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.
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.
2019 California Building Code Updates