Permitting Assistance

We understand that getting information, approvals and permits in a timely manner is critically important. The quickest and most effective way to receive service from the City of Santa Monica is to schedule an in-person appointment at the Permit Services Center using the City's Appointment Booking webpage. To schedule an appointment with the City, click HERE.


The Permit Services Center is open from Monday through Thursday, between the hours of 8am - 3pm, by appointment only, and is located at: 

1685 Main Street

Santa Monica, CA 90401

(South Entrance, access from Olympic Drive)


Please keep in mind that multiple trips to the City may be required in order to secure an approval or permit. If you are not local or do not have the time to travel to the City, we advise that you hire a permit expeditor. For a list of permit expeditors, click HERE.