Permit Center

The Permit Center will be closed on Thursday, October 5th from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m.

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.

Upcoming Closed Dates (Every Other Friday & Holidays):

September 22nd
October 6th & 20th
November 3rd, 10th, 17th, 23rd & 24th
December 1st, 15th, 25th & 29th


Contacts Directory:

Building & Safety (626) 744-7601
Zoning Available via email
Design & Historic Preservation Available via email
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 Works Available via email

For questions on permits or inspections, call (626) 744-4200 or email

Payments for permits may be made online at the following link:

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

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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.

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.