Building and Safety Permit Information

data.lacity.org | Last Updated 13 Aug 2019

The Department of Building and Safety issues permits for the construction, remodeling, and repair of buildings and structures in the City of Los Angeles. Permits are categorized into building permits, electrical permits, and mechanical permits (which include plumbing, HVAC systems, fire sprinklers, elevators, and pressure vessels). Depending on the complexity of a project, a permit may be issued the same day with Express Permit or e-Permit ("No Plan Check" category), or a permit may require that the plans be reviewed ("Plan Check" category) by a Building and Safety Plan Check personnel.

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This dataset has the following 59 columns:

Column NameAPI Column NameData TypeDescriptionSample Values
Assessor Bookassessor_booktext"Book" portion of the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor "Book-Page-Parcel" number.
Assessor Pageassessor_pagetext"Page" portion of the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor "Book-Page-Parcel" number.
Assessor Parcelassessor_parceltext"Parcel" portion of the Los Angeles County Tax Assessor "Book-Page-Parcel" number.
Tracttracttext"Tract" portion of a property's legal description as recorded with the Los Angeles County Recorder.
Blockblocktext"Block" portion of a property's legal description as recorded with the Los Angeles County Recorder.
Lotlottext"Lot" portion of a property's legal description as recorded with the Los Angeles County Recorder.
Reference # (Old Permit #)reference_old_permittextA sequential reference number issued by the Cashiering System, and used to file and retrieve original paper copies.
PCIS Permit #pcis_permittextThis is the permit number assigned by the Plan Check and Inspection System as soon as an application for a permit has been filed. Before a permit is issued, the number is known as the Application Number. After the permit is issued, this same number becomes the Permit Number.
Statuslatest_statustextStatus of a permit, or of a permit application.
Status Datestatus_datecalendar_datePermit status date.
Permit Typepermit_typetextPermit application type.
Permit Sub-Typepermit_sub_typetextThe permit sub-type determines whether the permit application is for a 1 or 2 family dwelling, a multi-family dwelling, or a commercial structure.
Permit Categorypermit_categorytextPermit category is used to determine how the permit application will be handled within the LADBS public counter and regular plan check business process.
Project Numberproject_numbernumberA number used to associate a permit application with a specific construction or a development project consisting of several permit applications.
Event Codeevent_codetextAn event code, usually synonymous with a disaster code, represents permits issued related to repairing, demolishing, or rebuilding structures damaged from a disaster.
Initiating Officeinitiating_officetextOffice location where the permit application is initiated, not necessarily issued.
Issue Dateissue_datecalendar_datePermit issue date.
Address Startaddress_startnumberBeginning house number of property address on permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 N Main Ave", Address Start is 200. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Address Start is 202.
Address Fraction Startaddress_fraction_starttextBeginning fraction of property address on permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 N Main Ave", Address Fraction Start is null. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Address Fraction Start is 1/4.
Address Endaddress_endnumberEnding house number of property address on permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 N Main Ave", Address End is 200. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Address End is 204.
Address Fraction Endaddress_fraction_endtextEnding house number fraction of property address on permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 N Main Ave", Address Fraction End is null. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Address Fraction End is 1/2.
Street Directionstreet_directiontextStreet direction of property address for permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 Main Ave", Street Direction is null. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Street Direction is N.
Street Namestreet_nametextStreet name of property address for permit application.
Street Suffixstreet_suffixtextStreet suffix of property address for permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 Main Ave", Street Suffix is Ave. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Street Suffix is St.
Suffix Directionsuffix_directiontextStreet suffix direction of property address for permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 N Main Ave", Suffix Direction is null. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Suffix Direction is SE.
Unit Range Startunit_range_starttextBeginning unit number of property address on permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 N Main Ave, #1-#8", Unit Range Start is #1. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Unit Range Start is null.
Unit Range Endunit_range_endtextEnding unit number of property address on permit application. Example 1: For "200 - 200 N Main Ave, #1-#8", Unit Range End is #8. Example 2: For "202 1/4 - 204 1/2 N Main St SE", Unit Range End is null.
Zip Codezip_codenumberZip code of property address for permit application.
Work Descriptionwork_descriptiontextDescribes the work to be performed under the permit application.
ValuationvaluationnumberThe property/structure valuation amount is used to calculate the building permit fee and all fees calculated as percentage of the building fee. For all building permit types, except for Grading, the valuation is measured in dollars. For Grading permit applications, the valuation is measured in cubic yards of soil removed or added.
Floor Area-L.A. Zoning Code Definitionfloor_area_l_a_zoning_code_definitionnumberFloor area as defined in the Los Angeles Zoning Code.
# of Residential Dwelling Unitsof_residential_dwelling_unitsnumberNumber of dwelling units for a residential building.
# of Accessory Dwelling Units_of_accessory_dwelling_unitsnumberNumber of accessory dwelling units for a residential building.
# of Storiesof_storiesnumberNumber of stories.
Contractor's Business Namecontractors_business_nametextIf applicable, the contractor's business name.
Contractor Addresscontractor_addresstext"Street address" portion of contractor's address.
Contractor Citycontractor_citytext"City" portion of contractor's address.
Contractor Statecontractor_statetext"State" portion of contractor's address.
License Typelicense_typetextContractor's license type (class code).
License #licensenumberContractor's license number.
Principal First Nameprincipal_first_nametextFirst name of the contractor or personnel currently associated with the license.
Principal Middle Nameprincipal_middle_nametextMiddle name of the contractor or personnel currently associated with the license.
Principal Last Nameprincipal_last_nametextLast name of the contractor or personnel currently associated with the license.
License Expiration Datelicense_expiration_datecalendar_dateContractor license expiration date.
Applicant First Nameapplicant_first_nametextFirst name of the permit applicant.
Applicant Last Nameapplicant_last_nametextLast name of the permit applicant.
Applicant Business Nameapplicant_business_nametextIf applicable, permit applicant's business name.
Applicant Address 1applicant_address_1textThe street address portion of the permit applicant's address.
Applicant Address 2applicant_address_2textThe unit portion of the permit applicant's address.
Applicant Address 3applicant_address_3textThe city and state of the permit applicant's address.
ZonezonetextThe designated zone of the property or lot that determines the allowed use, maximum height, allowable area, required yards, and any other requirements specific to the property or lot.
OccupancyoccupancytextOccupancy is the approved use for the structure.
Floor Area-L.A. Building Code Definitionfloor_area_l_a_building_code_definitionnumberFloor area as defined in the Los Angeles Building Code.
Census Tractcensus_tracttextA geographic area for population-related analysis.
Council Districtcouncil_districttextThe City of Los Angeles council district that has jurisdiction over the property.
Latitude/Longitudelocation_1locationGPS location point.
Applicant Relationshipapplicant_relationshiptext
Existing Codeexisting_codetext
Proposed Codeproposed_codetext