Virtual permit issuance services are available by appointment Monday - Thursday from 8:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m. Qualifying projects eligible for appointment scheduling must have completed the plan review process, received all required approvals from City reviewers, and be in a "Ready to Issue" status. Appointments scheduled for projects that do not qualify will be canceled. 

  1. Visit the Virtual Permit Issuance website to schedule an appointment with a Permit Specialist
  2. Applicant will receive a confirmation email with a link to join the virtual meeting for permit issuance on the scheduled date and time
  3. Attend the virtual meeting with a Permit Specialist prepared to provide:
    • Payment of permit fees online with credit card
    • Valid proof of identification
    • Proof of property ownership (Grant Deed or Escrow Closing Statement if recently sold)
    • Authorization letter to act on behalf of contractor or property owner (if applicable)
    • Completed and signed Notice to Property Owner (if owner-builder permit)
    • Evidence of valid City of Santa Monica business license (if contractor)
    • Proof of current California Contractors License and Contractor's Classification (if contractor)
    • Proof of valid Worker's Compensation Insurance (if contractor)
    • Demolition permits require the additional documentation at permit issuance. Instructions are provided in the Demolition Permit application packet
      • Asbestos Report and Signed Certification Form
      • Rodent and Vermin Certification Form
      • AQMD Rule 1403 Form Notification of Demolition or Asbestos Removal
      • Utilities Declaratoin

 See here for more detailed information of documentation required at time of permit issuance.