For simple addition, Planning Division will review your plans over-the-counter. If they are in compliance with the code requirements that pertain to building setback, height, size of room, building projection, parking, landscaping, etc., the Planning Division staff will stamp and approve your plans at the counter.
Yes, subject to compliance with the conditions of approval and issuance of a Business Tax Certificate.
Yes, in residential areas for up to six residents. For more than six residents, a Special Use Permit is required.
No, unless a Sign Adjustment is granted.
Yes, plans must be in scale (e.g. 1/8 inch or 1/4 inch is equal to one foot).
A banner is allowed for 30 to 45 days per business per year.
No, there are additional permits that Building and Safety Division may require from the property owner. Examples are Electrical Permit, Plumbing Permit and Mechanical Permit.
Additions that entail over-the-counter review by the Planning Division have no fees. Building and Safety Division has plan check fees though.
Yes, you can get a copy of the Home Occupation regulations from the Planning Division or at the City’s web site.
Yes, you can as long as it does not exceed 400 square feet, maintains a minimum six feet clearance from the house, and the number of units in your property does not exceed five.
No. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) sells homes at market value - that means that the price is set based on the price of similar homes sold in the area. Please see the following website for further information: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/reo/reobuyfaq.cfm
Yes, subject to Special Use Permit.
Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services provides limited home rehabilitation assistance to qualified homeowners. Please contact Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services at 310-674-3756 and ask for information on their home rehabilitation program.
Yes, through a Home Occupation Permit.
No, but the City of Inglewood works with an organization called Saint Margaret’s Center, that helps people who have fallen behind in rent or need emergency money for a first and last month's deposit. For further information, call 310-672-2208 to see if you qualify for emergency services.
No permit is required.
Yes, anything that is over four feet high requires a Fence Permit. A fence that is more than six feet high also requires a Building Permit. A Building Permit fee will be charged instead of a Fence Permit fee.
Yes, a Planning approval and a Building permit are required.
Yes, to install a new sign or replace an existing sign, you need a Sign Permit from the Planning Division.
Not necessarily. A draftsman, designer or contractor can prepare the above plans. If you have a drafting experience, you can prepare the plans yourself. However, structural plans and details will require the services of a licensed civil engineer.
Yes, the Finance Department will send you to the Planning Division for zoning clearance of your business location.
Yes, with asphaltic concrete or portland cement concrete.
The City of Inglewood does not directly administer a senior citizen housing repair program. However, Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services provides home rehabilitation grants for senior citizens. For more information, please call Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services at 310-674-3756.
The City of Inglewood does not directly administer a first time homebuyer program. Please call Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services at 310-674-3756 for further information on first time homebuyer programs.
Once you receive a voucher, you are advised of the unit size for which it is eligible, based on family size and composition. It is your responsibility to select a unit that meets an acceptable level of health and safety before the Inglewood Housing Authority (IHA) can approve the unit.
The IHA determines a “payment standard” that is the amount generally needed to rent a dwelling unit in the local housing market. This payment standard is used to determine the amount of housing assistance the family will receive. A family may select a unit with a rent above or below the payment standard. The family must pay 30% of its monthly adjusted household income for rent and utilities. If the unit rent is greater than the payment standard, the family must pay the additional amount.
By law, when ever a family moves to a new unit where the rent exceeds the payment standard, the family may not pay more than 40% of its adjusted monthly income for rent.
The City of Inglewood works with an agency called, Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services who provide homeownership classes and some financial assistance for qualifying individuals. Low to moderate-income individuals may qualify for certain programs. For more information contact Inglewood Neighborhood Housing Services at 310-674-3756.
The City of Inglewood believes that citizens can significantly contribute toward the operation of a successful program by participating in the planning, implementation, and monitoring of community development activities. As community representatives, citizens bring knowledge of the problems and needs of individuals, groups and neighborhoods. Citizens’ participation help the City Council make more informed decisions regarding community development activities in Inglewood. The City submits your suggestions and comments in the annual report to the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD). To get involved, you can:
CDBG has several public hearings throughout the year. For more information on CDBG public hearings, please call 310-412-8800.
Fill-out a Fence Permit application available at the Planning Division counter.
Submit three sets of sign plan to the Planning Division.
Special Use Permit application packet is available at the Planning Division counter. Fees, process and requirements will be explained by the planner when the packet is given.
Prospective families must first register their names on a waiting list. Waiting lists are open only at certain specified times, and families can only register during the open enrollment period. Open enrollment is announced through newspaper advertisements. The demand for housing assistance exceeds the limited resources available and long waiting periods are common.
Apply for a permit as mentioned in Question # 3 above for room addition.
