Building Permits

Building Permits


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This is the government office for the city of Hawthorne. Services include election information, city information lines, business licensing, building and occupancy inspections, permits, city maintenance, illegal dumping reporting, trash/garbage pick up, large item trash/garbage pickup and planning and zoning. Geographic restrictions apply for some services; business-related services are provided only for businesses located in Hawthorne.

The city provides building permits, electrical permits, mechanical permits, parking regulations enforcement, and plumbing permits for any contracted work done within city limits.

City maintenance includes street maintenance, street construction/repair, and street cleaning. Refuse collection is provided by an independent contractor. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call or walk in for information or service for a commercial or home business license. Commercial licenses are processed in 6 to 8 weeks; home licenses are processed in approximately 2 weeks. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are fixed fees for business licenses which vary. There are various fixed fees for permits and business licenses.
Application Procedure
Service Condition Fee


(310) 349-2935 (Business licenses) (310) 349-2915 (City Clerk) (310) 349-2945 (Code Enforcement) (888) 742-5234 (Bulky Item Pick Up - Republic Services) (310) 349-2948 (Non-ER Animal Control/Barking Dogs) (310) 675-4444 (ER Animal Injuries/Attacks/Dead Animal Pickup) (310) 349-1632 (Graffiti Hotline) (310) 349-2701 (Parking Enforcement/Traffic Bueau) (800) 299-4898 (Refuse Collection - Republic Services)

Service/Intake and Administration

(310) 349-2901
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