Community Risk Division

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301 N. First St., Alhambra 91801
111 South First Street
Monday-Friday, 7:00am - 5:30pm



The CRR Division provides a wide range of supportive services including:

  • the enforcement of local, state and federally mandated regulations;
  • conducting fire inspections; and
  • keeping the public informed about fire safety and other life-saving issues.




Processes applications for fire safety permits for:

  • Fire sprinklers
  • Fire suppression systems
  • Fire alarm systems and tenant improvements
  • Underground tank installation and/or removal
  • Open or religious burning  Requirements
  • Carnivals and fairs, including tents or canopies exceeding 400 square feet Requirements
  • Hot Work Requirements
  • Certain types/quantities of hazardous materials storage
  • Pyrotechnic activities and model rocket events Regulations for Fireworks Stands 

CONDUCTS PLAN CHECKS - 626-570-5193 

As part of the process of obtaining a fire safety permit, applicants must also submit three sets of complete plans for the installation of fire sprinklers, fire suppression systems, fire alarm systems and tenant improvements. Both fire sprinkler and fire alarm plans must also contain three sets of hydraulic calculations and standby battery calculations, respectively. Plans must contain all information required by the appropriate Code or NFPA Standard. Generally, the average inspection turn around time is 4-6 weeks for most submittals. For simple plans, appointments can be requested for over-the-counter plan checks. For fire sprinkler systems, the fee varies according to the designated total number of sprinkler heads. The fee includes the plan check, underground and weld inspections, (if applicable) hydrostatic tests, rough and final inspections. For all other fire systems, an hourly fee will be assessed, which includes all appropriate tests and inspections. Additional inspections or plan re-submittals (due to non-compliance) may require additional fees.  

CONDUCTS FIRE INSPECTIONS - 626-570-5193 Inspections are provided for occupancy, state fire clearance, residential, fire sprinkler, fire alarm, fire suppression systems, general fire hazard, underground tank, and other fire-related inspections. Some inspections require an approved set of plans and/or a permit before an inspection can be scheduled. 72 hours notice should be given; however, in some cases last-minute inspection requests may be accommodated. Inspections can be scheduled by calling the number listed above.  

HAZARDOUS MATERIALS DISCLOSURE Effective July 1, 2014, the City of Alhambra is no longer the regulator for the Hazardous Materials Inventory, Emergency Response Business Plans and CalARP Programs. Any questions pertaining to these programs should be directed to the Los Angeles County Fire Department, Health Hazardous Materials Division at 323-890-4045. Any questions pertaining to Hazardous Materials billing should be directed to the Los Angeles County Financial Management Division at 323-838-2345.  Visit their website at:

What's the Status of the General Plan Update?

(Update as of March 19, 2018). You may have seen a notice in Around Alhambra indicating that the Draft General Plan Update and Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) would be available for public review beginning March 23, 2018. However, the City and its consultant continue to refine both documents, and they will not be completed by this date. A new notice indicating a revised date for public review will be issued once the documents are ready. We anticipate that this will occur in the next couple of months and apologize for any inconvenience that this delay has caused. If you have already signed up for email notifications, you will be emailed when the documents are available for review. If you have not signed up and wish to be notified please send an email to: Please type “Request for Notification” in the subject line.


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  • Eco Fair: Informational Booth (Saturday, May 2, 2015 at Alhambra Park)
  • Kick-Off and Introduction: Joint Meeting of the City Council/Commissions/Boards (Tuesday, May 5, 2015 at the Granada Park Gym)
  • Community meeting to Introduce the Project and Identify Issues (May 20, 2015, Civic Center Library-Reese Hall)
  • 710 Day Celebration: Informational Booth (Wednesday, June 10, 2015 at Valley/Fremont)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, June 28, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Farmer's Market: Informational Booth (Sunday, July 19, 2015, South Second Street)
  • Community Meeting #2  (Wednesday, January 13, 2016, Alhambra Civic Center Library -Reese Hall)
  • Community Meeting #3 (Wednesday, June 14, 2017, Alhambra Civic Center Library- Reese Hall)



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e project created needed retail space (including a Denny's Restaurant), affordable housing for seniors, and the elimination of slum and blight. The project has provided the City with $20,000 per year in sales tax revenue and $44,344 in annual property tax revenue.

New Century BMW dealership: Many of the Main Street Auto Row dealerships were given financial incentives to locate and/or expand, leading to approximately $3.3 million annually in sales tax revenue to the City.

Howard Street Town homes Affordable Housing Project

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