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Permit Records

building records are accessible online:

The Community Development Department provides access to building records for residential and commercial properties: 

  • Building Permits (1918 to present)
  • Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Sprinkler, and Fire Alarm Permits (1987 to present)
  • Certificates of Occupancy (Late 1950s to present)
  • Geological/Soils Reports (1950s to present)
  • Planning Documents (Resolutions, Covenants, Conditional Use Permits, etc.)
  • Permit Applications
  • Building Information Sheets, Field and Parking Surveys

CLICK HERE to search for property information records. 

Seismic Investigations:

Completed seismic investigation plans and associated documents are uploaded to the State Geological Survey archive files. Please access the CGS website for site-specific seismic investigation reports. 

To request copies of records not listed above, submit a Public Records Request form through the City Clerk's Office. City Clerk's office can be reached at (310) 285-2400Find out more on our Public Records webpage.

Plan Duplication requests

First, verify the Community Development Department has the requested plans by submitting the Public Records Request Form--Community Development.

Then follow the Procedures for Requesting Copies of Building Plans

Note: Plans cannot be duplicated without written permission from both the property owner and the licensed professional who signed the plans.

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To Request an Address Change or Address Verification

Please visit our Address Change or Address Verification page.

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Zoning Verification Letters

Zoning Verification Letter (Zoning Conformance Letter) is a request for copies and information collectively of the following:

  • Property Zoning 
  • Planned Development
  • Any Variances, Special Exceptions, or Conditions
  • Current Use 
  • Parking Regulations and Requirements 
  • Site/Zone Requirements 
  • Violations 
  • Plans
  • Inspection Information
  • Certificates of Occupancy

To obtain a Zoning Verification Letter, the following must be submitted:

  • A written request outlining the items of interest to be verified by the zoning letter.  
  • Check for $754.00 (per FY 23/24 Fee Schedule) made payable to The City of Beverly Hills. Payments can be made online through the CitySmart system:

Mail to:

City of Beverly Hills

Community Development Department

Attn: Planning Services Division

455 N. Rexford Dr. 1st Floor

Beverly Hills, CA 90210

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sale of property affidavit

All buildings within the City of Beverly Hills are required to be retrofitted with low consumption plumbing fixtures and hardwired smoke detectors when a property is sold. This Affidavit is used to certify that all plumbing and smoke detector fixtures at the property meet the City's requirements. Compliance is the responsibility of the seller/transferor and is a condition of escrow. Incomplete affidavits will be returned.

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Recent Monthly Permit ReportS

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Records Management
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  • 455 North Rexford Dr
    Beverly Hills, CA 90210
  • (310) 285-1000
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  • Friday 8:00AM-5:00PM

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