Permitted Construction Hours

Construction activity is permitted within the City of Santa Monica on the following days and hours. 

Monday – Friday 8 am - 6 pm
Saturday 9 am - 5 pm
Sunday & Holidays* No Work Permitted

* New Year's Day, Martin Luther King Jr. Day , Presidents' Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day and Christmas Day

The use of equipment producing noise exceeding 90 dBA, such as jack hammers, pile drivers, or pavement breakers is only permitted between the hours of 10 am - 3 pm.


After Hours Construction Permit

Any construction activity conducted outside of the permitted construction hours above requires the issuance of an After Hours Construction Permit from the City of Santa Monica. As part of the application process, an applicant is required to justify how the requested after-hours construction work will serve the public interest. Applicants are required to provide a completed notification form to all persons occupying property within 500 feet of the construction site that indicates the requested construction hours, dates, and activities. Additionally, a posting of a minimum four square feet in size shall be placed on the site in an area most visible to the public no less than 10 days prior to the date in which construction activity is requested to occur. See application packet linked below for a complete set of requirements. 

Applications & Forms

After-Hours Construction Permit Application & Requirements