Expedited permits and plan check processes are now available through an online application portal. Through the portal, qualified restaurant and retail businesses can apply for express plan checks for structural and non-structural tenant improvements, administrative conditional use permits for alcohol sales, expedited design reviews for qualified retail and restaurants, and temporary outdoor dining permits.

The Permit Center Hours of Operation:

Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays: 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Wednesdays: 9:30 a.m. to 5 p.m.
Alternate Fridays: 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

View the Permit Center Calendar for Upcoming Closed Dates (Every Other Friday & Holidays)


Contacts Directory

Building & Safety(626) 744-7601permit_center_manager@cityofpasadena.net
ZoningAvailable via emailzoningquestions@cityofpasadena.net
Design & Historic PreservationAvailable via emaildhpquestions@cityofpasadena.net
Code Compliance(626) 744-8633
Pre-Sale Self-Certification Program(626) 744-8633
Fire Department(626) 744-6885
Cultural Affairs & Film Office(626) 744-3964
Public WorksAvailable via emailpw-permits@cityofpasadena.net

For questions on permits or inspections, call (626) 744-4200 or email permit_center_manager@cityofpasadena.net

Make permit payments online 


The Planning & Community Development Department champions economic vitality and safe livable neighborhoods, which reflect, preserve, and enhance Pasadena’s unique cultural and historic character; the department also promotes informed decision-making which facilitates sustainable development, affordable housing and reinvestment in the community.

Permit Center

The Permit Center is a One-Stop-Shop where staff from multiple departments provide all development review and permitting services for customers.

Building & Safety

The Building & Safety Division is committed to serving as partners for solutions in the development of safe, healthy and economically viable neighborhoods.


The Planning Division staff provides services and conduct activities which guide the City’s orderly development by applying the current zoning codes, facilitating development, implementing community plans, and preserving architectural and historic landmarks.

Cultural Affairs

The Arts and Cultural Affairs Division is responsible for the Annual Grants Program, Public Art Program, Public Art Master Plan, Cultural Nexus Plan, and the Pasadena Film Office.

Code Compliance

The objective of the City of Pasadena’s Code Compliance Division is to promote and maintain a safe and healthy living and working environment for our residents, businesses, and visitors.

Commissions & Meetings

Planning & Community Development oversees several commissions, meetings, and boards, including the Arts & Culture Commission and the Board of Zoning Appeals.