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Building Permit Application 

Counter Hours:  Monday - Thursday from 7:30 - 11:00 a.m.

7:30 - 10:30 a.m. for Submittals and Issuance Specifically
 Must be signed in at the counter by 10:30 a.m.

10:30 - 11:00 a.m. for Re-Submittals and Questions
Have all paperwork completed and in order

Ph. (619) 825-3847 or (619) 825-3806

**Reminder, property owner authorization is required for all permit application submitting.  Written authorization from the property owner is acceptable.  Corporate owners require proof of authorized signatory (must be recorded documentation).

For Expedited Permits - Please Allow Approximately 10 Business Days for Processing.

Division Responsibilities

The Building Division is responsible for the application and administration of State and local building regulations. These minimum standards are designed to safeguard life, health, property, and the public welfare by regulating the design and construction of all buildings and structures within the City of Lemon Grove.

The Building Division provides a full range of plan review, permit processing, and code compliance inspection services for all residential and commercial development within the City.


 To request a construction inspection for an active building permit, you may do so by calling the number below.  




Inspection requests must be submitted the day before the requested inspection. Inspections will be done Monday- Thursday after 11:00 a.m., for a more specific time window please call us at 619-825-3847. Even though City Hall is closed every Friday, we will still offer inspections in the morning from 7:30 a.m. on.

Information required to schedule an inspection:

- Building Permit number

- Requested date of inspection

- The inspection type of inspection you are requesting

- Contact phone number and name with area code



  • Inspect buildings during construction
  • Process building permits using the 2013 versions of the California Building Code (which adopted the IBC, UPC, UMC, and the 2008 NEC) and the Title 24 Energy and Disabled Access Regulations

In accordance with Chapter 12.10, Building Permits valued over $15,000 may require public street dedication towards the ultimate right-of-way width in accordance with the General Plan Roadway Circulation Plan Figure M-1.  Residential Collectors require a 56 foot public right-of-way width.  Building Permits valued over $25,000 may require full street improvements along the street frontage. 

Building Standards:

New Lead Paint Rule:

The EPA has issued a new rule regarding disturbance of lead-based paint in homes, schools, and other child-occupied buildings. See details here

Online Services

All applications are subject to approval by the Development Services Department, we will contact you once we receive your application to proceed to the next step.

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California Building Code  

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