Eligibility for a housing voucher is based on the total annual gross income and family size and is limited to U.S. citizens and specified categories of non-citizens who have eligible immigration status. In general, the family’s income may not exceed 50% of the median income for the Los Angeles County area. By law, we must provide 75% of our vouchers to applicants whose incomes do not exceed 30% of the area median income.
Unless some issues are involved, Fence Permit is issued over-the-counter.
Processing time is about 30 to 45 days.
Fee for a tentative parcel map is $300. A fee of $300 shall be paid when a Final Parcel Map is submitted. Public Works also charges review fees.
Yes, you will need Planning approval and Building Permit.
Yes, you can apply for a parcel map provided the subdivided lots conform to the minimum zoning and parcel map requirements.
These are available (at minimal printing cost) at the City Clerk’s office, Ground Floor, City Hall building.
Call the Planning Division at (310) 412-5230.
If beer and wine are sold, no permit is required. However, sale of liquor will require a Special Use Permit.
If you plan to provide care for a maximum of eight children, you only need a state license and a business license. If the number of children exceeds eight and up to 14, you will need a permit (in addition to the state license) from the City for a Large Family Child Care Facility.
If your plans are not in compliance with code requirements, the Planning Division staff will indicate the corrections on your plans for you to correct. Once the plans are corrected by your architect or contractor, you resubmit them to the Planning Division. If the revised plans are in substantial compliance with code requirements, the plans would be approved.
No. In some instances a porte cochere may be allowed.
Sign Permit fee is $50.
Yes, Planning Division charges $20.00
Yes, the fee is $150.
Yes, 6,000 square feet with a lot frontage of 50 feet.
A building permit is not required for the following:
Submit the two sets (may be more in some cases) of plans and elevations to the Planning Division.
You submit your plans to Building and Safety Division for structural, electrical, mechanical and plumbing review.
These signs are only allowed by Special Use Permit in certain locations and subject to some restrictions.
Other Eligible Activities
The following are the permits that the Building Division issues:
The City provides funding to the Southern California Housing Rights Center to offer fair housing services to landlords, tenants, and families with children.
Southern California Housing Rights Center investigates cases of alleged housing discrimination on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, marital status, national origin, physical or mental disability, familial status, age, and sexual preference. For questions or other assistance please contact the Southern California Housing Rights Center hotline at 310-474-1667. Assistance is available in Spanish, Mandarin, English, Armenian, Portuguese and Russian.
This is a civil matter that the neighbors have to resolve through mediation or through court proceedings.
Get a checklist of project requirements from the Planning Division.
Plans must be complete and clearly drawn (not free-hand drawn) with dimensions and descriptions as to the use of the space, layout, size, materials, and colors.
If the addition with a separate entry could be deemed as a separate living quarter, a covenant will be required to be recorded with the Los Angeles County Recorder’s Office. The covenant basically states that the addition will not be used or represented by the property owner as a rental unit.
Basic information like name, address and phone number of the property owner, type of fencing material, height and length of fence, and location (e.g. front, rear or side property lines) of the fence.
A building inspection is the process where a Building Inspector inspects structures during construction for compliance with state and local Building Codes.
The checklist contains the required drawings or plans that a property owner has to submit such as the following:
1) Site Plan - indicates the size and configuration of the lot and the location of the existing and proposed buildings or projects within the lot with dimensions.
2) Floor Plan(s) - indicates the layout and sizes of the existing and proposed rooms or spaces with dimensions.
3) Building Elevations - indicates the design and height (in feet) of the building, doors and windows, balconies, eaves, gutter and downspout, the wall and roof materials or finishes, and colors.
Note: Building and Safety Division has another checklist of plan requirements. It is advisable to get their requirements at the same time you get the Planning Division checklist of project requirements.
The Community Development Block Grant is a federally funded grant program administered by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD), aimed to assist low to moderate-income communities in community development projects. Every year, each city with more than 50,000 people and each county with a population with more than 200,000 automatically receive this funding from the federal government. CDBG dollars can be used to fund community development projects such as:
It is a permit that is issued to the property owner or resident to conduct a business out of the home.
A plan review is a detailed review of construction drawings submitted by an applicant for compliance with state and local Building Codes prior to the issuance of a building permit. A plan submittal and review is required in most cases. Contact the Building Division to see if your construction project will need plan review.
The first step, before doing anything else, is to check with the Planning Division to determine if a Precise Plan of Design approval is required for your construction project. If the Precise Plan of Design is required, you will need to complete this process before submitting a Building Permit application. If a Precise Plan of Design is not required you may submit your application to the Building Division.
Building permits fee’s vary depending on the type and complexity of the project. If you would like to find out what the Building permit cost will be for your construction project call us or e-mail us and will be glad to give you a cost estimate.
