Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel FAQ

  1. Kitchen & Bathroom Info
  2. Bathroom remodel requirements
  3. Kitchen remodel requirements

Kitchen & Bathroom Remodel Information

Kitchens and bathrooms are key areas of energy usage and potential moisture issues. Having a licensed and knowledgeable contractor obtain the proper permits and inspections will help to ensure the work is done correctly. Submit for review using E-Submittal Portal. 

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Do I need a permit?

Yes, you will need to obtain a permit for kitchen and bathroom remodels. Non-structural projects that do not involve any structural changes, such as opening up walls, moving wall studs, or moving beams can be submitted over-the-counter or by submitting plans or a sketch using the guidelines provided below, and submit an application via email to or simply stop by in-person during normal business hours.

What inspections do I need? 

  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Roughs
  • Framing/ Insulation
  • Drywall / Interior Lath* / Shower Pan*
  • Final
  • Required Inspections 
  • Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing Roughs: While walls are still open & Any MEP work has been completed
  • Framing /Insulation: When applicable
  • Drywall/ Interior Lath*/ Shower Pan*: Drywall Nailing, Backing & Waterproofing for Tile, Shower Pan is waterproofed
  • Final: Smoke and carbon monoxide alarms, torque new breakers, and ground fault circuit interrupter (GFCI) test, All Fixtures installed.

*  = Bathrooms only.

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Contact Us

  1. Questions or Concerns? 

    Building Division

    Tel: (310) 544-5280

    David Rasor

    Building Official

    Submit For Review

     Plan Check Submittal FAQ

    E-Trakit - Basic permits ( OTC)

    GoPost - Plan Check Review - Structural or Extensive Projects

    Public Works Review 

    Inspection Request


    Tel: (310) 544-5279

    Office Location

    30940 Hawthorne Boulevard

    Rancho Palos Verdes, CA 90275

    Office Hours

    Monday - Thursday         

    7:30am - 5:30pm     

    (closed noon to 1pm)


    7:30am - 4:30pm

    (closed noon to 1pm)

     Saturday - Sunday


    Allowable Construction Hours

    Monday - Friday

    7am - 6pm                      


    9am - 5pm

    Sunday or State and Federal Legal Holidays: 

    Rancho Palos Verdes Municipal Code prohibit construction noise on holidays defined as “those days designated or observed as federal holidays: New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Day, Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Columbus Day, Veterans' Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day. No inspections will be conducted on those days.

    No work allowed, unless a Special Construction Permit is obtained from the director. Said permit must be requested at least 48 hours before work.

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