Why do I need an inspection?

Inspections allow the City to ensure the safety of buildings. Multiple inspections may be necessary at various points in the project so that the inspector can view components that may be covered during subsequent construction.

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1. How do I know if I live within the City of San Gabriel boundaries or LA County?
2. How long does it take to review plans for a building plan check?
3. I have an inspection scheduled. When can I find out the time the inspector will be coming out?
4. How soon will I be able to schedule an inspection after I call?
5. What department is responsible for scheduling occupancy inspections?
6. Do my permits or plans ever expire?
7. Where can I find a copy of the city's municipal code?
8. What year/version of the building codes have been adopted and are currently being enforced by the City?
9. Is a City permit required for re-roofing?
10. What are the plan check fees?
11. Why do I need an inspection?
12. What if I make changes to the approved plans?
13. What are different types of inspections?