Building & Safety Division

Building & Safety Division

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Home Energy Renovation Opportunity (HERO)

Fuel Modification Plan Applicability Map

Residents should always call 811 before digging

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Building and Safety is a division of the Community Development Department. The Division provides the overall coordination of functions relative to building construction including: plan check; permit issuance (building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, green building, residential, and energy standards); building inspection and enforcement of state and local building codes. The City contracts with the County of Los Angeles to provide the employees and expertise to perform this function. You may download the initial worksheet for permit application here.

The City has adopted by reference, with certain exceptions, the 2017 Los Angeles County Building and 2017 Los Angeles County Fire codes. These codes are modified from the basic statewide 2016 California Building and Fire codes. The augmented codes to be adopted are:

Title 26 - Building

Title 27 - Electrical

Title 28 - Plumbing

Title 29 - Mechanical

Title 30 - Residential

Green Building Standards: The City HAS ADOPTED THE 2016 statewide version of the CALGreen ordinance.

LCF Building Code



For plan check you typically need complete sets of plans, structural calculations and energy reports to be submitted online with the application.

Building & Safety Counter Hours

 Monday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 Tuesday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 Wednesday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 Thursday 7:30 AM - 11:00 AM
 Friday 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM

To schedule an inspection related to a current permit, login to ConnectLCF portal, select the permit and request the inspection online.  Inspection, request, will only be availble when the project is ready for an inspection.


City has moved to online applications and submitalls only.  Please visit the ConnectLCF page for more information.


The City of La Cañada Flintridge is a participant in the HERO Program. HERO is an acronym that stands for: Home Energy Renovation Opportunity.

Through partnership with the La Canada Flintridge, HERO is available to you as an affordable way to make energy efficient, water efficient, and renewable energy upgrades to your home. HERO offers low-fixed interest rates and flexible payment terms of up to 20 years, with repayments made through your property taxes. You can use HERO to finance energy efficient projects that can increase your property value, lower your monthly utility bills, make you more comfortable in your home and contribute to making your community more energy independent. HERO is available for a wide array of home energy products, such as the list below:

  • Windows, Skylights, & Doors
  • Heating, Ventilation, & Air Conditioning
  • Solar Panels
  • Roofing & Insulation
  • Water Heating
  • Artificial Turf
  • Drip Irrigation
  • Electric Vehicle Charging Stations


To find a HERO registered contractor in your area or to apply, call the HERO Hotline at 855-HERO-411 (855-437-6411) or visit:


The entire City of La Cañada Flintridge is designated as being within the Very High Fire Hazard Severity Zone. This effects the requirements of the Building Code when applying for permits. It also means that the City follows the requirements of the Los Angeles County Fuel Modification Plan Guidelines within the mountainous areas of the City. The City has been divided into two fuel modification zones: in the following maps, the red lots are the area where the Guidelines must be followed; and the white lots are the area where the Guidelines DO NOT APPLY. The zones are depicted on the following two maps: the north half of the City and the south half of the City.


The City, urges residents to call 811 prior to any digging project. 

When calling 811, homeowners and professional contractors are connected with an area one-call center, which will then notify the appropriate underground utility companies of the intent to dig.  Professional locators are then sent to the requested dig site to mark the location of underground lines with flags, spray paint or both.  Learn more about the 811 process, and what the flags and paint mean, by visiting Dig Alert

The depth of utility lines can vary for a number of reasons, such as erosion, previous digging projects and uneven surfaces.  Every digging project no matter how large or small warrants a call to 811, and, it’s the law.  Visit Dig Alert to learn more.