Permit Center

Permit Center Hours

Mon 06

Permit Center Hours

April 6 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tue 07

Permit Center Hours

April 7 @ 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Wed 08

Permit Center Hours

April 8 @ 9:30 am - 5:00 pm

Effective March 17, 2020, the Permit Center is currently CLOSED to the public.

Some services are still available. The following items may be dropped off in the cart 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
  • Rechecks
  • Revisions
  • Fire Permit Applications
  • Public Works Permit Applications
  • Planning Documents/Packages

Limited staff are available at the following:

Building & Safety (626) 744-7601 permit_center_manager@cityofpasadena.net
Zoning (626) 744-6777
Design & Historic Preservation (626) 744-4009
Code Compliance (626) 744-8633
Pre-Sale Self-Certification Program (626) 744-8633
Public Works (626) 744-4195 pw-permits@cityofpasadena.net
Fire Department (626) 744-6885
Cultural Affairs & Film Office (626) 744-3964
Questions on Permits or Inspections (626) 744-4200 permit_center_manager@cityofpasadena.net

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

Effective Monday, March 23rd, the Permit Center will be receiving payments via phone at (626) 744-4200, Monday through Friday (with every other Friday off) from 9am-1pm. Payments received outside of these hours will be processed the next day.

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.

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.

Online Services

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

Go to Online Services


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

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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.