Permit Center

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):

January 13th, 16th & 27th
February 10th, 13th, 20th, 24th
March 10th & 24th
April 7th & 21st
May 5th, 19th &29th
June 2nd, 16th & 30th


The following services are available: permit issuance for all subtrade permits, all minor permits (re-roofs, window change outs, bathroom/kitchen remodels per city standards, solar’ s under 10kv, demo, soft demo), rechecks, revisions, new submittals, fire permit applications/submittals, and all payment processing. We will no longer be accepting applications via email.

Please note the following:

If visiting the Permit Center, please note the following:

  • Customers must abide by the 6’ social distancing requirement at all times.
  • Please be patient and arrive with extra time. Limited number of people will be allowed in at any given time.
  • Use of public bathrooms and public computers not available.
  • All new submittals, revisions and rechecks require 3 hard copy sets, 1 flash drive and a completed building permit application. Your plans will not be taken in without these items.

Staff are available at the following:

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:

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.

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.