The Planning & Community Development Department’s Building & Safety Division is committed to serving as partners for solutions in the development of safe, healthy and economically viable neighborhoods. Its role is to ensure the long-term competitive position of the Pasadena’s housing stock leveraging the partnerships with the public and private sectors. The Building & Safety Division accomplishes this through the development of ordinances, enforcement of the city’s zoning and housing and environmental codes.
The Permit Center is a One-Stop-Shop where staff from multiple departments provide all development review and permitting services for customers.
Find handouts & forms provided by the Building & Safety Division for informational and permit approval purposes.
With an aging building stock in a seismically active region, Pasadena has recently begun to explore the need for a local ordinance requiring seismic retrofits to certain categories of potentially vulnerable buildings.
Low Impact Development (LID), it is a stormwater management strategy that emphasizes conservation and the use of existing natural site features integrated with distributed, small-scale stormwater controls to more closely mimic natural hydrologic patterns in residential, commercial, and industrial settings.
For your convenience, we have provided links (see below) for you to look up a license of any licensed contractor, architects, engineers & land surveyors, and geologists & geophysicists in the State of California.