Building and Safety (Permits and inspection)

UPDATE: The Residential Property Report (RPR) requirement has ended. As of September 20, 2019, The City of Carson will no longer require an approved RPR for the sale of residential properties.

On April 2, 2019, based on the recommendation of the Residential Property Report (RPR) Sub-Committee, the City Council directed staff to formally eliminate the RPR Program and bring this matter before the City Council for decision.

On August 6, 2019, the City Council Repealed the Residential Property Report (RPR) Requirement. Introduction of Ordinance No. 19-1933 (amends Municipal Code, Article V, Chapter 9) was presented before the City Council in a public hearing. The City Council voted in favor of repealing the Residential Property Report (RPR) requirement. The second reading was on August 20, 2019 and it became effective on September 20, 2019.

As of September 20, 2019, you are no longer required to get an approved RPR for the sale of residential properties.

Please submit any inquiries or requests for written confirmation of the RPR repeal to 

You may contact McKina Alexander, Associate Planner, at  or call (310) 952-1761, Ext. 1326 if you need further assistance regarding this matter.

  • Permit Issuance involves processing and issuing permits, collecting fees, and gathering information for public use. Available from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Thursday

  • Plan Check reviews plans for structural design and compliance with the City of Carson Building Code Requirements. Plan Check is available from 7:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.,  Monday through Thursday.

    New Online Plan Submittal - Effective July 1, 2018
    Online Plan Submittal shall be required at BSOP - Building and Safety Online Plan Check System for the following types of projects:
      - Commercial / Industrial - New or Addition/Alteration/Repair
      - Apartments / Townhomes / Multifamily - New or Addition/Alteration/Repair
    Online Plan Submittal is optional for all other project types, e.g., one- and two- family residential, garages, accessory structures, farm/ranch buildings.

  • Construction Inspection reviews all phases of new private construction and city-owned facilities for compliance with City of Carson Building Code Requirements, and State mandated requirements. Inspectors are only available at the public counter from 7:00am to 8:30am Monday through Thursday.

  • Residential Property Report ensures that zoning and/or building code violations of property being purchased, i.e. single-family residences and condominium units are corrected in order to improve the quality of those homes and neighborhoods.

Our Services

  • Building Permits and Inspections
  • HVAC Mechanical Permits
  • Plumbing, Sewer Permits
  • Grading Permits
  • Electrical Permits
  • Plan Checks
Unsure which office you need to visit? Please visit the Service Locator ! This webpage will tell you which office you need to visit for a long list of services, not just for building permits.
Los Angeles County provides building permit services for the City of Carson. Please visit the Los Angeles County Building and Safety Website for permit applications, requirements, and other important information.

Residential Property Report Ordinance
City of Carson Ordinance Numbers 13-1510 and 99-1155, effective March 21, 2013 and July 1, 1999 respectively, requires that a RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY REPORT (RPR) be obtained from the city before the sale, exchange, or transfer of previously occupied residential property.
Foreclosure Registration Program
Banks and Lenders register your foreclosed properties in the City of Carson!
Foreclosure Registration Program Forms

City Hall Contact

701 E Carson Street
Carson, CA 90745
(310) 830-7600, 7 AM - 6 PM
Monday - Thursday
24-hour automated: (310) 952-1700


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