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Our apartment building (in Los Angeles) has an in-ground

jacuzzi behind the building. We...
Our apartment building (in Los Angeles) has an in-ground jacuzzi behind the building. We would like to fill it in or fill it in and make a planter out of it. Is a permit required for that?
JA: I'll do all I can to help. How long have you been dealing with this?
Customer: Not long, but no one uses the jacuzzi and it is just a money-waster for us to keep it clean.
JA: Do you plan on doing the work yourself?
Customer: We will need help, but of course we need to know if permits have to be pulled by a contractor.
JA: Anything else we should know to help you best?
Customer: If we don't need a permit and a licensed contractor, then we could probably do it ourselves.
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David Bowden
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Y​es permits are required since they want to ensure the electrical, plumbing, and gas is capped off properly, and they will most likely want to make sure the soil compaction is done properly.

Before starting I recommend you contact the Building Department and speak to an inspector or a planner to find out more. You may even be able to pull permits over the internet saving you a trip there.

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