The City's Community Development Department includes the Current Planning Division, Advance Planning/Redevelopment Division, Building and Safety, Geographic Information Systems (GIS) and the Office of the Director.
The Building and Safety Division issues permits for all new construction, or modifications to existing developments (commercial, residential or industrial) in the City. The permits follow the safety standards set forth in the Uniform Building Code and the City maintains a staff of inspectors who visit each job site to verify that the work has been performed to Code requirements. Adherence to the Building Code ensures that each project meets a minimum set of safety standards, which in turn helps preserve the value of the buildings and structures in Cerritos.
The City has a knowledgeable Building and Safety staff, including inspectors, clerks and a plan check engineer, who are available to assist you with whatever questions or needs you may have. If you have any questions regarding work you are considering, or other building-related concerns, please do not hesitate to contact them during regular business hours, or send an E-mail using the form below.
Requests received through this website will be responded to within 10 working days. If your request is more urgent, please call the Community Development Department at (562) 916-1201 from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.