Counter Plan Check

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Project Types

Residential Projects:

  • One-story addition to a single family dwelling or duplex
  • Alteration to a single family dwelling or duplex
  • One-story accessory building constructed in accordance with the Type V sheet requirements
  • Relocation of a single family dwelling
  • Demolition of residence or accessory building
  • Low retaining wall without soil report
  • Deck
  • Use of land


  • Temporary tent or structure and temporary events
  • Sign without required structural calculations

Commercial Projects:

  • Tenant improvement with no change in use
  • Tenant improvement with change in use but with no change in parking
  • Storefront alteration
  • New door or window opening
  • Non-bearing partitions
  • Suspended ceiling
  • Disabled access improvement
  • Damage repair less than 10% of the replacement cost of the structure
  • One-story commercial demolition
  • Parapet addition or alteration
  • Awning
  • Air conditioning platform on a roof
  • Use of land for auto sales, Christmas tree sales, pumpkin sales, wrecking yards, and recycling centers 

Information Bulletins

ID   Title  
IB/P/BC 2020-039 Demolition of Buildings View
IB/P/BC 2023-014 Design and Construction of Swimming Pools View
IB/P/G1 2023-016 Definition of "Commenced Construction" and Similar Phrases View
IB/P/GI 2020-003 Express Permits (No Plan Check Required) View
IB/P/GI 2023-001 Notice to Contractors Insurance and License Requirements View
IB/P/GI 2023-006 Document Submittal Requirements for Tenant Improvement, Addition, or Alteration to An Existing Commercial/Industrial Building View
IB/P/GI 2023-007 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Multi-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2023-008 Document Submittal Requirements for an Alteration or Addition to an Existing Single-Family Dwelling or Multi-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2023-009 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Single-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2023-010 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Commercial/Industrial Building View
IB/P/GI 2023-011 Qualification Criteria for Counter Plan Check (CPC), Expanded Counter Plan Check (ECPC) & Regular Plan Check (RPC) View
IB/P/GI 2023-015 General Engineering Contractors and Demolitions View
IB/P/GI 2023-018 Computer Software Program Solutions View
IB/P/GI 2023-020 Submittal Requirements for One-Story Addition to Residential Buildings for Over-The-Counter Plan Check View
IB/P/GI 2023-021 Requirements for Changing the Use of Existing Building View
IB/P/GI 2023-022 General Notes for Single-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2023-023 List of Common Acronyms and Abbreviations Used by the City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) View
IB/P/GI 2023-024 Instructions for Preparing and Recording Covenants with the Los Angeles County Recorder's Office View
IB/P/GI 2023-025 How to Obtain Copies of City of Los Angeles Ordinances View
IB/P/GI 2023-026 Obtaining Permits to Resolve Orders View
IB/P/GI 2023-027 Guidelines for Plan Check and Permit Requirements for Solar Energy Systems View
IB/P/GI 2023-031 Document Submittal Requirements for Zoning Plan Review for a New Multi-Family Dwelling View
IB/P/GI 2023-032 Document Submittal Requirements for a New Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) Standard Plan View
IB/P/GI 2023-033 Covid-19 - Emergency Tolling of Deadlines Related to Expiration of Permits and Related Documents View
IB/P/GI 2023-035 Guidelines for Plan Check and Permit Requirements for an Outdoor Dining Area (Al Fresco) on Private Property View