Plan Check & Permit Expirations

Plan Review Expiration

An application for a permit for any proposed work is deemed abandoned 180 days after the date of filing. 

For permit applications submitted as a result of a Code Enforcement case, the maximum period of time from the date of filing until permit issuance is 90 days. 


Permit Expiration

Permit expires by time limitation and become null and void if the work authorized by the permit is not:

  1. Commenced within 180 days from the date of the permit issuance, or;
  2. Abandoned or suspended at any time after the work is commenced for a period of 180 days.

An approved building inspection is deem commencement of work.

Any permittee holding an unexpired permit may apply for an extension of time for good and satisfactory reasons. This may extend the time for action by the permittee for a period not more than 180 days upon written request by the permittee showing justifiable cause beyond the control of the permittee have prevented action from being taken. Extensions are subjected to approval of the Building Official.  

Any permittee holding an expired permit may apply for a reissuance of the permit subject to compliance with current regulations and payment of plan check and permit fees.  


Incomplete Construction

For a permit that is revoked or abandoned, the incomplete construction for which the permit is issued constitutes a public nuisance, and must be abated in accordance with the procedure set forth in the Monterey Park Municipal Code.


For detailed information regarding plan check and permit expiration, please feel free to contact the Building Division at (626) 307-1300 or contact us via email at