Development Services


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 — 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!


Mills Act Workshop #1

Sat, Feb 29, 2020
Long Beach Energy Resources Auditorium 2400 E. Spring St. Long Beach, CA 90806
10:00 AM
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The Long Beach Community Investment Company (LBCIC) Meeting

Wed, Mar 18, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 2nd Floor Conference Room (The Beach)
4:00 PM
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Planning Commission Meeting

Thu, Mar 19, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., City Hall Civic Chamber
5:00 PM
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Zoning Administrator Hearing

Mon, Mar 23, 2020
411 W. Ocean Blvd., 2nd Floor Conference Room (The Beach)
2:00 PM
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Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting

Tue, Mar 31, 2020
Bixby Park Social Hall, 130 Cherry Ave., Long Beach, CA 90802
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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