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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 sumbittals will continue to be accepted via 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 to be worn at all times during your visit.
  • Limit on Customers at Counter: Only two customers are permited at the Building/Planning/Business License Counter at one time. If two people are in the office when you arrive please wait outside in the designated line.

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)
Because we value your health and safety we will continue to accept applications online.
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 

            Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Permit Application

            Reroof Permit Application

  •  Step 2: Select the  button at the bottom of the application (when using Explorer or Edge browser) or submit the completed application as an attachment via email to Christine Martinez (cmartinez@arcadiaca.gov) and Eric Pagliotti (epagliotti@arcadiaca.gov). If you don't have Explorer please download the form, fill it out, save it and email it back to Christine and Eric. Include the jobsite address in the Subject line, and select reply all to all emails received from the City.

 

  •  Step 3: Please call us for further instructions or assistance via telephone at 626-574-5416 to complete the application process and make your payment.

 

Plan & Permit Drop-off/Pick-up: If you need to re-submit plans for corrections/revisions or pick corrections up, please call by telephone at 626-574-5416 or email Christine Martinez (cmartinez@arcadiaca.gov) and Eric Pagliotti (epagliotti@arcadiaca.gov) to pick up plans.  Resubmittals can be dropped off in our resubmittal box located outside the Building Department to the right of the main entrance.  Be sure to include two new sets and all reviewed sets when resubmitting. 

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 do not hand any documents to the Inspectors directly, all documents should be emailed to the Inspectors. If a hard copy is required, the document can be dropped off in the folder or bin located by the Building Employees Only entrance located to the right of the main entrance.

Safety Guidance for Construction Sites: An exposure control plan and safety practices must be followed to prevent any onsite worker from contracting COVID-19. Failure to comply with this guidance shall be deemed as creating unsafe conditions and may result in withheld inspections or shutting down the construction site until corrected. Please click here for more information.

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.

CONTACT INFORMATION:

Kenneth Fields, CBO, CASp
Building Official
(626) 574-5416
kfields@ArcadiaCA.gov

BUILDING STAFF:


Jeff Wang

Senior Building Inspector
(626) 574-5418
jwang@ArcadiaCA.gov

   John Zurick
   Senior Building Inspector
   (626) 574-5417
   jzurick@ArcadiaCA.gov
   Henry Kemick
   Building Inspector
   (626) 574-5413
   hkemick@ArcadiaCA.gov
Steven Roberts
Building Inspector
(626) 574-5419
sroberts@ArcadiaCA.gov

   Christine Martinez
   Senior Building Technician
   (626) 574-5449
   cmartinez@ArcadiaCA.gov

   Eric Pagliotti
   Building Technician II
   (626) 574-5448
   epagliotti@ArcadiaCA.gov

Published: June 23, 2020