Building & Safety Division

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Serving the public with a professional staff that assures a safe and quality-built environment. Providing an innovative approach in the adoption of building standards, distribution of information, review and inspection of building construction, and monitoring of existing properties.



Building & Safety Division Announcements

The Community Development Department continues to offer online services and encourages customers to use electronic communication whenever possible. The Community Services Building is now open by appointment only. Social distancing and safety protocols apply. To make an appointment, please email your request to or contact the office at the numbers listed below. The following services are available in person between 8:00 AM to 11:30 AM:

  • Business Licenses at (818) 238-5280
    • New applications and payment drop-off
  • Plan Check/Building Permits at (818) 238-5220
    • New applications that do not require Planning Approval

Please click here for instructions on how to submit applications online.


While the City of Burbank practices a “Prepared But Not Panicked” approach to the COVID-19 Corona Virus, we are doing all that we can to provide for the safety of Burbank citizens and City of Burbank Staff.  Building & Safety services continue to be available during the “Safer At Home” Order issued by the State of California and the County of Los Angeles.  Subject to further Orders or situational changes, the following Building & Safety services are available:

Building Inspections

Building Permits

Code Enforcement Services

Business Tax, Business License


 The Building & Safety Division comprises three teams of staff responsible for compliance with state and local codes, policies, and guidelines within the City of Burbank. 


Phone: (818) 238-5220 Email:  Fax: (818)238-5242 

This team is responsible for building plan check review of all new construction, additions, and remodels of residential, commercial and industrial properties. They issue all building, electrical, plumbing, and mechanical permits within the City, in addition to conducting construction inspections for all permits issued.


Phone: (818) 238-5280 Email:

This team administers business license/tax account applications for all businesses operating within the City of Burbank, as well as issues garage sale permits for residents. 


Phone: (818)238-5225        Weekend Hotline 7 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.: (818) 238-5283
(Sunday hotline temporarily closed due to limited staffing.)

This team is responsible for enforcement of property maintenance, zoning, building codes, and protection of private properties throughout the City. To be effective and efficient, the team relies on the corporation of residents and businesses to maintain a healthy, safe, and clean environment, while preserving the quality-of-life of the community. 


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