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Permitting System Out of Service

Please note our permitting system will be closed for maintenance as we transition to a new and improved system starting Thursday, November 2 through Sunday, November 5. 


During this time, our staff will not have access to any records in the permitting system or the ability to issue new building permits. 


The Permit Center will still be open during this time to assist customers with questions. You may still submit a paper permit application and plan submittal. Staff will enter your paper application into the new digital permitting system once it goes live. Building inspections scheduled prior to the maintenance period will still be honored.


If you have any questions or concerns, please contact the Building & Safety Office at (661) 255-4935. 



City of Santa Clarita Recognized as "Most Business-Friendly City" of 2016

Business Friendly City Award 2016

The Los Angeles County Economic Development Corporation (LAEDC) has recognized the City of Santa Clarita as the "Most Business-Friendly City" of 2016. The City was praised for our collaborative approach which "...cuts through red tape, streamlines permits, and ultimately provides more efficiency for local businesses." Building & Safety is proud to enforce the City's Building Codes in a manner that achieves compliance, while also providing expeditious, fair, and flexible service to our customers.  The City of Santa Clarita was the winner of this award in 2008, and a finalist in 2006, 2007, 2014, and 2015.



NOTICE:  All single-user restrooms shall be designated as unisex (i.e. "all-gender").

California Health and Safety Code Section 118600 states: "All single-user toilet facilities in any business establishment, place of public accommodation, or state or local government agency shall be identified as all-gender toilet facilities by signage that complies with Title 24 of the California Code of Regulations, and designated for use by no more than one occupant at a time or for family or assisted use."  Click here for a useful information bulletin from the Division of the State Architect (DSA).



NOTICE: Mudslide / Erosion Information

Many areas of the Santa Clarita Valley are located in hillside areas prone to erosion or mudslides during periods of heavy rains. Uncontrolled erosion can often lead to major slope failures and significant property damage. 

Click here for more information.

See also: Homeowners Guide for Flood, Debris and Erosion Control



NOTICE:  SB 407 (2009) Requirements for Water-Conserving Plumbing Fixtures.

Effective January 1, 2014, Senate Bill 407 requires a building permit applicant to replace all noncompliant plumbing fixtures in properties built and available for use on or before January 1, 1994, with water-conserving plumbing fixtures as a condition for approval of a final building permit for building alterations or improvements. 

SB 407 Informational Handout

SB 407 Affidavit

NOTICE: Construction Permit Placard

Effective immediately, permits issued through Building & Safety will receive a 12x18 placard that must be placed prominently at the primary entrance to the work site or in a prominent location visible to the public. City inspections will only occur at sites with this sign posted in public view. Please see the attached placard sample. For more information, contact Building & Safety.

NOTICE: AB1953 Requirements for Lead Content in Plumbing Fixtures, Fittings, and Piping

Effective January 1, 2010, plumbing fixtures or fittings intended to dispense water that may be used for human consumption, which contains more than 0.25% lead, are not permitted to be sold or installed anywhere within the State of California. Please see the attached handout for additional information.

NOTICE: Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA)

The Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), which came into effect on January 26, 1992, is a federal civil rights law that prohibits discrimination against people with disabilities in everyday activities. All businesses, even those that do not serve the public, must comply with these federal ADA Standards regardless of whether the building is/is not being remodeled, renovated, or altered. New buildings and existing buildings that are being remodeled, renovated, or altered must also comply with the state accessibility requirements in addition to the federal ADA Standards. The City of Santa Clarita only enforces the state accessibility requirements. The federal ADA Standards are enforced by the Department of Justice. For more information, please visit the Department of Justice ADA Business Connection page at