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South Pasadena News and Updates

The Public Works Engineering Department is fully operational and continues to serve the City of South Pasadena.  The department began working remotely in mid-March and has updated our workflows to issue permits electronically and perform electronic plan checking.  Since then, the Public Works Department has issued 51 permits electronically and completed 17 plan check reviews.  A Public Works permit for concrete work, tree trimming, tree removals, right-of way encroachment, fire flow tests, etc. can be obtained in three easy steps:

  1. Visit our website at:, select your permit application, complete the form, and complete required documentation.
  2. Send the completed application including required documentation to:
  3. Public Works will review your application for completeness, send you the payment portal for online payment, perform any required inspections and issue you the permit electronically.

If you ever need assistance, we are available Monday through Thursday 7:30 am to 6:00 pm at 626-403-7240 to assist with questions related to any Public Works matter. As a reminder our inspectors and field crews are still out in the City performing work in the community. In an effort to keep everyone safe, please respect a minimum of 6’ to 10’ social distancing with staff in the field.

Shahid Abbas
Public Works Director


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