Development Services

Welcome to the Long Beach Development Services Department

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Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP)
Information & Support: 833-358-5372

Our team offers 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. We are 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.


Due to COVID-19, City Hall, including the Development Permit Center and Neighborhood Resource Center, remains 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 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 

For a more comprehensive list of contacts, view the LBDS Contact List


Meeting schedules are as follows:

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Board of Examiners, Appeals and Condemnation Meeting

Mon, Apr 19, 2021
Via Teleconference
1:30 PM
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Zoning Administrator Notices of Public Hearing

Mon, Apr 26, 2021
Via Teleconference
2:00 PM
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Housing Element Community Meeting Option 1

Wed, Apr 28, 2021
Via Teleconference
5:00 PM
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Housing Element Community Meeting Option 2

Sat, May 01, 2021
Via Teleconference
11:00 AM
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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 

Building & Safety Bureau

Working hard to ensure that buildings are safe, sustainable and structurally sound — Bureau staff responded to 7,400 phone calls for plan checks and completed reviews of 1,049 projects.  A total of 2,206 permits were issued and 9,901 residential & commercial inspections were conducted.
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Code Enforcement Bureau
Striving to maintain and improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and community corridors, the Bureau received 1,228 general property complaints and collected $12,638 in fines & fees for various violations. Also, 5,535 City health order compliance inspections by the Venue Task Force were conducted.
View 4th Quarter Report

Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau
Helping create a more livable and sustainable community, Bureau staff completed 17 home and commercial improvement rebate projects around the city.  There were also 13 neighborhood clean-up events that featured 219 volunteers, which resulted in 117 tons of trash and debris collected.
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Planning Bureau
Playing an essential role in shaping the city’s future, the Bureau processed and completed 143 historic preservation cases, conducted 37 project approvals and assisted 2,800 customers on the Bureau’s Zoning Information Line.  The Bureau also held eight community outreach events.
View 4th Quarter Report