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Final inspections are required before building permits are issued

Updated April 6, 2020

Most home improvement projects in Cerritos require a final inspection before an official building permit can be placed on file. If a final inspection is not done, the building permit will expire and the homeowner may need to reapply at an additional cost. Homeowners with expired permits on file -- even those that are decades old -- may not receive approval for future home improvements unless the original project receives a final inspection and permit. Expired permits may also hold up real estate transactions.

Homeowners should always verify with their contractors that a final inspection has been done before they pay the final bill. 

To review the records for your home, visit the Building and Safety counter on City Hall's second floor or call (562) 916-1209.

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