Development Services


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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: 

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.

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How We're Doing

Building a Better Long Beach — 2019 Quarterly Reports on Key Service Metrics 

Serving over 40,000 customers at the Permit Center annually and working behind the scenes to ensure that buildings in the City are safe, sustainable, and structurally sound.
Maintaining and improving the quality of life of our neighborhoods and community corridors, with more than 5,000 complaints addressed and 5,200+ code enforcement cases closed in 2019.

Creating a more livable community—with 400 new affordable homes currently underway, 700 trees planted annually, and 1,000 tons of street trash cleaned up each year!
Playing an essential role in shaping the future of Long Beach—handling more than 13,000 zoning inquiries and issuing 600+ Certificates of Appropriateness annually, and so much more!


The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) Meeting

Wed, Apr 15, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 2nd Floor Conference Room (The Beach)
4:00 PM
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Planning Commission Meeting

Thu, Apr 16, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., City Hall Civic Chamber
5:00 PM
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Zoning Administrator Hearing

Mon, Apr 27, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 2nd Floor Conference Room (The Beach)
2:00 PM
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Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting

Tue, Apr 28, 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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