Building and Safety

The Building and Safety Business Unit ensures the health and welfare of the residents of Rosemead by regulating the construction, use, and occupancy of buildings. It continues a tradition that can be traced through recorded U.S. history for over 4,000 years in which people have become increasingly aware of their ability to avoid the catastrophic consequences of building construction failure. Today's codes are possible because of their efforts and the collaboration of building code officials and key segments of the construction industry. The Rosemead Building Department ensures that the standards set by these codes for construction are met through plan review, permit issuance and on-site inspections.

By reviewing plans, the city is able to make sure a project meets code requirements and is safe before construction starts. It does so by processing permits and reviewing code compliance for structural, architectural, grading and fire safety as shown on submitted plans. This service saves the builder from costly mistakes that could be made during construction and lends the additional expertise of a construction professional to the project. The Plan Check division makes every effort to ensure quality and timely processing of all construction documents.

The inspection ensures that the work conforms to the permit, local codes, and the submitted plans. This is an additional protection for the consumer since it provides a check that the contractor is following the project guidelines. The Inspection division is proud both of its technical proficiency and high productivity.