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Long Beach Development Services delivers a wide 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.
The department is committed to providing an exceptional customer experience for residents, property and business owners, builders, investors, and visitors alike. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is ready to provide guidance and walk you through our many streamlined processes to ensure the success of your project.
We look forward to working with you — and helping transform Long Beach into a model urban community where all developments and projects, from high-rise buildings to street-side tree plantings, are modern, innovative, and thoughtful.
Please be aware of the notices on certain webpages regarding the new City Hall address where Development Services applications, forms, and other documents should be mailed or delivered.
HOW WE'RE DOING
Building a Better Long Beach
Short-Term Rental ProgramNews
During adoption of the City’s Fiscal Year 2020 budget on September 3, 2019, the City Council asked for a delay in the start of the short-term rental (STR) program and reallocated a portion of the funding of STR positions to temporarily fund other City programs.
Long Beach Presents Annual Update on Continued Rise in Development ActivityNews
On Sept. 24, the City, in partnership with the Long Beach Business Journal, presented its annual update on the many new development projects that have been completed, under construction, approved or proposed.
Tenant Assistance PoliciesNews
The City’s new Tenant Assistance Policies affecting multi-family rental units are now in effect. The Policies will require landlords to pay relocation payments to residential tenants who are displaced by no fault of their own.
COMMUNITY EVENTS & MEETINGS
Board of Examiners, Appeals, & Condemnation Meeting (BEAC)
The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) Meeting
Planning Commission Meeting
Zoning Administrator Hearing
Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting
The public is invited to join the City of Long Beach at a community resource fair on Saturday, Oct. 26, at Whaley Park (5620 E. Atherton St.) in honor of National Community Planning Month.