Property standards are established to protect the health, safety, and well-being of the community by working to reverse and alter deteriorating trends.
Housing lawsand building codes are sets of regulations that govern the design, construction, alteration and maintenance of structures. The Los Angeles Department of Housing and Community Investment (HCIDLA) promotes compliance with property regulations by enforcing statutory laws, building maintenance codes and ordinances that directly affect health, safety and well-being, thus contributing to your overall quality of life in the city of Los Angeles. In order to build, alter or repair private property in buildings in the city of Los Angeles, an LADBS permit is required. The purpose of existing building regulations in Los Angeles is to establish minimum standards to regulate and encourage the proper maintenance and use of existing buildings, structures and facilities in order to protect life, physical integrity, health, property and public welfare.
Industrial waste from Los Angeles County, the Los Angeles County Health Department and other agencies may need to be taken into account when constructing a building or other structure. The City of Los Angeles Green Building Code is codified in the Los Angeles Municipal Code, Chapter IX, Article 9.The Building Code of the City of Los Angeles is codified in the Los Angeles Municipal Code, Chapter IX, Article I. The purpose of the Los Angeles Electrical Code is to reduce the risk to personnel and the risk of fire from electrical causes. The purpose of the Los Angeles Plumbing Code is to safeguard health, life, property and public welfare by regulating the design, alteration, construction, installation, repair and quality of plumbing materials, fire sprinklers, rainwater pipes, vertical pipes, underground drainage pipes, underground drainage pipes, swimming pool pipes, recycled water pipes, underground fire protection pipes, and gray water piping systems. The Electricity Code of the City of Los Angeles is codified in the Los Angeles Municipal Code, chapter IX, article 3.The Housing Code of the City of Los Angeles is codified in the Los Angeles Municipal Code, chapter XVI, article I. The purpose of the Los Angeles Housing Code is to remedy the existence or prevent the development of dangerous, substandard or unhealthy and deficient residential buildings and housing units; and it is in the interest of the health, safety, and well-being of the people of Los Angeles.
The purpose of the Los Angeles Green Building Code is to improve public health, safety, and overall well-being by improving the design and construction of buildings through the use of building concepts that reduce negative impact and promote sustainable building practices. The Mechanical Code of the City of Los Angeles is codified in the Los Angeles Municipal Code, chapter IX, article 5.The purpose of the Los Angeles Mechanical Code is to safeguard life, health, property and public welfare by regulating the design, construction, installation, alteration, repair, quality of materials, location, operation and maintenance of heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration equipment and other miscellaneous heat-producing appliances. Building Services is responsible for reviewing building plans to verify that they comply with building codes; issuing permits; inspecting building construction; managing and enforcing building building codes; ensuring compliance with health and safety regulations; and providing general construction information. An online mapping system that shows zoning information for parcels within the city of Los Angeles can also be used as a reference.