Special Announcement – New Building Codes Become Effective on January 1, 2017

Construction Inspections
Once a building permit is granted, inspections for the work are required. This is the process that helps assure that the work is being done according to building code safety and seismic standards. You or your contractor must request an inspection when work has progressed to any of the required inspection points indicated on your permit. Do not cover anything before it is inspected.

To request an INSPECTION ONLINE, please click on the top icon, to be directed to the City of Gardena’s Permits & Inspection System page. Please have the following information available in order to process your request:

  • Address of the Job
  • Type of Inspection Needed
  • Permit Number
  • Indicate a morning or afternoon inspection
  • Name and Telephone Number where you can be reached between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m.

To request an inspection by phone, please contact the Community Development Department at (310) 217-9530 during our regular phone hours, (Monday through Thursday from 7:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. and Fridays from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m). Calls received after regular phone hours will be returned the following business day to confirm your inspection request. Please provide the following information:

  • Name
  • Phone number where you can be reached
  • Permit Number
  • Inspection type

** Calls received after phone hours do not guarantee an inspection will be scheduled the following business day. Inspections can also be scheduled online by visiting

Construction Debris and Other Building Materials Removal
WRG (Waste Resource of Gardena) is the only authorized hauler for construction/demolition/grading projects in the city of Gardena. Using any other hauler for any construction related project listed above will result in legal action and fines. WRG’s customer service number is (310) 366-7600.

Construction Hours
All construction related activity is restricted to the hours of 7:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m., Monday through Friday; and 9:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. on Saturday. No construction activity is permitted on Sundays OR any of the following legally observed holidays: Memorial Day, Fourth of July, Labor Day, Thanksgiving, Christmas Day and New Year’s Day.

Construction Site Signage
Prior to beginning of grading, demolition or construction activity, at least one 12″X18″ weatherproof sign must be posted on each street frontage of the project site at a location acceptable to the building inspector, showing working hours, name and emergency phone number of the contractor.

Construction Site Security
All construction sites are required to be secured from unauthorized access with an eight foot (8′) chain link fence covered with a windscreen.

Best Practices for Construction Activities:

  • All persons working at the site should obtain, read and understand the Best Management Practices pamphlet for the type(s) of construction being done.
  • Stockpiles of soil, demolition debris, cement, sand, top soil, etc. must be covered with waterproof material or bermed to prevent being washed off site.
  • Fuels, oils, paints, solvents, and other liquid materials must be kept inside bermed areas. Spills must not be washed to the street.
  • Waste concrete cannot be washed into street, storm drain catch basins, or public right-of-way. All dust and slurry from concrete cutting must be removed using a wet-dry vacuum or equivalent.
  • Trash and other construction solid wastes must be placed in a covered trash receptacle.
  • Eroded soil from disturbed slopes must be contained using berms, silt fences, setting basins, or good erosion management practices such as reseeding.
  • Wash water from cleaning construction vehicles and equipment must be kept on-site within a containment area.


“We have enjoyed an excellent relationship for over 20 years with the City of Gardena’s Economic Development Department. Their team of professionals have provided us with attentiveness, resources and are always available to help facilitate developments on our end.”


Hustler Casino
“The City of Gardena views themselves as “partners” in creating what’s best for the City. They work hand in hand with the developer to insure the City gets the best possible project for their citizens.”


G3 Urban
“The City Government has always been receptive to our business’s needs. The City offers incentives, an excellent quality-of-life for all its citizens and an attractive talent pool of people from diverse backgrounds.”


Gardena Nissan
"Gardena is a clear leader in the South Bay. Since moving our business here, the City has maintained safe and clean neighborhoods for us to business in.”


Southwest Offset Printing
“Gardena is a vibrant place to do business and is a great place to live and call home. It is a great city with a solid pro-business government and a great well tenured City council.”


MOP Consulting
“The City of Gardena is an outstanding place for a business to grow. The business-friendly environment, experience amongst the Economic Development team and key location are excellent reasons why businesses continue to thrive here.”


Keller Williams


Contact the Gardena Economic Development Department at (310) 217-9533