Community Development

Community Development

The Community Development Department is committed to the three “C”s of customer service: collaboration, courtesy, and cooperation. The department is comprised of five divisions: Planning, Building and Safety, Community Improvement, Housing, and Film and Art. The Community Development Department provides staff services to the Planning Commission, Cultural Heritage Commission, Public Art Commission, and the Design Review Board. We are a quality-of-life department, managing planning activities and development review for the built environment in South Pasadena.

Appointment Requests

Appointment requests can be made to meet with a Planner, Permit Tech, or Inspector for general planning and building inquiries, discuss entitlement or permitting process, verify zoning, or permit inquiries. Appointments are not intended for detailed plan reviews. Appointment requests may not be approved or may be canceled due to staffing availability. The City may limit one 30-minute appointment per person (or per address/location) per day.

To request an appointment, please use the following links and contact information. The online appointment calendar is the quickest way to check available times and reserve your spot.

Planning Appointment Requests
View the Planning Appointment Calendar (ADU applications shall be submitted to

Building Permit Technician, Inspector Office Appointments
View the Building & Safety Division Appointment Calendar, email, or call (626) 403-7224.

Building Plan Checker -- Virtual Appointments Only
To schedule an appointment, please view the Building & Safety Virtual Plan Check Counter Calendar

Code Enforcement
Code Enforcement does not have a public counter. Please email or call (626) 403-7225 to report concerns or make a request.

Historic Landmarks and Districts Map

Click here to view this map on Google Maps.