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Building Safety Division FAQs

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Below you will find a list of our most Frequently Asked Questions. 


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  • What projects require a building permit?

  • Will I need additional permits?

  • Do I need to submit drawings to get a permit?

  • How do I get my plans checked?

  • Can I have plans reviewed over the counter?

  • Can I submit plans for a plan check prior to receiving other City approvals (AUP, CUP, Precise Plan, etc.)?

  • How do I expedite a plan check?

  • Do field changes (modifications to approved plans) need to be approved?

  • Some cities allow work without a permit until the first inspection is required. Does El Segundo allow this?

  • How can I get a Certificate of Occupancy (C of O)?

  • How can I request an inspection?

  • What are the construction hours in El Segundo?

  • What types of plan reviews does the Building and Safety Department offer?

  • Where can I get additional information?

  • Are inspections offered on Fridays?

  • Can I have plans reviewed over the counter by the Fire Department?

  • Do I need an appointment to speak to a Plan Check Engineer?

  • How can I confirm if my inspection request made it to the schedule?

  • How can I contact my inspector?

  • In one visit, how many different plans/projects can I submit at once?

  • Is there an additional charge for a field change?

  • What do I need to bring with me to re-submit plans?

  • What is the turnaround time for an "accelerated" plan check submittal versus a "regular" plan check submittal?

  • Where can I check my plan check status?

  • Will I receive a confirmation email or call for my inspection request?

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