The City of Lynwood requires permits for building construction and property improvements. Construction work done without the required permits violates the State’s Building Code and is considered illegally constructed work. Any time you change the structural, electrical, plumbing or mechanical configuration of any part of a home or building, you need a building permit and an inspection once the works is completed.
Issues to consider for work constructed without a building permit
1. Change of ownership does not make unpermitted work legal.
2. Insurance may not extend to unpermitted improvements.
3. The City has the authority to issue citations for unpermitted work up to $1000.
The City of Lynwood urges all property owners who are considering improving their properties, to contact the Building and Safety department to ensure that they obtain the proper approvals and building permits. This will help to avoid unnecessary costs for unpermitted work and ensure that the work is properly inspected and safe.