CITY OF HERMOSA BEACH

For general information:

Inspection Request: (310) 318-0262
General Information: (310) 318-0214
Fax Number: (310) 937-5015

City of Hermosa Beach
1315 Valley Drive
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254

Permit hours are 7:00-8:30 am, and 4:30-6pm, Monday through Thursday.

Permits:

The adoption of Building, Plumbing, Electric, and other codes is required by the state of California. The following list has been prepared as a general guide as to what does and what does not require a permit in Hermosa Beach. If in doubt, please call the Community Development Department, Building Division at (310) 318-0235.

PERMITS ARE NOT (GENERALLY) REQUIRED FOR:

  • Concrete/brick flat work
  • Painting
  • Fences/walls under 42" tall
  • Floor coverings (except in garages)
  • Interior trim
  • Counters
  • Cabinets
  • Alarm systems (check with Fire and Police Department)
  • Appliances that only need to be plugged in and connected to water (except water heaters, furnaces and air conditioners).
  • Low voltage systems such as: yard lighting, cable TV, telephone connections, lawn sprinkler timers.
  • Window replacement within existing openings and window treatments.

THE PUBLIC WORKS DEPARTMENT SHOULD BE CONSULTED FOR ANY WORK THAT APPEARS TO BE ON OR NEAR THE PUBLIC RIGHT- OF-WAY.

PLUMBING AND ELECTRIC FIXTURES:

If you are removing a fixture and installing a new fixture in the same place using the existing plumbing and electric connections, a permit is not required (exception - major appliances as noted above).

BUILDING PERMITS ARE (GENERALLY) REQUIRED FOR:

  • Any expansion of the square footage of the home, garage and/or outbuildings.
  • Re-Roof
  • Commercial signs.
  • The construction, rebuilding, replacement or alteration of any structural component- (i.e. stairs, handrails, guardrails, supporting posts and beams, studs, joists and rafters, sheer walls).
  • Opening up walls and/or ceiling cavities.
  • Any fence/wall over 42" tall (except retaining walls).
  • Any addition or alteration of plumbing (including gas) or electrical lines and connections; irrigation systems.
  • Installation of major appliances: water heaters, furnaces, air conditioners.

For a copy of the C&D Waste Reduction Report, click;
http://www.hermosabch.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=581

For a copy of the Building Permit application, click;
http://www.hermosabch.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=578

For a copy of the list of subcontractors form, click;
http://www.hermosabch.org/modules/showdocument.aspx?documentid=576

Weekly Trash:

Consolidated Disposal Service is the City''s franchise waster hauler and can assist you with completing this form and recycling your construction debris.
(562) 663-3532.

Hazardous Waste:

Types of hazardous material:

  • Batteries
  • Paint and paint products
  • Adhesives
  • Drain openers
  • Household cleaning products
  • Wood and metal cleaners and polishes
  • Herbicides and pesticides
  • Fungicides/wood preservatives
  • Automotive Products (Antifreeze, motor oil, fluids)
  • Grease and rust solvents
  • Fluorescent lamps
  • Mercury (thermometers & thermostats)
  • Cathode Ray Tubes (TV/Computer Monitors)
  • Pool & Spa Chemicals

Click here for more information of how to safely dispose of hazardous waste.

Disposal sites:

FREE PERMANENT DROP-OFF FACILITY:
S.A.F.E. COLLECTION CENTER
1400 NORTH GAFFEY ST
SAN PEDRO, CA 90021

1-800-988-6942

OPEN SATURDAYS AND SUNDAYS FROM 9:00 A.M. TO 3:00 P.M. EXCEPT HOLIDAYS AND RAINY DAYS. NOTE THAT, STARTING JULY 1, 2010, SAFE CENTERS WILL NO LONGER BE OPEN ON FRIDAYS. THERE IS A LIMIT OF SIX (6) ELECTRONIC ITEMS PER VISIT.

- OR -

HYPERION TREATMENT PLANT - S.A.F.E. COLLECTION CENTER
7660 West Imperial Highway, Gate B
Playa Del Rey, CA

1-800-988-6942

Hours of Operation: Saturdays and Sundays from 9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.

Recycling Ordinance:

Pursuant to state law and City Code, a minimum of 65% of construction and demolition debris must be recycled for all newly constructed buildings and demolition in preparation for said new construction and 50% of construction/demolition debris must be recycled and diverted from landfills for other projects. Our records indicate that you have applied for a building or demolition permit with the City of Hermosa Beach and that your project is subject to the construction debris recycling regulations. The program applies generally to new single family and multifamily construction, and new commercial developments. Most construction debris is generated during demolition of existing structures. The city''s program is aimed at diverting construction debris primarily during the demolition phase of a project. For all projects for newly constructed buildings and demolition in preparation for said new construction, no building or demolition permits will be issued unless the permit application is accompanied by a Recycling Plan indicating that 65% of the construction and demolition debris will be recycled; or that 50% of the construction/demolition debris will be recycled for other projects. A Recycling Report will be required at the completion of demolition and construction, including supporting manifests from the recycling facility showing the tonnage of material recycled. At the completion of demolition, no building permit will be issued for the property unless the required Recycling Report and manifest is submitted and approved by the City.