Permit Center

The Permit Center is now OPEN with Limited Services 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. Monday - Thursday

The Permit Center is now open with limited services Monday through Thursday from 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. 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) and all payment processing. Use of public bathrooms and public computers are not currently available.

All new submittals, resubmittals and revisions may be dropped off in the bins outside of the Permit Center off Ramona Ave., or in the Permit Center or may be submitted based on the wait time in the lobby.

All Planning entitlement application submittals continue to be accepted pursuant to the procedures outlined in the following link: https://www.cityofpasadena.net/planning/planning-division/#temporary-planning-application-submittal-procedures

If visiting the Permit Center, please note the following:

  • Masks are required at all times.
  • 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.

After 12pm, the following items can be dropped off in the bins outside the Permit Center off Ramona Ave entrance.

  • Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing Permit Applications
  • Plan Check Submittals
  • Rechecks
  • Revisions
  • Fire Permit Applications
  • Public Works Permit Applications
  • Planning Documents/Packages

Limited staff are also available via telephone at the following:

Building & Safety(626) 744-7601permit_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) 744-4195pw-permits@cityofpasadena.net
Fire Department(626) 744-6885
Cultural Affairs & Film Office(626) 744-3964
Questions on Permits or Inspections(626) 744-4200permit_center_manager@cityofpasadena.net

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

Effective Monday, June 1st, the Permit Center will be receiving payments via phone at (626) 744-4200, Monday through Thursday from 8am-5pm and every other Friday from 8am to 3pm. 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.

Permit Center Hours

Thu 02

Permit Center HOURS

July 2 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Fri 03
Mon 06

Permit Center HOURS

July 6 @ 8:00 am - 12:00 pm

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.