Building & Safety Permits

City Hall is currently open for the public by appointment only. Applications for Permits and Licenses will continue to be available to submit online. Please click on any of the below links to access PDF versions of the permits.

Completed applications can be emailed to permits@cityofsierramadre.com. Upon receipt, a staff member will reach out for payment. Once paid, we will process the permit and email the applicant their receipt, permits and inspection record.

How the permit application works:

  1. Complete the appropriate application form.
  2. Schedule an appointment with the planning department with completed forms and any plans and required items (see below). An appointment may be scheduled between the hours of 7:30am and 2:00pm.
  3. Meet with City official to review plans and complete the Planning Application Form.

Please note that building and safety permits can only be pulled by a State of California Licensed Contractor or a Property Owner.

Contractors applying for a permit must supply the following items with every application:

  1. Proof of identification (picture I.D.)
  2. Proof of State of California Contractors’ License & Classification (pocket card)
  3. City of Sierra Madre Business License
  4. Proof of valid & current Workers’ Compensation Insurance Certificate (if required)
  5. If agent or contractor, applicants also need a notarized letter of authorization from the property owner.

Property owners applying for a permit must supply the following items with every application:

  1. Proof of identification (picture I.D.)
  2. Proof of Ownership (Grant Deed, Property Tax Statement)
  3. If Trust: Trust information showing permit holder as Trustee
  4. If Corporation, LLC or Partnership: Information verifying permit holder as President or Authorized Representative.
  5. If agent for the owner: All of the above plus a notarized letter of authorization from the owner, including the owner’s driver’s license number.
  6. Owner/Builder Affidavit  (Please review, initial and sign).

To submit construction plans for Plan Check, please complete a Plan Check Application.

Permit applications may be found here:
Plan Check, Building & Zoning Fees may be found here.