In Los Angeles, most small and all medium-plus size construction-style jobs need permits.

Need a Permit?

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In Los Angeles, most small and all medium-plus size construction-style jobs need permits. This means you will need Architectural Plans with the changes or additions to the property reviewed by a City Planner. Once the plans are approved, they then get stamped “Ready to Issue.” Only a licensed Contractor can expedite the stamped plans to pull a permit. Once your Contractor pulls the permit, only a sign off by a Los Angeles City Inspector will complete the legal process.

It’s not an easy process? Why?

An uninformed Architect or Contractor (licensed or not) will cause significant structural issues if the work does not meet building code requirements. An easier question is which Architect or Contractor will admit before the job that they are uninformed? Zero. Some jobs cost tens of thousands of dollars to repair based on a minimum oversight…sometimes from even the City Planner!!!!

Why wouldn’t you get permits?

If you are going to put good money into your objective, permits solidify your efforts and are recorded as law. If you get cited for unapproved construction and/or use and the work done was not qualified by a real expert, there is a good chance you will have to tear down the remodel or demolish the addition! Permits also increase the value of your property.

How can Windrich help you?

Windrich’s expertise in expediting and reviewing any Architectural Plans has saved property owners like you time, money and hassle. We can assist in managing your construction jobs to ensure all work is being done correctly in a timely manner. If the work has already been completed and is having trouble with sign-offs, we suggest setting up a consultation. We are the experts that get to the solutions you need. » Contact Us Today

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In most cases, it does not matter if you bought the building without knowing about unpermitted changes. See more about Permits


If your agent tells you not to worry about an unpermitted unit in Los Angeles, they are not thinking in your best interest. Get a Consultation

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