Development Services

Inspection Services

To help balance the City’s budget during this economic downturn, Development Services will be closed on alternating Fridays for staff furloughs (unpaid time off). During these furlough days, our Department's regular services, including inspections, will be unavailable. To see a schedule of impacted service days, visit


The City building inspection team will continue to provide services for residential and commercial projects requested within 24 hours. However, extra degrees of precaution will be taken to protect the public as well as inspectors, such as:

  • Avoiding handshaking
  • Asking if there is anyone sick on the property or project prior to starting the inspection
  • Exercising proper social distancing during the inspection

For more details, please call 562.570.7648 (PMIT) during business hours.
Our certified inspectors work throughout the City to ensure that both residential and commercial buildings meet compliance for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and building safety issues. Each of our inspectors has extensive training and is well-informed to help you construct a successful building project.

We can work together to effectively construct safe buildings that add to the vitality of our dynamic City. Our inspectors are very interested in providing assistance on your building project and are ready to work with you!

Learn more at Inspection FAQs.

 A Building Inspection may be requested by any of the following methods:

  • Online Inspection Requests
  • Call the 24-hour Inspection Request Line at (562) 570-6105.
  • Call the Development Permit Center at (562) 570-5237 between 7:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday OR between 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m. on Wednesday.
  • Obtain an inspection request from any of the Permit Counter staff.
  • Other types of inspections: Health Inspection (562) 570-4132, Planning Inspection (562) 570-6194, Fire Inspection contact Fire Inspector directly.

All inspection requests received by 3:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding City of Long Beach holidays, will be scheduled for the next day. All inspection requests received after 3:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the following business day.

The City of Long Beach Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Program encourages the use of green building techniques for new construction, and promotes the reuse of recyclable materials for demolition and construction projects. The program requires applicants of certain construction projects to provide a waste diversion deposit (deposit) at the time of permit issuance, which is returned upon project completion and proof of recycling.
More information.
Thinking about putting up lights and other decor on your home for the holidays? 
Choosing the right ladder for the job and ensuring proper set up can help avoid injury. Ladder safety is also important for our building inspectors when conducting inspections. 

Before scheduling an appointment for an inspection, contractors and/or property owners are required to ensure that building inspectors have safe access to any area being inspected, which may include providing working ladders in good condition, adequate lighting, and a clean area. If City inspectors cannot safely access required areas, the building inspection will be rescheduled for a later date when all safety requirements can be met.

Let’s work together to effectively construct safe buildings that add to the vitality of our dynamic City.
Evan Zeisel - Inspections Division Manager, (562) 570-6165
Ray Woolhether - Commercial Inspections Supervisor, (562) 570-6287
Loren Patten - Residential Inspections Supervisor, (562) 570-6451
Stephen Mann - Special Inspections Supervisor (562) 570-7741