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Planning and Building frequently asked questions:

  • Are entitlements and/or permits issued by the City of Avalon or Los Angeles County
    • All entitlements, plan check and permits are administered by the City of Avalon

  • Do contractors and subcontractors from outside City of Avalon need a business license?
    • Yes, any contractor or subcontractor doing work in the city of Avalon needs an Avalon business license.

  • Can my contractor bring a vehicle to Avalon?
    • Yes, but the vehicle requires a permit from the City of Avalon and cannot be parked on the public street overnight.

  • What building code applies to work in the City of Avalon
    • The City of Avalon has adopted the 2019 California Building Code

  • Are there any special rules for Avalon?
    • All Sanitary Sewers are required to flush using the salt water system provided by the City.  Use of fresh water is prohibited. (AMC Section 6-6.09)
    • All new construction, both residential and commercial is required to have a fire sprinkler/suppression system.  (AMC Section 4-3.103)
    • All new construction is required to consult with Southern California Edison to determine if additional fresh water is required for the proposed project.