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Building & Safety Division

Effective December 1, 2020, and until further notice, the City of Montebello’s Building Division will no longer take in-person appointments in connection with building permits and/or plan check review due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Electronic permit submittals will only be accepted between the hours of 7:30 a.m. thru 1:00 p.m. (Monday thru Thursday).  This specified Building Permit Application Window will become effective December 1, 2020, and remain in effect until further notice.

Please note that any permit related requests including, but not limited to, applications and/or plans submitted outside the above-referenced Building Permit Application Window will be rejected and you will be required to resubmit during the hours specified.

Thank you for your understanding.

Requests will need to be submitted via email to: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Please include the following information in your email request:

Name of applicant:

Applicants email:

Job address:


Permit No. (If applicable):

Reason for appointment (Please be as detailed as possible):

Complete and attach the Building Permit Application (Application is located on the left hand side under forms)



The Building Division is responsible for assisting, enforcing and administering the compliance of City, State and Federal Building and Safety Code regulations. This Division provides services including plan checking, inspections of all new construction and renovated structures, Capital Improvement Projects, additions and remodeling including all major heating, ventilation and air conditioning units, electrical, plumbing and structural systems. Other responsibilities include the issuance of Building, Electrical, Plumbing, and Mechanical systems permits.

Please contact the City of Montebello, Building and Safety Division before starting any project to determine if city approvals, permits, and inspections are required. 

General Office & Permit Counter Hours:

Monday – Thursday (Closed on Friday) 

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM 

Phone: (323) 887-1200 extension 497

email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

Effective January 13, 2020 appointments can be made for over the counter review at the following times:

1st appointment: 8:00 AM

2nd appointment: 9:30 AM

3rd appointment: 11:00 AM

The following will be reviewed over the counter:

  • Revision to approved plans
  • Solar photovoltaic 10 KW or less
  • Patio cover
  • Garage conversion to ADU
  • One-story room addition less than 500 SF
  • New one-story ADU less than 500 SF
  • Minor fire damage repair
  • Signs
  • Rechecks for the above



Building Official

Tuesdays- Thursday 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM 
Permit Technician- Jeannette Rios
Phone: (323) 887-1200 extension 497

Building Inspector 
Phone: (323) 887-1200 extension 497
Inspection Request:
Please fill out and submit the Building Inspection Form
Please note inspections are only conduct during city hours Monday-Thursdays 7:30am-5:30pm 

 Construction Working Hours:

Weekdays: 7:00 am - 8:00 pm

Weekends & Holidays: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm 

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