Permit Center

Wednesday, June 26 – The Permit Center will have modified hours due to a department meeting. The Permit Center will be open from 10:30 a.m.. – 5 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.

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


Contacts Directory

Building & Safety(626)
ZoningAvailable via
Design & Historic PreservationAvailable via
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

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

Make permit payments online 

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.

A City of Pasadena Business License must be presented at arrival for all contractors and agent to contractors pulling permits. If you need a City business license, email or visit 100 N. Garfield Ave, Suite N106, Pasadena CA

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.

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.