MCA supports responsible building.  If you are considering building within the Mandeville community know the codes and ordinances.  Have plans and permits available for inspection. Have surveys conducted so you know your property boundaries. The Mandeville community is within the boundaries controlled by the Baseline Hillside Ordinance. Go to for more information on Permits, Inspection and Code Enforcement. Talk to MCA if you are planning to build or remodel your property so that valuable neighborhood information can be shared with you or your representatives. If you own property along Mandeville Canyon Road be aware that the parkway abutting the street is owned by the City of Los Angeles and is part of the People's Path Project.  This community project is a City-approved plan. Contact to receive approved City guidelines for construction of the People's Paths.  Setbacks from the street can vary from 15 - 25 feet depending on the width of the City's property (street + parkway) which has a width of 60 -100 feet. Be aware that Mandeville Canyon Road is a No Parking street for safety purposes and this includes the side parkway areas as well.  Setbacks are public domain and permits are required for any kind of encumbrance on City-owned property or variance to the LADBS codes. Lower Westridge Road is a narrow winding road with an incline and heavy traffic, motorists and bicyclists. New construction and remodels must be compliant with building codes and permits must be pulled if there are any planned encroachments on the City parkway area between homeowner property and the street. Contact info@theMCA if you have questions or would like any assistance or guidance.

Revocable (R) Permits


A street is defined as any public thoroughfare or way, including the sidewalk, parkway, and any other public property bordering upon a public way. A street serves several purposes or uses. Primarily, it serves as a passageway for vehicles and pedestrians. The borders of streets, although in some instances not used as passageways, are still used by the public for setback purposes, and therefore should be maintained clear of obstructions where feasible.

The R-Permit is also a mechanism to utilize in special circumstances where placement of private structures out of a right-of-way would create a hardship due to topography or other restraints. Generally, private structures should not be permitted in the public right-of-way.

The purpose of the Revocable Permit (R-Permit) is to grant conditional encroachment of the public right-of-way by private parties not authorized to occupy the right-of-way. The R-Permit review process ensures that encroachments are checked for compliance with the City's specifications for design, use, material, and inspection.

The most significant factor in considering whether the City approves a request for an encroachment of any type is the status of the encroachments of other properties in the neighborhood. If there are no other similar encroachments and the proposed encroachment is significant, it may be advisable to seek neighborhood opinion by way of a questionnaire.


Mandeville Canyon Association
Established 1939
P.O. Box 49802
Los Angeles, CA 90049
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