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City of Lancaster (661) 723-6000
44933 N. Fern Avenue
Lancaster, CA 93534

Engineering Department (661) 723-6049
The Engineering Department provides guidance to homeowners regarding off-site improvements such as, approaches, driveways, and sidewalks. The Engineering Department can assist with commercial projects involving sewers, water lines, street improvements, etc.

Community Development Department (661) 723-6100
The Community Development Department provides setback/location, zoning, and City Business License information.

OUTSIDE AGENCIES & DEPARTMENTS

Antelope Valley Air Pollution Control District (AVAPCD) (661) 723-8070
43301 Division Street, Suite 206
Lancaster, CA 93534
Website: www.avaqmd.ca.gov
All new commercial developments and new tenants opening a business are required to complete an application for AVAPCD clearance and obtain approval prior to permit issuance.

Antelope Valley Union High School District (661) 948-7655, Ext. 281
43301 Division Street, Suite 206
Lancaster, CA 93534
Website: www.avdistrict.org
All new commercial and residential developments and additions exceeding 500 square feet (of habitable living space must remit school fees. Please contact the School District directly. You are required to bring in your receipt for proof of compliance to the Building and Safety Division prior to permit issuance.

Contractors State License Board (800) 321-2752
Headquarters (916) 255-3900
9821 Business Park Drive
Sacramento, CA 95827
Mailing Address:
PO Box 26000
Sacramento, CA 95826
Website: www.cslb.ca.gov

Los Angeles County Fire Department (661) 949-6319
335A East Avenue K-6
Lancaster, CA 93535
Website: www.lacofd.org
Contractors and property owners need Fire Department approval on certain projects prior to being issued a permit and for a Certificate of Occupancy.

Los Angeles County Health Department (661) 723-4533
335A East Avenue K-6
Lancaster, CA 93535
Website: www.lapublichealth.org
Contractors and property owners need approval from the Health Department when installing septic tank systems, restaurant equipment, and for a Certificate of Occupancy for restaurants and businesses selling/storing food items.

Los Angeles County Sanitation District (562) 699-7411 Ext. 2727
1955 Workman Mill Road
Whittier, CA 90607
Website: www.lacsd.org
The LA County Sanitation District will check plans for sewers and sewer connections.

UTILITIES
The following utilities have their own requirements and should be contacted separately when applicable. Depending on the nature of the project, you may need to receive approval from any one or more of these agencies prior to receiving a permit from the Building and Safety Division.

Verizon (General Telephone Electronics) (800) 483-5000
Please call Verizon to arrange temporary or permanent telephone service.
Website: www.verizon.com

Adelphia (Cable Service) (661) 265-6637
41551 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Website: www.adelphia.com
Contact this agency to arrange for a cable television hook-up or to install cable lines in a new development area.

Southern California Edison (661) 726-5617
42060 10th Street West
Lancaster, CA 93534
Website: www.sce.com
Southern California Edison should be contacted for approval regarding temporary or permanent electrical power. You may also qualify for rebates if your building project meets energy conservation program requirements.

Southern California Gas
Residential (800) 427-2200
Commercial (800) 427-2000
2065 West Avenue K
Lancaster, CA 93536
Website: www.socalgas.com
Contact Southern California Gas to learn the location of gas lines or to turn off gas and clear out lines prior to construction. Also, contact this agency to consult with during the planning phase of a development project.

Los Angeles County Waterworks (661) 942-1157
260 East Avenue K-8
Lancaster, CA 93535
LA County Waterworks is the principal water supplier in Lancaster; however, there are other agencies. If your project is within its service area, please contact LA County Waterworks to ensure adequate water flow is provided for domestic and commercial/industrial projects (e.g., fire hydrant, sprinkler system).