Building Safety

ENVIRONMENTAL SUSTAINABILITY DEPARTMENT UPDATE

City Hall is closed to prevent the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19). ESD staff is providing essential services while working with limited access. Staff will continue to prioritize fire rebuild processing and will respond to other requests in the order they are received as soon as possible. Your patience is greatly appreciated.

CLICK HERE FOR WOOLSEY FIRE REBUILD INFORMATION 

NEW Over The Counter Permit Services - Submit permit requests (building, mechanical, electrical, plumbing, spa/pool, excavation) through the online Building Permit Request Portal. Note: Plan Checks are not being processed through this portal; please email mbpcsubmittal@malibucity.org (see Plan Check Submittal below).

If you are applying for a reroof or photo voltaic (PV) permit, include the following in the project description:

  • Reroof: valuation, square footage, materials to meet class A requirement
  • PV: planning project number, size of system, subpanels (y/n), backup power (y/n), valuation

NEW Online Appointment System - The City has implemented COVID-19 physical distancing measures such as Plexiglas shields, rigorous sanitation procedures, and limitations on the number of staff and public that can be inside City Hall at one time, and other measures to protect the health and safety of the public and staff. Schedule an appointment Monday through Thursday, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, with the online appointment scheduler.

NEW Payments

  • E-Payment by Credit Card – online payments have an additional 2.36% credit card transaction fee. For instructions, email the following information to mbpcsubmittal@malibucity.org: property address, permit / plan check number(s), fees owed, Payor information (name, address, email address), contact information for owner or contractor.
  • Payment by Check – Mail check with City issued statement to: City of Malibu, c/o Building Safety, 23825 Stuart Ranch Road, Malibu, CA 90265.

NEW Counter Services – See service updates below. To contact Building Safety staff for general inquiries, call 310-456-2489, ext. 390 and leave a message with your contact information. Additionally, you can email inquiries to mbuilding@malibucity.org. Staff is checking and responding to messages throughout the day during regular business hours.

Building Safety Services During COVID-19 City Hall Closure

City urges construction workers to follow City of Los Angeles COVID-19 Safety Guidance for Construction Sites based on the Interim CDC’s Guidance for Businesses and Employers to Plan and Respond to Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19), OSHA’s Guidance on Preparing Workplaces for COVID-19, and other publications.

Inspections

All inspections can be requested through the  Online Inspection Request Portal.

The City’s priority is to protect construction workers, inspection staff, and the community.  Physical distancing (6 feet apart) is required on the job site. If City staff observes violations of these standards on the construction site, inspections will halt until further notice.

Plan Check Submittal

Email the following information to mbpcsubmittal@malibucity.org with a completed Plan Check worksheet.

  • Project site legal address
  • Planning Reference/Approval number
  • Owner Information: name, LLC or trust, address, phone number, and email address
  • Applicant: name, company name, phone number, and email address
  • Payor: name, phone number, and email address
  • Description scope of work: Architectural; Structural (include if piles and/or grade beams are proposed); Civil (if applicable); Deferred submittal (identify if any); Contractor’s Information (name, license number, company name, CSLB number, address, phone number, and email address).
  • Once the application has been processed, an invoice will be emailed to Payor for E-Payment by credit card.
  • After payment, application(s) will be emailed with directions to upload all required documents.

Plan Check Resubmittal, Revision, or Addendum

  • Architectural modification or revision - Applicant should contact the Planner of record prior to submitting for building plan check. Once approved by Planning, submit information and structural revision worksheet to mbpcsubmittal@malibucity.org. The structural revision delta worksheet must be completed as part of a plan check submittal. 
  • Structural revision or addendum only - Applicant may submit information and structural revision worksheet directly to mbpcsubmittal@malibucity.org. The structural revision delta worksheet must be completed as part of a plan check submittal.
  • Internal Plan Check (IPC) - Physical: Email Building Safety staff at mbpcsubmittal@malibucity.org to coordinate a date and time to drop off the plans. Provide the following information: property address, plan check number; type of request: resubmittal, revision, or addendum; completed revision worksheet (if applicable), scope of work; Payor name, phone number and email address, Woolsey Fire Rebuild? Y/N.
  • Offsite Plan Check – Electronic: Email Building Safety staff at mbpcsubmittal@malibucity.org with the following information: property address, plan check number; type of request: resubmittal, revision, or addendum; completed revision worksheet (if applicable), scope of work; Payor name, phone number and email address, Woolsey Fire Rebuild? Y/N.

Plan Check Correction Pick-up

  • Internal Plan Check (IPC) - Physical: Email Building Safety staff at mbpcsubmittal@malibucity.org to coordinate a date and time to pick up the plans.
  • Offsite Plan Check – Electronic: Applicant will be notified of the following: 
    • Status change through “GoPost” (CA Code Check/Bureau Veritas)
    • Stamps or corrections (City departments)

Approved Plan for Permit Issuance

Once fire rebuilds or large plans are reviewed as complete, Permit Services staff will coordinate permit issuance.

Over the Counter Permits

NEW Apply for a permit through the online Building Permit Request Portal per attached structure. Once the application has been processed, an invoice will be emailed to Payor for E-Payment by credit card.

If you are applying for a reroof or photo voltaic (PV), include the following in the project description:

  • Reroof: valuation, square footage, materials to meet class A requirement
  • PV: planning project number, size of system, subpanels (y/n), backup power (y/n), valuation

Code Questions 

Construction Recycling

  • In response to recycling facilities closing down due to Shelter in Place orders, the City is coordinating with its solid waste haulers to ensure public health and safety while making a good faith effort to reach waste diversion goals. 
  • The City requires Construction and Demolition project managers to recycle or reuse a minimum 65% of the waste generated. If your hauler is unable to process recyclables, the Recycling Report must include an explanation and show a good faith effort. Download the Construction Recycling Packet for detailed instructions. View the current City permitted hauler list.

Assembly Bill (AB) 3002 

Effective Jan 1, 2019, AB 3002 requires cities to provide information to applicants on disability access requirements and resources. The Notice to Applicants for Commercial Building Permits is also available in Spanish, Chinese (simplified), Chinese (traditional), Tagalog, Vietnamese, and Korean, as required by the bill.

Applicants for commercial building permits are encouraged to take advantage of California access specialists (CASp) inspection services, state and federal programs for assistance with access compliance and access expenditures, federal and state legal requirements on accessibility for individuals with disabilities.