Building Handouts/Forms

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The City of Downey, in order to ensure compliance with all the applicable building codes and city regulations, has developed and/or provided the following informational handouts and code guidelines. These are designed to help you in obtaining the proper approvals and permits.

Some designs are more complicated and go beyond the scope of the city standard handouts and will require further design and/or engineering provided by a design professional.

A building permit may be issued only to a California licensed contractor or as an owner-builder living in a single-family residence. Permits for commercial, industrial or multiple residential projects (townhomes, condominiums, apartments, duplexes, etc.) are only issued to California licensed contractors.

Outside Agency Resource/Contact List

The City of Downey provides a listing of outside agencies that may have a potential to impact your project or have required review and/or fee requirements. During the submittal process, the applicable outside agencies will be identified and their requirements explained. Outside agencies are determined by the project scope, on a case by case basis.

City Of Downey Building Standard Handouts

Please note: these handouts reflect the current 2013 codes.

Application for Permit

General Handouts

Permit Forms

Submittal Requirements

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