City of Los Angeles

Bureau of engineering

Development Services Procedures Manual


The following links are related to the current COVID-19 Pandemic:

  1. City of Los Angeles Continuity of Operations Plan for Development Services Centers
  2. Bureau of Engineering Supplement to the City of LA Continuity of Operations Plan for Development Services Centers
  3. Emergency Orders and Memorandum from Mayor Eric Garcetti Pertaining to COVID-19


This site contains process and procedures documents for both Bureau of Engineering (BOE) staff and the public to reference for permit related services.  This is a "living" document which is being managed and updated on a regular basis with new and improved information.  This site is managed by the BOE Permit Case Management (PCM) Team and can be reached at

Subject Matter Experts for each particular permit or process can be found by clicking the "Fly Out" or "Hamburger" menu on the top right of the screen.

Questions about permit specific items should be addressed to the appropriate District office.  The following are the current BOE District Offices:

Central District Office:
201 N. Figueroa Street, 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90012-2601
(213) 482-7030
Fax: (213) 482-7007

West Los Angeles District Office
1828 Sawtelle Blvd., 3rd Floor
Los Angeles, CA 90025-5516
(310) 575-8384
Fax: (310) 575-8631

Harbor District Office:  
638 Beacon Street, Suite 402
San Pedro, CA 90731
(310) 732-4677
Fax: (310) 732-4670

Valley District Office:
6262 Van Nuys Blvd., Suite 251
Van Nuys, CA 91401-2615
Fax: (818)374-4615

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