Building & Safety

The Building and Safety Division ensures that new and remodeled construction conforms with state law and city ordinances that relate to structural, fire, health, and life safety requirements. This is accomplished through the review of plans and inspections.

Temporary- Public Counter Services & Hours

Public counter for Building and Safety is temporarily open by appointment only from 10 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday (City Hall closes Fridays). The cut off time for permit issuance or plan submittal is 1:30 p.m. Payments are accepted in cash* or checks (no credit card or debit card payments, ATM available at City Hall). *Cash transactions are only processed between the hours of 10 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., Monday - Thursday.

To make an appointment to visit City Hall, please call (323) 563-9549

Online Permit Counter

City of South Gate allows home owners, contractors and general public conducting business in the City of South Gate to view and track details of various permits and cases online with a free user account.

The Online Permit Counter provides the following services:
  • Check Permit and Plan Check status
  • Check Inspection Results
  • Review Project related financial data
Visit the online permit counter at

Contact Building Inspectors

Building Inspectors are available during business days temporarily by telephone assistance from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m. Below you’ll find the Inspector’s contact information:

Additional Resources