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In a proactive effort to help minimize 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 May 1, 2020.
Development Services will be continuing limited operations via phone, email and online. Please visit the following pages for more detailed information:
- Building & Safety Bureau (including Permit Center plan submittal, permit issuances, and inspection services)
- Code Enforcement Bureau (including abatement issues)
- Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau (including housing resource referrals and processing of loans and rebates)
- Planning Bureau (including project updates, plan checks, entitlements, and public noticing)
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.
A new part of our customer experience is an interactive mapping tool — Long Beach publiCity — that enables the community to conveniently view the status of key construction projects taking place across the City. The tool provides detailed summaries, zoning and historic district information, and photos or renderings where available. Users are encouraged to share their feedback via an online survey that is presented with the tool.
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.
Every person living in the U.S. counts, both citizens and non-citizens of all ages.
Be Counted, Long Beach – April 1, 2020 is Census Day with the census response period continuing into the summer. Learn more at longbeach.gov/census.
How We're Doing
Development Permit Center Temporarily ClosedNews
The Permit Center will remain closed until May 1, or until further notice. We have implemented modified operations to continue serving customers online and by phone and email during this closure.
Drive-Through Design Guidelines Now AvailableNews
The City has developed new guidelines for drive-through facilities to address development impacts, operational elements, site and built design elements, and safety.
Evictions Suspended for Tenants Affected by COVID-19News
The City Council enacted a new emergency ordinance that temporarily halts evictions for residential & commercial tenants affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.