Development Services


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Due to COVID-19, City Hall, including the Development Permit Center and Neighborhood Resource Center, is closed to the public until further notice.

The Development Services Department will be continuing modified operations via phone, email and online. Please visit the following Bureau pages
 for more details on how to access our services and support:

  • Building & Safety Bureau Plan pickups, plan submittals, permit issuances, and inspection services. NOTE:  The Bureau is experiencing longer than usual processing times and we do anticipate delays.  We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience. Contact 562-570-PMIT (7648)
  • Code Enforcement Bureau Abatement issues, dangerous conditions, exterior inspections, health & safety situations. Contact: 562-570-CODE (2633)
  • Planning Bureau Project updates, plan checks, entitlements, and public noticing. Contact: 562-570-6194 
We appreciate your investment in building a better Long Beach, and look forward to working with you.

View Local Construction Site Guidance for COVID-19
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View our short video “Open for Business and Building” on operational updates for homeowners, business owners, contractors, and developers.

We offer a variety of programs and services related to planning, building and safety, code enforcement, affordable housing, neighborhood improvement, and historic preservation to help create and maintain more safe, sustainable, and livable neighborhoods.

Our team is committed to providing an exceptional customer experience for residents, property and business owners, builders, investors, and visitors alike and is available to provide guidance about our services to ensure the success of your project. We invite you to explore Long Beach publiCity, our new interactive mapping tool that enables users to conveniently view details of key construction projects taking place across the City.

We look forward to working with you as Long Beach continues to evolve as a model urban community where all developments and projects, from high-rise buildings to street-side tree plantings, are modern, innovative, and thoughtful.


Planning Commission Meeting

Thu, Aug 06, 2020
333 W. Ocean Blvd., Council Chamber
5:00 PM
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English Digital Housing Element Workshop 1

Sat, Aug 08, 2020
10:00 AM
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Zoning Administrator Hearing

Mon, Aug 10, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 2nd Floor Conference Room (The Beach)
2:00 PM
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Digital Community Forum 1: Understanding the Housing Crisis in Long Beach

Wed, Aug 12, 2020
6:00 PM
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Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting

Tue, Aug 25, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., City Hall Civic Chamber
5:00 PM
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Community Events

From neighborhood cleanups to resource fairs, we have you covered! Be sure to join us for one of our next informational, family-friendly, and fun community events.
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How We're Doing

Building a Better Long Beach — 2020 Quarterly Reports on Key Service Metrics 

Serving over 60,000 customers at the Permit Center and through its Help Desk phone lines annually, and working all across the City to ensure that buildings are safe, sustainable and structurally sound.
Working to maintain and improve the quality of life of Long Beach neighborhoods and community corridors, and each year addressing more than 5,000 building code violations and 3,500 property maintenance complaints.

Creating a more livable and sustainable community—with more than 500 trees planted annually, and over 100 clean-up events each year that lead to 1,000+ tons of street trash and debris picked up!
Playing an essential role in shaping the future of Long Beach—with more than 26,000 zoning inquiries handled and Permit Center customers assisted each year, along with 600+ historic preservation cases processed, and so much more!

The 2020 Census is here!

Every person living in the U.S. counts, 
both citizens and 
non-citizens of all ages. 

Long Beach Housing Dashboards

    The Long Beach Housing Dashboards are now available! To track the City’s progress in meeting the current Housing Element targets visit the Building Permits 2014-2019 Dashboard:

For a detailed breakdown of housing development in 2019 visit the Annual Housing Production Dashboard: