Permits / Applications for Home Improvements
Updated August 10, 2016
City planning approval by the Current Planning Division is required for residential additions, remodels, paint color, landscaping, and other physical features to ensure compliance with the Cerritos Municipal Code. For building renovations and new construction, a building permit issued by the Building and Safety Division is also required. If you are planning to make any physical modifications to your home or property, please contact the Department of Community Development at (562) 916-1201 to learn about required approvals and permits.
To check the status of an existing building permit or request a permit inspection, contact the Building and Safety Division at (562) 916-1209.
For a detailed guide of necessary forms and applications required for projects, please click the link provided below:
Below is a list of permit applications available for download and other helpful information:
Planning Applications and Information
Cerritos GIS Mapping Tool (property information and planning approval history)
Covenant and Agreement Regarding Solar Energy System Installation and Removal (PDF)
(See the Residential Solar Energy System Application, Section 3.4, for applicability and instructions.)
Building and Safety Permit Applications and Information
These must be accompanied by building plans and other applications as required.
Print, complete, and sign the application above for your project and bring it to the Department of Community Development for review, along with any required plans and attachments. Copies of these applications are also available at the Department of Community Development in City Hall.