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Guide to the City's Building Permit Process

Click here to download a PDF of a guide to the permitting process in Covina. An appointment with the appropriate professional staff is the best way to assure your project gets off to a good start.


To prepare for obtaining a permit,  print and complete these three required forms before you visit the Building and Safety Section counter at City Hall:

Additional Handouts

In addition to the required forms, the following handouts provide additional information about specific types of projects:

The Special Inspector Registration Form is for use by building industry professionals only.

Sign Must Be Posted at all Residential Construction Sites

The City of Covina has formally approved the  Covina Residential Public Noticing Program. The program is intended to provide communication tools to inquire about and provide verification of building projects taking place in neighborhoods. Public notification signs must be visibly posted and maintained within the front yard by the contractor and/or property owner during construction. The following types of residential improvements are examples of when signage is required:Covina_Yard_Sign_Protected

1. New Buildings
2. Building Additions
3. Building Alterations
4. Swimming Pools/Spas
5. Patio Covers/Gazebos/Porches

This sign program became effective on July 1, 2008. The signs will indicate that the project has been reviewed, approved, and will be inspected periodically by the City to verify compliance with State and Municipal Codes.

The signs also provide the contact information for key persons involved in the project to report potential noise disturbances. If initial contact fails to resolve the noise problem, the Building and Safety Section telephone number is also provided to report continuing  concerns and request appropriate enforcement. For additional information,  contact the Building and Safety Section at 626-384-5460.

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