Building in the City of Artesia :

To serve the needs of a residence, commerce, industry, and other purposes in a proper location, the zoning code encourages, classifies, restricts, and segregates the highest and best areas and uses of buildings, structures, and land. It also regulates and limits the height, number of stories, and size of buildings and other designed, built, and altered structures.

You can find the zoning map in our Knowledge Center.

By defining and putting into practice stated design and architectural criteria that represent community values and heritage and enhance economic vitality and the City’s image, the Design Guidelines seek to assure high-quality development and enhancements. The Guidelines are a framework for preferred construction design and materials rather than precise development rules. They continue to support individual creativity and distinctive architectural styles that benefit the neighborhood.

All around the community of Artesia, there are renovations to the sites and high-quality development. There are a variety of challenges and worries that harm the community’s reputation as a whole. The following list of problems is provided:


  • Building designs and materials that don’t adhere to traditional architectural principles. Architectural designs based on trends or current building materials, for instance, can soon date and don’t help a community’s image improve over time.
  • Buildings that have sterile box shapes and bland barren facades. Building mass can be decreased by altering building setbacks and heights and fracturing wall plains.
  • Inadequate attention is given to aesthetic architectural elements like windows, outdoor stairways, and building treatment, notably a roof treatment that hasn’t been extended on all publicly exposed sides. Two examples are using windows with simple metal frames, mansard roof treatments that don’t fully develop, and wrap-around building sides.
  • Visible utility and mechanical equipment mounted on walls, rooftops, or the ground detracts from the aesthetics of a building or location. Building equipment, such as air conditioning units, antennas, and gas meters, should be screened or located within the building. Ground equipment should constantly be screened with fencing, walls, or landscaping.
  • Walls and fencing that don’t reflect high-quality materials, especially if such site improvements may be seen from public rights-of-way. For instance, using chain link fencing in commercial or industrial buildings or front yards of residential homes can dramatically diminish the neighborhood’s and community’s overall appeal.
  • Minimal or nonexistent landscaping materials. The community’s living environment is made more pleasant and rich through landscaping, which is a significant feature. Site design should incorporate landscaping enhancements, with special consideration for places in or near public rights-of-way. These areas should also highlight focal points and entrance areas to the site and buildings and spaces within commercial and industrial parking lots.

Any building, structure, or component being built, expanded or repaired needs a building, electrical, or plumbing permit.

The permits are required to ensure that every structure complies with the minimum requirements to protect its occupants and neighbors during normal daily activities, emergencies, or natural catastrophes.

Before beginning any construction work, you must seek building permits and approval from the planning department. Three sets of plans that demonstrate the following are required to submit applications for approval and permits:

Plot/Site Plan That Displays:

  • Place and dimensions of the proposed buildings
  • Location of other structures and buildings on the property
  • Distance from the side and the back
  • The distance between buildings
  • Ceiling eaves
  • Gardens as opposed to concrete walkways and driveways.

Elevation Plan Displaying:

  • Floor-to-ceiling height and the overall height of the building
  • Materials and color
  • The architectural design of the structure

Floor Plan Displaying:

  • The proposed rooms’ location, dimensions, and intended uses
  • Size and placement of windows and doors

Structural Plan that Displays Foundations, Structural Elevation, and Details Relevant to Building Forming.



City of Artesia- Planning Department:

The City of Artesia Planning Department is in charge of long-term planning, short-term planning, and city development. This is done through reviewing and processing land use development proposals and applications for new buildings and proposed alterations and additions to current residential, commercial, or industrial developments.


The City’s zoning code must be kept up to date and in line with the City’s overall design, according to the Planning Department. Additionally, serving as a staff liaison to the Planning Commission and City Council is the Planning Department.

The General Plan, which may be accessed in the Knowledge Center, contains the City’s list of objectives and the methods it intends to use to attain them by a particular year. The City’s goals for 2030 are outlined in the most recent General Plan.

Through 2021, the housing sub-element of the City of Artesia’s general plan will address the housing options and needs of the City’s current and future population. The Housing Sub-element offers the main policy direction for regional housing decision-making.


City of Artesia- Building and Safety Department:

The Building and Safety Department is responsible for reviewing construction plans and building under construction. The department accomplishes this to ensure that all local, state, and federal building codes and the minimum building and safety requirements are followed.

The City can make sure that buildings are safe thanks to inspections. At different stages of the project, it could be required to conduct multiple inspections so that the inspector can see any components that might be covered by later development.

The following sorts of inspections are frequently needed:

  • Concrete Slab Inspection
  • Final Examination
  • Foundational assessment
  • Framing Examination
  • Inspection of Insulation
  • Drywall and Lath Inspection


City of Artesia – Maintenance Department:

The City’s roadways, sidewalks, parks, trees, sewers, storm drains, public buildings, and graffiti removal are all maintained by the Maintenance Department.


General Area Summary: 

One of the Gateway Cities in Los Angeles County is Artesia. The City of Artesia is located in southeast Los Angeles County, California. In Artesia, there are more than 16,300 people. Artesia features an International Cultural District, a stretch of Pioneer Boulevard known as Little India, that includes several Indian beauty salons, clothing and jewelry stores, and Indian restaurants.


Contact Information:

You can find the City Of Artesia Community Department at 18747 Clarkdale Avenue, or you can call them at 562-865-6262