LADBS Acronyms & Definitions

  With the variety of acronyms and abbreviations used by the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS), it can be a challenge for those not used to working with the department to make sense of who, what or how permit applications or comments should be processed.   The city does offer a glossary that […]

How to Accelerate Construction Timelines in the City of Los Angeles

Los Angeles’ Early Start Permit Program Explained In the dynamic landscape of Los Angeles construction, time is often as critical a resource as the materials that frame the city’s skyline. Recognizing the need to streamline project timelines without compromising on safety and compliance, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) offers a solution: […]

What Projects Qualify for Los Angeles Expedited Plan Check Reviews?

If you’re working on a construction project in Los Angeles, you may be eligible for the city’s expedited plan check services – Counter Plan Check (CPC) and Expanded Counter Plan Check (ECPC).  These options can significantly speed up the plan review and permit issuance process compared to the Regular Plan Check (RPC) route.  But, not […]

Securing Sign Permits in Los Angeles: Rules and Procedures

In the sprawling cityscape of Los Angeles, signage serves as a beacon for businesses looking to attract foot traffic and awareness.  From the city’s perspective, if left unchecked, it can ruin the urban aesthetics and potentially lead to unsafe conditions for the public.  As a result, the Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety has […]