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Permits
Requirements
The following is a list of instances when a building, mechanical, electrical, and plumbing plan check and/or a permit is required. Since every project is different, it is imperative that you contact the Building and Safety Department to verify whether or not plan check and/or a permit is required.

Building Permit
A building permit is required for the following:
  • Any alteration, construction, connection, improvement, repair, movement, conversion, or demolition to any new or existing building or structure. Plan check is required prior to permit issuance.
  • Installation of advertisement or display sign. Plan check is required prior to permit issuance.
  • Any storage rack over eight feet tall. Plan check is required prior to permit issuance.
  • Any chain link fence over 12 feet in height, any fence over six feet in height and any retaining wall over four feet in height. Plan check is required prior to permit issuance.

Additional Information

Mechanical Permit
A mechanical permit is required for the installation of any new mechanical equipment or for the repair, addition, or alteration to any existing equipment. Rooftop units and the installation of fire dampers require plan check prior to permit issuance.

Electrical Permit
An electrical permit is required for the installation of any new electrical service or for the repair, addition, or alteration to any existing service. Installing, upgrading, or replacing a panel or subpanel that is 400 amps or more requires plan check prior to permit issuance.

Plumbing Permit
A plumbing permit is required for the installation of any new plumbing service or for the repair, addition, or alteration to any existing service. Installing, upgrading, or replacing a water or gas pipe that is two inches or more and the use of medium or high gas pressure require plan check prior to permit issuance.

Occupancy Permit
An occupancy permit is required for a new business license and new tenants / building occupancy.

Any business that proposes to occupy a building, space, or an empty lot within the boundaries of the City of Irwindale must apply for and obtain an occupancy permit from the Building and Safety Department prior to receiving your business license. If you are moving from one building or suite in the City of Irwindale to another building or suite in the City of Irwindale, then you will be required to obtain a new occupancy permit.

Any questions regarding occupancy permits should be directed to the Building and Safety Department by calling 626-430-2205 or faxed to 626-430-2295.

Film Permit
A film permit is required for any filming in the City of Irwindale, whether the filming will be conducted on private property or in the public right of way. This includes still photography.