Land Use Planning and Regulation Services

Land Use Planning and Regulation Services


This is the government office for the city of South Gate. Services include a city attorney, election information, city information lines, business licensing, building and occupancy inspections, permits, city maintenance and planning and zoning. Geographic restrictions apply for some services; business-related services are provided only for businesses located in South Gate.

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

City maintenance includes street maintenance, street construction/repair, street lighting maintenance and street cleaning. APPLICATION PROCEDURE Call for information or service. Call the business license line or walk in to apply for a business license. FEES/PAYMENT SOURCE There are no fees for most services. There are fixed fees for permits and business licenses which vary according to the type of business; call for information.
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8650 California Ave.

South Gate , CA 90280 (Physical)

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Service hours
Monday through Thursday, 7:00am to 5:30pm.

Service/Intake and Administration

(323) 563-9500 (Main Number)


(323) 563-9538 (City Attorney) (323) 563-9549 (Building Inspection/Permits) (323) 563-9527 (Business Licenses) (323) 563-9599 (Housing Authority) (323) 563-9514 (Planning Department) (323) 563-9598 (Code Enforcement) (323) 563-5793 (Graffiti Hotline) (323) 563-9510 (City Clerk)

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