Permit Center

Permit Center is NOW Closed

Effective January 11, 2021, the Permit Center is Currently CLOSED to the Public

Some services are still available. The following items may be dropped off in the bins at the side entrance on Ramona Street. Ensure to include contact information with any dropped off items.

  • Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing Permit Applications
  • Plan Check Submittals (3 full-sized sets of plans  +  a completed building permit application + 1 Flash drive required)
  • Rechecks (3 full sets of plans + flash drive + contact information required)
  • Revisions (3 full-sized sets of plans  +  a completed building permit application + 1 Flash drive required)
  • Fire Permit Applications
  • Public Works Permit Applications
  • Planning Documents/Packages

Staff are available at the following:

Building & Safety (626) 744-7601 permit_center_manager@cityofpasadena.net
Zoning  Available via email zoningquestions@cityofpasadena.net
Design & Historic Preservation Available via email dhpquestions@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

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

Payments for permits may be made online at the following link: https://mypermits.cityofpasadena.net/EnerGov_Prod/SelfService#/payinvoice

Please leave a message if you do not reach a live person. Note that return calls may come from ‘private’ or non-city phone numbers.

Permit Center Hours

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

Apply for Permit

The Permit Center processes many types of permits. Most are directly related to development; however, we also process permits to film in Pasadena, hold a garage sale, or erect a tent for your garden wedding.

Permit Center Online

Research Property • Search For A Permit • Check Case Status • Schedule An Inspection

Go to Permit Center Online


Search Online Zoning Code

The Zoning Code describes various types of zoning districts and land use classifications, land use regulations, development standards, and environmental performance standards.

View Zoning Map View Zoning Code

Counter Wait Times

Codes and Regulations

The Building & Safety Division provides plan review and construction inspection services to enforce minimum standards to safeguard life or limb, health, property and public welfare by regulating and controlling the design, construction, quality of materials, use and occupancy, location and maintenance of all buildings and structures.

Property Information

The Permit Center processes many types of permits. Most are directly related to development; however, we also process permits to film in Pasadena, hold a garage sale, or erect a tent for your garden wedding.

Fee Schedules

Other fees such as Records Management, processing fee, taxes, etc. may apply to the base fee. Many fees will be determined by project valuations.

Development Activity Map

The map includes active building permits for residential new construction/additions and commercial projects. Also included are active planning projects, including Master Plans, Conditional Use Permits, Certificates of Appropriateness, etc.

Permit Center History

Appropriately, the namesake for the Permit Center Building is George Ellery Hale. Hale was a renaissance man, personifying the merging of disciplines into an integrated whole.