Development Services

WELCOME TO LONG BEACH DEVELOPMENT SERVICES

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INSPECTION DELAYS  

Due to the recent civil unrest in our City, the Building & Safety Bureau’s Inspection Services Division is experiencing a high number of inspection calls. There may be delays and some inspections may not be conducted for 24 hours.  If you are scheduled to receive an inspection, you will be contacted by the City inspection team as to when an inspection will be conducted.


MODIFIED OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19 CLOSURE

To help prevent the spread of COVID-19 and keep the community and employees safe, City Hall, including the Development Permit Center and Neighborhood Resource Center, is closed to the public until further notice.

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

  • Building & Safety Bureau Permit Center plan pickups, plan submittals, permit issuances, and inspection services. 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

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.


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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!

STAY INFORMED

COMMUNITY EVENTS & MEETINGS

Planning Commission Meeting

Thu, Jun 04, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., City Hall Civic Chamber
5:00 PM
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Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting

Tue, Jun 30, 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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