Building and Safety Division

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South Elevation of the San Gabriel Mission
U.S. Department of the Interior, Office of National Parks, Building, and Reservations
Branch of Plans and Design


The Building and Safety Division provides plan checking and building inspection services. The division's goal is to protect the people who live and work in the City through review of construction plans before work begins and then by monitoring the work through completion. The Building and Safety Division is responsible for enforcing the California Building, Plumbing, Electrical and Mechanical codes, the San Gabriel Municipal Code, and other pertinent provisions of the State, Federal and County health codes. They also retain a history of permit records for properties within the city.

The 2013 Building Codes Currently in Effect January 1, 2014 until December 31, 2016


California’s building codes are applicable to all new applications submitted between this 3-year period.

New 2016 Building Codes Coming Soon! Effective January 1, 2017

In compliance with State law, the California Building Standards Code is revised and updated every three (3) years. The newest edition of the California Building Standards Code is the 2016 edition which is currently undergoing the adoption process and will take effect on January 1, 2017. The City of San Gabriel is required by the State to enforce the new codes.