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.

Virtual Services

Online Permit Counter

The City of South Gate allows homeowners, contractors and the 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

To visit the online permit counter click here.

Property Information Portal

The Property Information Portal is a GIS tool that allows the public to view zoning information, permits, and County Assessor information in a single platform.

To visit the Property Information Portal click here.

Public Counter Service Hours

Public counter for Building and Safety is open from 7 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday - Thursday (City Hall is closed on Fridays). Payments are accepted in cash or checks (no credit card or debit card payments, ATM available at City Hall).

Building Inspectors are available during regular business days from 7 a.m. - 9 a.m.

Contact Staff

Permits and Plans

Name Title Email Phone
Martinez, Olivia Sr. Community Development Technician Email


Cardenas, Enith Community Development Technician III Email 323-563-9583
Barraza, Javier Community Development Technician II Email 323-563-9592
Varela, Sandra Community Development Technician II  Email 323-563-9558


Name Title Email Phone
Murillo, Jesus Sr. Building Inspector Email


Bennett, David Building Inspector Email 323-357-5828
Berrios, David Building Inspector Email 323-563-9547


Additional Resources

2019 California Building Code Updates