Fee Schedule


Effective as of July 1, 2023

Building & Safety services (inspections, plan checks, and permit issuance) for the City of Lawndale are provided by the Los Angeles County Building & Safety Department.

The City's base permit fees are ×2.0 of the permit fees from LA County. The multiplier helps ensure that building & safety services are fully recovered and helps divert costs to the General Fund. The General Fund is a financial source used to pay for other citywide programs and services.

Permit fees are updated periodically to account for the annual CPI-U increase in the Los Angeles area.


Effective as of  June 18, 2023

Some Planning applications are deposit based. The remaining balances left on the deposits are refunded after a project is completed or closed out. City staff's time and materials costs are billed against the deposits.

The Planning fee schedule is updated every few years when needed.


Effective as of September 7, 2021

In 2021, the City of Lawndale adopted Development Impact Fees. These fees are to ensure that new developments share a portion of the costs of capital facilities necessary to accommodate such development. This is done to promote and protect public health, safety, and welfare of the Community.

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