Development Services
Development Services
Development Services

Alverno High School Master Plan

Final Mitigated Negative Declaration for Alverno High School Master Plan-click below to view, file is large, please be patient as it downloads.

Notice of Availability and Notice of Intent to Adopt a Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Alverno High School Master Plan

Public review copies of the Initial Study and Mitigated Negative Declaration for Alverno High School Master Plan are available at the City Hall and the Sierra Madre Public Library during regular business hours. To make this document easier to download, pages identified with "This page intentionally left blank" were removed to reduce the file size.

Initial Study for Alverno High School Master Plan

Contact Danny Castro, Director of Development Services, with questions about the proposed project.

Danny Castro, Director, Development Services
Phone: (626) 355-7135
Fax: (626) 355-2251

Building & Safety

The Building and Safety Division is responsible for structural and life-safety concerns in the construction, demolition or alteration of buildings including, but not limited to, matters such as electrical, plumbing, and mechanical systems, energy conservation and access for the disabled.

The Building Inspector and Building Official are available to check plans and specifications, make field inspections of buildings during construction, alteration or repair and interpret and explain safety regulations and compliance with the Uniform Building Code and other codes. Inspection and consultation appointments are made by calling the Development Services Department during City Hall business hours. The Building Inspector is available without an appointment on a first-come-first-serve basis at the Development Services Department Counter, Monday through Thursday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m. The Building Official is available every Tuesday from 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m., and on the first and third Thursdays of the month, between 3:30 p.m. - 5:30 p.m.

Telephone (626) 355-7138

Service Counter Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday 7:30am - 2:00pm
  • Closed Friday

Code Enforcement

The City of Sierra Madre Code Enforcement Division's goal is to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. The Code Enforcement Officer works with residents, neighborhood associations, public service agencies and other City departments to ensure compliance with the City's Municipal Code and land use regulations. To report a code violation contact Development Services at (626) 355-7135 or email the Code Enforcement Officer.

Development Services

The Development Services Department is made up of the Planning, Zoning, and Building & Safety divisions.

Planning and zoning divisions are responsible for regulating the type, scale, and land use that may be established at a given location.

Building and safety division is responsible for structural and life safety concerns in the construction, demolition or alteration of buildings.

Services Include:

  • Zoning Review - Reviews projects for compliance with City zoning codes.
  • Plan Check - Reviews project plans and issues permits for all new development and renovation projects.
  • Building Inspections - Inspects and issues certificates of occupancy for all construction projects.
  • Historic Preservation - Advises about historic preservation issues.
  • Environmental Compliance - Monitors and maintains documents and certifications for State and local requirements.

Service Counter Hours:

  • Monday through Thursday 7:30am - 2:00pm
  • Closed Friday

Development Services Department Brochure

2014-2021 Housing Element

2008-2014 Housing Element

Draft Massage Ordinance

R-1 Single Family Residential Development Standards

British Home Specific Plan

Second Unit Amnesty Program Application Information

Please complete the Second Unit Survey to assist the City in updating the Housing Element in our General Plan. You can download the survey, fill it out and return to City Hall by July 15, 2013.

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