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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 Program
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.
Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance
The City’s new Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance (Ordinance) affecting multi-family rental units is now in effect. The Ordinance will require landlords to pay relocation payments to residential tenants who are displaced by no fault of their own.
Inclusionary Housing Policy
Learn more about the inclusionary housing policy that the City is considering to encourage the development of mixed-income housing citywide.
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
A new City of Long Beach Tenant Relocation Assistance Ordinance took effect today, August 1, 2019.