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Building Contact
Alex Hamilton

1600 W. Beverly Blvd.
Montebello, CA 90640
Phone: 323-887-1436
Fax: 323-887-1488
Plan Review

Plan review for new building construction generally begins with the Building & Safety Division.  Please call us at (323) 887-1200 extension 497, if you have any specific questions regarding plan reviews.

  1. Three or more sets of plans may be required depending project
  2. Two sets of structural calculations
  3. Two sets of energy calculations; and
  4. Plan check fee must be paid to the City at the time of plan check submittal.

For Further Plan Review Information:

Plan review may require one or all of the following department’s approval, depending on project size:

Planning Division: Planning is responsible for enforcing the
Montebello Municipal Code in regards to zoning, site development, on-site parking requirements, landscaping, fencing, permanent sign requirements, and establishments for new businesses. For further information please contact Planning at (323) 887-1200 extension 477.

Engineering/Public Works: All plans (new building, including remodels and additions, swimming pools, etc.) are to be plan checked by Engineering/Public Works. Engineering (non-structural) is primarily civil engineering, which encompasses grading, on-site drainage, off-site improvements to curbs, gutters, driveway approaches, and sidewalks. Fees may apply. Please contact Engineering/Public Works at (323) 887-1200 extension 460.

Fire Prevention: New commercial/industrial buildings, new residential dwellings units and residential additions which exceed 50% of the existing floor space is required to be fully fire-sprinkled throughout. Tenant improvements, especially food establishments with commercial hood systems are required to be plan checked. Fire alarms system may apply to all. Please contact Fire Prevention at (323) 887-1200 extension 509.


Building and Safety Division: The division is responsible for the implementing and enforcing of City and State codes relating to the construction, remodeling, alteration, repairs and demolition of buildings and structures located within the City. In addition, the Building and Safety Division is responsible for permit issuance, park development fees, and business license occupancy inspections. City of Montebello does not offer home inspection service for the resale of a home. Please call (323) 887-1200 extension 497 for further information on requirements. To ensure construction complies with various Codes, the City requires permits, inspections and approval of construction work.

The City of Montebello currently follows and enforces the codes listed below:

·  2010 California Building Code, Title 24 part 1 & 2
·  2010 California Mechanical Code
·  2010 California Plumbing Code
.  2010 California Referenced Standard Code
.  2010 California Residential Code 
.  2010 California Green Building Code
.  2010 California Administrative Code
.  2010 California Fire Code
.  2009 International Residential Code, 1 & 2 Dwellings
.  2009 International Building Code
.  2009 Uniform Mechanical Code
.  2009 Uniform Plumbing Code
  2008 National Electrical Code
.  1997 Uniform Code for the Abatement of Dangerous Buildings

Before starting a project, please contact Building and Safety for further details and requirements.

Other requirements prior to permit issuance may require approvals from the following:

Los Angeles County Health Department - For new restaurants, and remodeling of existing food establishments services.  Please contact the local Health Department at (626) 813-3378 for further information.

Police Department – In conjunction with the Planning Department and in response to security measures, Crime Prevention may have requirements for all new restaurant establishments, and banking services. Please contact Crime Prevention at (323) 887-1282.

Montebello Unified School District – In accordance with the State of California Government Code Section 65995, the Montebello Unified School District will collect developer fees prior to issuance of building permits.  School fees are to be paid to the Montebello Unified School District for any new habitable construction, commercial, or industrial construction over 500 square feet. The development school fee schedule is as follows:

·  Residential Development - $3.20/Sq.Ft.
·  Commercial/Industrial Development - $0.51/Sq.Ft.

For further information, contact the Montebello Unified School District's Facilities Development Department at (323) 887-3044 between the hours of 7:00 am and 3:30 pm.

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