.9%)
4 or More Bedrooms163,758 (11.9%)519,931 (15.7%)
Los Angeles Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Los AngelesLos Angeles County
With Complete Plumbing Facilities1,365,262 (99.4%)3,290,726 (99.5%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities1,347,564 (98.1%)3,255,265 (98.5%)