Building in the City of Covina :

The zoning code’s objectives are to regulate and limit the height, the number of stories, and size of buildings and other structures that will be designed, built, or altered in the future; to regulate and determine the extent of yards and other open spaces; and to encourage, classify, designate, regulate, restrict, and segregate the highest and best location and use of buildings, structures, and land for agriculture, residence, commerce, trade, industry, or other purposes in appropriate places. Additionally, such regulations are deemed necessary to promote the most appropriate use of land, preserve and stabilize the value of the property, provide adequate open spaces for light and air, prevent, and fight fires, contain undue population concentration, lessen street congestion, and facilitate the proper provision of community utilities like transportation, water, sewerage, schools, parks, and other public requirements.

The zoning map is found in the Knowledge Center.

The general plan serves as a constitution for public and private development, the cornerstone upon which all choices and actions concerning the growth and land use are to be founded. The general plan specifies community development goals concerning manufactured and natural environments for the well-being of persons who live, work, and do business in a community. It lays out the policies and implementation procedures to attain them. The Covina General Plan is focused on directing future redevelopment operations, limiting new buildings, and anticipated expansions and adjustments to existing public and private facilities because Covina is essentially well-established and built out.

The primary General Plan Element is land use. The most commonly cited portion of the general plan is the Land Use component, which links land use and associated concerns through other Elements. The foundation of the Land Use Element is a Land Use Plan, which consists of a map and supporting text that defines the proposed or long-term general distribution/location and intensity of development of residential, commercial, industrial, and other uses, such as parks, schools, and public buildings. Residential density and the percentage of commercial and industrial floor space are also referred to as “development intensity.”

The Covina Town Center Specific’s core elements are meant to cooperate to enhance the Town Center for the future, balancing the many demands and wants of the Covina community. To fully comprehend the plan’s scope, it is vital to consider the policies, standards, and supporting maps and visuals together.


City of Covina – Planning Department:

The Planning Division updates the City’s detailed General Plan, which acts as the community’s legal framework for all development. It advises the City Council, City Manager, and Planning Commission on the community’s future growth.

Additionally, the Division seeks to: 

  • Guide locals, property owners, and developers about the use of the real estate.
  • Examine plans to construct, renovate, or change buildings, parking lots, or other manufactured structures to ensure they adhere to all relevant zoning regulations and design requirements.
  • Keep track of statistics and data on the City’s population and demography.
  • In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act, examine any potential environmental effects of governmental and private actions.
  • Administer the plan and ordinance for historic preservation.
  • Consider annexation petitions for land in the City of Covina.


City of Covina – Building and Safety Department:

The Building and Safety Section offers information on every aspect of the building, aiding designers, builders, and property owners with understanding the numerous construction-related codes. There are accessible informational brochures that provide the specifications for block walls, patio coverings, and other varying construction-related information.

Architects, engineers, contractors, and property owners submit blueprints to the Building and Safety Section for evaluation to ensure compliance with state and municipal standards regarding life safety, structural integrity, disability accessibility, and energy efficiency. The Division reviews and inspects building, plumbing, mechanical, and electrical construction procedures to check safeguards and protect the public welfare.

The Division offers homeowners, contractors, and developers expert advice on seismic, wind, and fire safety in accordance with state and municipal building standards. 

To assure public safety and compliance with state and municipal standards, the Division performs field inspections on projects to confirm building construction is within the parameters specified by the architect or engineer.


City of Covina – Public Works Department:

The goal of the Public Works Department is to preserve the health, safety, and welfare of Covina residents while fostering the City’s economic development by creating and managing high-quality infrastructure systems and public services.

The Public Works Department is divided into eight sections: Administration, Engineering, Environmental Services, Equipment Maintenance, Park Maintenance, Street & Sewer Maintenance, Transportation, and Water Utility.


General Area Summary: 

Covina is a city in Los Angeles County, California. West Covina borders Covina to its south and west side. Irwindale lies to the west, the unincorporated area of Vincent and the City of Baldwin Park. Azusa and Glendora are to the north, the unincorporated community of Charter Oak to the northeast, San Dimas to the east, and the unincorporated area of Ramona and the City of Pomona to the southeast. Covina has a population of over 50,400. Covina is a peaceful, welcoming community with terrific local dining and retail options.


Contact Information:

Covina community center is at Covina City Hall,125 E. College Street, Covina, CA 91723. Their phone number is (626) 384-5400.