Detached Carport Design

Thinking of adding a carport to your Los Angeles home? The City of Los Angeles Department of Building and Safety (LADBS) offers a free detached carport design bulletin, perfect for DIYers on a budget! This design meets specific requirements and is limited in size, but it’s a great option for a basic carport structure.

Here’s what you need to know:

  • Design Limitations: This bulletin provides a blueprint for a detached carport adhering to LADBS guidelines.
  • Free But Not Foolproof: While the design itself is free, this bulletin does not replace the permitting process or a qualified engineer’s assessment. It’s crucial to contact the LADBS for permitting requirements before you begin construction.
  • Disclaimer: SEC assumes no responsibility for the design. Always double-check with LADBS and ensure a qualified professional reviews your plans to guarantee compliance and safety.

This picture only shows the first page of the bulletin to see the complete bulletin please click on the link below.

Interested? Here’s what to do next:

  1. Contact LADBS: They can provide you with a copy of the detached carport design bulletin (mention Document No. P/BC 2017-009). You can find their contact information and more resources at
  2. Review the Bulletin: This document outlines the construction requirements for your detached carport, including materials, dimensions, and clearances.
  3. Link to the City of Los Angeles Bulletin: Detached Carport Design
  4. Apply for Permits: Building a carport likely requires permits. LADBS will guide you through this process.
  5. Consult a Professional (Optional): While not mandatory for this specific design, consider consulting a structural engineer for a review, especially if your property has any unique features or concerns.

We Can Help Too!

Though this bulletin is limited to detached carports, SEC can design and build beautiful detached carport and other custom outdoor structures. If the LADBS design doesn’t meet your needs, contact us today for a free consultation!

If you are looking to build a design-build type of construction then one of the options you may have is to use the detached carport bulletin provided by the City of Los Angeles. Carports are essential to a family residence when you do not use your car garage for your vehicle(s)or you may have converted your garage into an ADU. Therefore, it may become necessary to build a carport

Detached Carport Design

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