Emergency Shelter Grant program funds are used to help improve the quality of existing emergency shelters for the homeless, to help make available additional emergency shelters, and to meet the costs of operating shelter and providing essential services to the homeless. The City of Inglewood contracts with two agencies that provide a provision of homeless services. These agencies are St. Margaret's Center and People Assisting the Homeless (P.A.T.H).
The Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allocates HOME Investment Partnership Act funds by formula to eligible state and local governments, including the City of Inglewood to strengthen public-private partnerships to provide more affordable housing.
Fifteen percent (15%) of HOME funds must be allocated to a Community Housing Development Organization (CHDO). The City utilizes the remaining eighty-five percent (85%) of HOME funds to expand the supply of decent, safe, sanitary, and affordable housing to very low to moderate-income persons. This is accomplished through implementation of housing programs and projects that provide assistance in the form of grants and deferred loans. HOME Program eligible costs and activities are, program administration, new housing construction, housing rehabilitation, home mortgage/purchase assistance, short term rental assistance.
For single lane driveway, the minimum width is 10 feet and the maximum width is 12 feet. For a two lane driveway, the minimum driveway is 18 feet and the maximum width is 22 feet.
The Housing Division of the Community Development Department can be reached at (310) 412-5221.
If the plans are complete and in substantial compliance with code requirements, Sign Permit would be issued over-the-counter.
The Choice Voucher program is the Federal Governments major program for assisting very low income families, the elderly and the disabled to afford decent, safe and sanitary housing that meets the requirements of the program and is not limited to units located in subsidized housing.
There is no specific kind and size of paper required for the plans. Most commonly used size is 20 inches by 30 inches or larger. Any type of paper that can be copied or blue printed is acceptable.
A Site Plan showing the location of the existing and proposed signs, elevation of the proposed signs in relation to the building, and details of the proposed signs.
Basically office use only.
CDBG funds can be used for a wide range of activities such as housing rehabilitation, code enforcement, acquisition of real property, demolition, infrastructure and public facility improvements, economic development, and social services. The primary eligibility requirement for any such activity to be funded is that the project or program principally benefits low and moderate-income persons in designated census tracts. The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) defines low and moderate income as a household that is at or below 80% of the median income for the area. These income guidelines are adjusted annually.
Only individually cut, molded or recessed letters are allowed for wall signs.
The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) offers community-based nonprofit organizations the opportunity to purchase HUD homes at discounts of up to 30 percent off the appraised value. For more information, please visit HUD’s website at: http://www.hud.gov/offices/hsg/sfh/np/np_home.cfm.
Funded programs are those that serve 51 percent low- and moderate-income neighborhoods and residents within the City of Inglewood. The majority of CDBG funds are used in acquisition, construction, engineering, planning, and economic development projects. However, the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) allows 15 percent of the City's entitlement to go toward funding "public service" (social services) programs. Such "public service" funded programs include: juvenile diversion/youth services, senior citizen services, persons with HIV/AIDS services, job training, homeless services, family violence/crime intervention and prevention services, and transitional living services. (NOTE: This list is not inclusive of all types of services that may be eligible under the CDBG Program.)
A building permit is required whenever a structure or building is erected, constructed, enlarged, altered, repaired, moved, improved, converted or demolished.
When it is determined that the proposed work or construction is in conformance with all state and local Building Codes a Building, Plumbing, Electrical or Mechanical permit will be issued.
At the Planning Division located at the 7th Floor, City Hall building, One Manchester Boulevard, or at the City’s web site address www.CityofInglewood.org
Application for a parcel map is available at the Planning Division counter.
Apply to the Planning Division and the Building and Safety Division located at the 4th Floor, City Hall building.
The application is available at the Planning Division counter.
Apply for a Business Tax Certificate at the Finance Department, Ground Floor, City Hall building, One Manchester Boulevard.
CDBG funds are available for community development projects in specific, federally mandated CDBG areas within the City of Inglewood. CDBG grants are awarded on a competitive basis to certified 501(c)(3) non-profit organizations. Request for Proposals (RFP) are made available once per year, usually during the month of May. To have your agency added to the City’s CDBG mailing list, please submit your agency’s address and contact name to: CDBG Division, One Manchester Boulevard, Suite 550, Inglewood, California, 90301 or fax requests to 310-330-5780.
You may call or see a local commercial leasing agent or you can look for the place yourself.
Contact Building and Safety Division at (310) 412-5294.
Contact a civil engineer or surveyor to do a property survey.
Individual citizens or families are not eligible for direct CDBG funds. Only certified, non-profit 501(c) (3) organizations can apply for funding. Projects and programs must benefit low- and moderate-income individuals in CDBG eligible areas. City departments can also apply to provide for improvements to public property such as streets, sidewalks and parks. For more information, please call the CDBG Division at 310-412-8800.
The Inglewood Municipal Code requires a two-car garage for each dwelling unit.