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The Building Division enforces safety, health, welfare and property maintenance standards for both public and private development, and provides construction management oversight for public construction. It is divided into three sections: Building, Community Enhancement, and Building Construction.
Utilizing the California Building Codes, the Building Section is responsible for insuring that all private developments within the city conform to construction and safety standards through comprehensive plan review, permit issuance, and inspection. Proper compliance with approved plans is obtained through field inspections associated with this work.
Building Division forms can be printed out, filled in, and returned to the counter of the Building Division. These forms can be found here.
The Community Enhancement Section enforces the City's Municipal Codes. They insure all residential and commercial properties are maintained properly through field inspections and by responding to citizens' complaints. This section also ensures that hazards associated with unsafe conditions, such as un-maintained swimming pools, are abated. If warranted, legal cases are initiated to obtain compliance for violations of the West Covina Municipal Code. Call (626) 939-8426 with any questions or concerns regarding code enforcement issues. The City of West Covina Property Maintenance Standards Brochure is available here.
The Building Construction Section administers and oversees the application of California Public Contract Law and Standard Specifications for Public Works Construction to construct, remodel, and renovate City-owned buildings and structures