Building in the City of Bradbury 

The design guidelines have been established to verbally and graphically define the architectural, landscape, and grading design requirements for construction activity within the City. The design standards aim to express the “Quality Design” notion the City holds. The design criteria were created to aid property owners, architects, contractors, and city officials in achieving the development aims and objectives of the neighborhood. The development rules set out generally recognized design criteria that demonstrate the City’s dedication to upholding the high level of living that we have come to expect with this neighborhood. 

All interested parties may access the design guidelines to help develop the community’s development plans. The Planning Commission will use the guidelines to assess projects that call for discretionary action. The City staff will apply the guidelines while evaluating any development projects.

The City of Bradbury is a detached single-family community. Land uses for commercial, industrial, and multi-family purposes are not allowed. The design guidelines for publicly and privately owned facilities preserve the rural character of the neighborhood.

The zoning code is aimed to classify, designate, regulate, and restrict the use of buildings, land, and structures to allow for the best possible use of land within the City; to serve the needs of residential, agricultural, water conservation, and other purposes within the City; to regulate and limit the height, size, and location of buildings and other structures; to regulate and limit the density of population; to facilitate the adequate provision of public services, and to provide for the protection of the environment.

The City of Bradbury has five Zones: R-7,500, R-20,000, A-1, A-2 & A-5. You can use our knowledge center to see the zoning map and learn more about the permitted uses, necessary front yard, side yard, and rear yard setbacks, and height limits for your property’s zone.

The Bradbury General Plan is a comprehensive policy document that will serve as the City’s guide for future growth, conservation, and enhancement. It outlines the guidelines for managing the City’s economic and natural resources. It stands for the fundamental policy orientation the community has established regarding values, ambitions, and aspirations. All areas of development, including land use, transportation, housing, community resources, health and safety, and a climate action plan, are included in the general plan.

The City Council, its commissions, and staff are guided daily by the public document known as the General Plan. The General Plan offers the City Council a framework for contrasting and assessing particular development schemes. The City Council will be able to establish resource priorities and determine whether city policies and activities are in line with citizens’ requirements by using the General Plan. All other policy papers and regulations should follow the General Plan’s guidelines since it serves as the “Constitution” for growth in the City of Bradbury.

Building permits must be issued for all new construction and remodeling projects, and the Planning Department must approve them.

The following are just a few examples of construction activity included: 

  • Constructing a new dwelling 
  • Replacement of roof covering
  • Replacement of doors and windows  
  • Replacement of water heaters  
  • Construction of walls and fences
  • Construction of swimming pools and tennis courts 

Before submitting plans to the City for plan review, most building projects must go through the Architectural Design Review procedure. The City’s Planning Department conducts Architectural Design Reviews, and applications for plan reviews must be submitted with at least one set of drawings bearing the Planning Department’s approval mark.

You can find the plans required for the projects in our Knowledge Center. 

Every time a plan is presented to the City for review or revision throughout the plan review process, it takes an average of 2–3 weeks to complete. Three city departments, including Building, Planning, and Engineering, will evaluate most projects. Before the City of Los Angeles issues the construction permit, the Los Angeles County Fire Department must evaluate and authorize all new buildings and significant upgrades to existing buildings. One set of plans is kept by the City after plan approval and permit issuing, while the person in charge of construction keeps the other set.



City of Bradbury – Planning Department:

The City Council’s General Plan’s goals, objectives, and policies are implemented under the supervision and guidance of the Planning Department. In addition, the Department oversees the implementation of several land use laws, such as the zoning code and design standards, and is the staff representative of the Planning Commission.

When a development proposal is authorized by the Planning Commission and prepared for submission to the Department of Building & Safety, the City of Bradbury contracts with a City Planner to supervise it.

The City Planner reviews the plans after receiving your completed application, notifies you, and then compiles a staff report and recommendation for the City Planning Commission. Usually, this procedure takes a month. Every month, the Planning Commission holds a meeting. Minor evaluations could be completed more quickly and are not required to go before the Planning Commission. Plans are prepared to be submitted for plan check and building department approval once they have received the Planning Commission’s approval.


City of Bradbury – Building, and Safety Department:

The Building Department of the City of Bradbury is in charge of carrying out and enforcing City and State regulations about the construction, renovation, alteration, repair, and destruction of buildings and structures within the City. The City requires permits, inspections, and approval of the work to guarantee that it conforms with the various codes.

A building inspector will examine any new construction in the City to ensure that it complies with all applicable city and state building and safety codes and the authorized plans. This implies that a single inspector will check the building, electrical, plumbing, heating, and air conditioning systems, among other parts of the job. The LA County Fire Department carries out fire inspections.

Construction within the City may be conducted between 7:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekdays and 9:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. on weekends, excluding holidays: New Year’s Day, Memorial Day, Independence Day, Labor Day, Thanksgiving Day, and Christmas Day.

The City of Bradbury implements the California State Building and Safety Codes with Los Angeles County amendments.


City of Bradbury – Engineering Department:

The City of Bradbury contracts with RKA Consulting Group for City Engineer services. The City Engineer provides for the design, plan check, construction, and construction inspection of all infrastructure constructed within the public right-of-way and on city-owned property and coordinates National Pollution Discharge Elimination System requirements with Los Angeles County, Regional Water Quality Control Board, residents, developers and City staff.


General Area Summary

Bradbury is a city in the San Gabriel Valley region of Los Angeles County. It is located in the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains below the Angeles National Forest. The City of Bradbury is a small, residential-orientated community of approximately 1,000 people.


Contact Information

The City of Bradbury City Hall is located at 600 Winston Ave. Bradbury, CA 91008. Their phone number is (626) 358-3218, and their email is cityhall@cityofbradbury.org.