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Building Inspection

Welcome to the Building Inspectors' webpage, your resource for navigating construction and safety standards in the City of Beverly Hills. Our dedicated inspectors ensure that every structure aligns with applicable codes, fostering a safe and resilient city. All development projects with a valid building permit require inspections by a building inspector to ensure that construction progresses according to approved plans and minimum code requirements. Review BHMC 9-1-111 and BHMC 9-1-107 for additional information.



Schedule/cancel an Inspection Online or By Phone

Online Scheduling (up to 10 days in advance)CitySmart 

For instructions on how to schedule and cancel online inspections, please view our step-by-step Online Inspection Guide.

  • To request a building inspection, visit us online using our CitySmart system, or
  • Use the automated system at (310) 285-2534 (BLDG).
  • Inspections may be scheduled up to ten (10) days in advance.
  • A limited number of next-day inspections are available beginning at 9 am each weekday through the online system on a first-come, first served basis.

Fire Sprinkler, Fire Alarm, & Fire Life Safety Inspections:

For rough fire alarm inspections, please schedule with your Building Inspector per the directions in the Building & Safety Inspections section above. For all other rough and final inspections, please schedule your inspections directly with the Fire Department Prevention Division 310-281-2703.

Public Right-of-Way Inspections:

If you are working in the public right of way under a Public Right-of-Way Use or non-franchise utility Excavation permit, please schedule your inspection per the “Building & Safety Inspections” methods above.  If you are working in the public right of way under a franchise Utility permit, please contact  Public Works (PW) inspection at least five (5) business days before the proposed start date:

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After-Hours Special Inspection Requests Scheduling 
(72-Hour Advanced Notice Required)

If you would like to schedule an after-hours special inspection, please obtain preliminary approval from your building inspector and submit a completed Special Inspection Request Form along with your payment.

Important note: The professional of record must provide the City of Beverly Hills with as-built, digital-format plans upon completion of construction, and prior to final building inspection.

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certificate of occupancy/Completion

A Certificate of Occupancy (C of O) is a document issued by the City's Building Division certifying a building's compliance with applicable building codes and other laws and indicating it to be in a condition suitable for occupancy. A new C of O is required when a new structure is built, or when there is a change of use or occupancy classification.   

In lieu of a Certificate of Occupancy, when the building shell, including all structural elements, is completed, and all life safety systems are installed and functional, the building inspector may authorize a Certificate of Completion to allow a limited use (but not occupancy) of a commercial building prior to issuance of the certificate of occupancy. A Certificate of Completion is issued to signify completion of a building exclusive of interior build out by a tenant or an owner. (Refer to BHMC 9-1-112 for additional information).


1. Submit Certificate of Occupancy/Completion Application

Applicants should prepare to apply for a Certificate of Occupancy or Completion as a project comes to an end. After all required documents are received and associated permits are finaled, the project building inspector can authorize the issuance of the Certificate.

Applicants can submit a completed Certificate of Occupancy or Completion Application and Checklist  via email to or in person to the Permit Center during normal walk in or appointment hours. The Permit Center will create a Certificate activity and charge the applicable fee in accordance with the latest Fee Schedule. Fees can be paid via check, wire transfer, or credit card (online or in person).

2. Staff Review & Inspections

The project inspector will ensure that fees are paid, required documents are on file, and all interdepartmental approvals are received.  Depending on the project, additional inspections or verifications may be required.  

3. Certificate of Occupancy Approval & Issuance

After all steps are completed and all related permits are finaled, the project inspector will initiate the Certificate approval workflow.  The inspector, Building Inspection Manager, and Building Official will review the Certificate of Occupancy or Completion before issuance. Lastly, the project inspector will authorize the release of any bond deposits associated with the project.

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Important Construction Information

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Construction holiday restrictions

For more information, please review the City's Municipal Code: BHMC 5-1-205.

New Year's Day

January 1, 2023

Martin Luther King Jr. Day

January 16, 2023

Presidents Day

February 20, 2023

Memorial Day

May 29, 2023

Independence Day

July 4, 2023

Labor Day

September 4, 2023

Yom Kippur

Evening of September 24, 2023 - Evening September 25, 2023

Veterans Day

November 11, 2023

Thanksgiving Day

November 23, 2023

Friday following Thanksgiving Day

November 24, 2023

Christmas Day

December 25, 2023

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Inspector Contact Information
Staff Name Title Phone Number Email
Natale, Joseph Building Inspection Manager (310) 285-1149 Send Email
Baker, Trent Senior Building Inspector (310) 285-1169 Send Email
Crofts, Michael Senior Building Inspector (310) 285-1110 Send Email
Georgino, John Senior Building Inspector (Major Projects) (310) 285-6813 Send Email
Sanders, Mark Senior Building Inspector (310) 285-1114 Send Email
Jonokuchi, Howard Building Inspector II (310) 285-1104 Send Email
Meza, Carlos Building Inspector I (310) 285-1105 Send Email

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    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
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