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Building Permit Center

The Building Division is now open to the public during our regular business hours: Plan checks and permits are accepted during the following hours: Monday-Thursday, 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., and on alternate Fridays from 7:30  a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Electronic submittals will no longer be accepted via email except for the ones listed below.  Please follow the instructions below. Prior to your visit, please review the Keep Arcadia Safe guidelines, and contact the Building Division at (626) 574-5416 if you have any questions.  

Preparing for your visit: To adhere to social distancing protocols and to provide a safe workplace for both our customers and staff, the following safety procedures have been enacted: 

  • Face Mask/Face Covering: A face mask or face covering will be required only for those not vaccinated and is to be worn at all times during your visit.
  • Limit on Customers at Counter: Only customers currently being helped may be at the counter, if not being helped please wait outside until a Building Officer is available to assist you.

Please do not visit if you or someone in your household are exhibiting any COVID-19 symptoms including fever, cough, and/or difficulty breathing. For more information regarding the City of Arcadia’s response to COVID-19 along with future updates regarding City events and services, please visit us at ArcadiaCA.gov or contact us at (626) 574-5401.

 We look forward to assisting you.

 Online Submittal Process (Response to COVID-19)*Updated June 24, 2021)
Because we value your health and safety, we will continue to accept only the following applications online.
Applications are processed in the order they are received. 

  • Simple permits- Electrical service upgrades, water heaters, sewer repairs, miscellaneous sub permits
  • Roof permits- (Please include the approved ARB form if in a Homeowner’s Association) 
  • Fire permits- Please include the valuation and number of devices, sprinkler heads or nozzles)
  • Solar permits- These are processed in the order they are received. Don't forget to include wire calculations, structural calculations for tile roofs and electrical load calculations when derating a service panel.  

Follow the three steps below and we will process your application via email.

  • Step 1: Please complete one of the following applications:

            Building Plan Review & Permit Application  (Use this application for Fire submittals)

            Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Permit Application

            Reroof Permit Application

  •  Step 2: Select the  button at the bottom of the application(This option works when using Edge or Explorer). If using Chrome or another browser please submit the completed application as an attachment via email to Christine Martinez (cmartinez@arcadiaca.gov) and Eric Pagliotti (epagliotti@arcadiaca.gov). Include the jobsite address in the Subject line.  If submitting for a Fire Permit please include the number of heads, devices or nozzles.
  •  Step 3: Wait for a response from Eric or Christine.  Due to the high volume of permits received via email please be patient.  We will contact you when your permit is processed and to assist you in making your payment over the phone.

 Building Inspections:  Building inspections are being conducted without interruption at this time. For your protection as well as ours, we ask that our contractors and homeowners please respect the 6 foot social distancing rule when our Inspectors are on site.  

Please call (626) 574-5450 or schedule your inspection online by selecting “Building Inspection Request” on the left side of this page before 4 p.m. to ensure a next day inspection.

 Thank you for your cooperation.

Building and construction-related matters are channeled through the Building Services Division, which is responsible for the implementation and enforcement of City and state codes relating to the construction, remodeling, alteration, repair and demolition of buildings and structures located within the City of Arcadia.

The purpose of such codes is to provide minimum standards to safeguard public safety, property, and welfare by regulating and controlling the numerous factors involved with development. To ensure that construction work complies with applicable codes, the City requires comprehensive plans for most types of projects and inspections are conducted at periodic stages of the work.

City staff strives to provide quick and accurate construction project plan review and permit issuance services and will do everything possible to assist you in processing your application. Although staff does not provide design services, the City provides technical handouts and interprets codes to assist you in obtaining approval and permits for your project. 

Plan Check Process

For additional assistance, please contact the Building Services Division at (626) 574-5416_.


To request a Building Inspection, please visit the City of Arcadia Resource Center or submit a request here

Inspector Office Hours:
Monday - Thursday
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Friday (Closed Alternate Fridays)
7:30 a.m. - 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Permit and Plan Check Hours:
Monday - Thursday
Permits and Plan Checks are issued until 5:00 p.m.

Friday (Closed Alternate Fridays)
Permits and Plan Checks are issued until 4:00 p.m.


Kenneth Fields, CBO, CASp
Building Official
(626) 574-5416


Jeff Wang

Senior Building Inspector
(626) 574-5418

   John Zurick
   Senior Building Inspector
   (626) 574-5417
   Henry Kemick
   Building Inspector
   (626) 574-5413
Building Inspector
(626) 574-5419

   Christine Martinez
   Senior Building Technician
   (626) 574-5449

   Eric Pagliotti
   Building Technician II
   (626) 574-5448

Published: October 13, 2021