Building and Safety (Permits and inspection)


Building and Safety Division supervises building permit processing, plan checks, construction inspections, and the City's Residential Property Report.

  • 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.

  • 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
Click here for the State Contractors Licensing Board

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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