Building & Safety Permits

How the permit application works:

  1. Complete a Permit Worksheet
  2. Schedule an appointment or visit the planning department with completed permit worksheet and required items (see below). Office hours are Monday -Thursday from 7:30am – 2:00pm
  3. Meet with City official to review plans and complete the Planning Application Form.

Please note that building and safety permits can only be pulled by a State of California Licensed Contractor or a Property Owner.

Contractors applying for a permit must supply the following items with every application:

  1. Proof of identification (picture I.D.)
  2. Proof of State of California Contractors’ License & Classification (pocket card)
  3. City of Sierra Madre Business License
  4. Proof of valid & current Workers’ Compensation Insurance Certificate (if required)
  5. If agent or contractor, applicants also need a notarized letter of authorization from the property owner.

Property owners applying for a permit must supply the following items with every application:

  1. Proof of identification (picture I.D.)
  2. Proof of Ownership (Grant Deed, Property Tax Statement)
  3. If Trust: Trust information showing permit holder as Trustee
  4. If Corporation, LLC or Partnership: Information verifying permit holder as President or Authorized Representative.
  5. If agent for the owner: All of the above plus a notarized letter of authorization from the owner, including the owner’s driver’s license number.
  6. Owner/Builder Affidavit  (Please review, initial and sign).

Plan Check, Building & Zoning Fees may be found here