Effective immediately, the Planning & Building Division will no longer be accepting personal or company checks for payment of fees.


The Planning Division is responsible for current and advance planning activities and the implementation of the Lynwood General Plan and the City’s zoning ordinance. The Planning Division processes, prepares, and presents discretionary project reviews and recommendations including General Plan Amendments, Zone Changes, Conditional Use Permits, Specific Plans, Variances, Zoning Ordinance Amendments and Subdivisions. The Planning Division processes administrative applications to include site plan reviews, sign permits, fence permits, minor development projects, business license zoning approval, home occupation permits, child care facilities, color reviews and other development proposals. Staff also prepares and provides reports and recommendations to the Lynwood Planning Commission and/or to the City Council.

Building & Safety

The Building & Safety Division is responsible for reviewing construction plan to ensure the CA Building Code and applicable laws and ordinances are adhered to in the construction, alterations, moving, demolition, repair and use of any building or structure within the City, excluding work in the right-of-way. The Division also issues building permits and performs site inspections to ensure compliance with pertinent codes, laws and ordinances.

Contact Information

Building & Safety Division
(310) 603-0220, ext. 289

Edwin Ayala, Sr. Building Inspector / Asst. Building Official
(310) 603-0220, ext. 255

Anna Limon, Permit Technician
(310) 603-0220, ext. 246

Planning Division

Anel Zarate, Office Assistant II
(310) 603-0220, ext. 256

Karen Figueredo, Planning Associate

Alfredo Perez, Planning Associate

Zoning Map Link
Zoning Map Link