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Welcome to the Long Beach Public Works Department
When you travel on a City street, walk on the sidewalks, dispose of garbage and enjoy the shade of a City-owned tree, you are benefiting from the diverse range of services that the Public Works Department provides. These are some of the most basic and critical services in our lives, yet many of us take them for granted.
The Public Works Department strives to operate, preserve, and enhance the City's physical infrastructure and transportation systems. The Department provides a variety of community services including the repair, rehabilitation and general upkeep of City streets, trees, sidewalks, and City structures. We also provide emergency support services throughout the City.
In an effort to support COVID-19 recovery for residents and businesses, the Long Beach City Council approved an Open Streets Program to temporarily transform public areas into safe spaces for physically-distanced activity. This program will remain in place through March 31, 2021, or until outdoor physical distancing is no longer required.
- View the frequently asked Long Beach Open Streets questions
- Business Open Streets
- Neighborhood Open Streets Interest Form
COVID-19 Virtual Public Works Service
In an effort to reduce the community spread of COVID-19, the City of Long Beach has temporarily suspended in-person permit submissions until further notice. The permit applications listed below can still be submitted via e-mail at PW-PrivateDevelopment@longbeach.gov. If you have any questions, please contact (562) 570-6784.
- Public Works Development Guidelines
- Sidewalk Dining and Parklets Guideline
- Public Works Application
- General Liability Endorsement Form
- Installation and Maintenance Agreement
- Temporary Occupancy Permit for Storage/Dumpster Bin