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Due to a staff furlough day and the Thanksgiving holiday, the Development Services Department and its Permit Center will be closed and no online, phone or email services will be available on Wednesday, Nov. 25 through Friday, Nov. 27.
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 longbeach.gov/furlough.
MODIFIED OPERATIONS DUE TO COVID-19
Due to COVID-19 and the closure of our City Hall Development Permit Center, we are experiencing longer than usual response and processing times for service requests by phone and email. We apologize for any inconvenience and appreciate your patience.
BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION INFORMATION
The Development Permit Center is accepting email applications for Express Permits for Express Permits and other Permits for construction projects that do not need a plan check.
View the Development Permit Application
The completed permit application, along with any required documents when requested by staff, can be emailed in PDF format (less than 75 MB) to DV-BuildingSafety@longbeach.gov.
For further instruction on how to email projects or information about a pending application, please contact staff at 562.570.6499 or email DV-BuildingSafety@longbeach.gov.
Contractors registered on the City’s Online Permitting System can continue with project submittals as before.
Those seeking Express Permits should indicate so on the subject line when submitting their application emails. For this express service, some or all of the following materials are needed:
- California License Contractor’s Declaration and Owner-Builder’s Declaration (Found on pages 9-10 of the application)
- Owner/Builder/Contractor Permit Proxy Form (Used by owner or agency/representative in the absence of the Owner/Builder/Contractor, found on pages 11-12 of the application)
- Plot Plan
To obtain information or questions about building permit records or status, please also visit the permit status page.
The Development Permit Center is accepting email applications and construction documents for construction projects that need a plan check.A completed permit application, along with the construction documents, must be converted into PDF (less than 75MB) and emailed to DV-BuildingSafety@longbeach.gov to begin the plan intake process (herein referred to as EOTC).
View the Development Permit Application
For the relevant details and instructions on how to prepare your construction documents and the pertinent information that is required, please go to Plan Review Services.
For the relevant details and instructions on how to submit projects through the EOTC process, please go to Project Plan Submittal and Review Service.
City staff will be available to coordinate the pickups and will be adhering to social distancing guidelines. Masks are required, and hand sanitizers will be made available.
Plans from other Departments will not get bundled together for pickup unless requested by the applicant.
LOCATION: Long Beach Civic Center Plaza, 411 W. Ocean Blvd. Tables and signs will be posted.
PICKUP STATION DAYS/TIMES: Tuesdays & Thursdays, between 9 a.m. – 11 a.m. Appointments must be scheduled 24 hours in advance.
For more information or to schedule an appointment, please call 562.570.7648 (PMIT) during business hours.
Our goal is to have staff review them within 24 hours, but in some cases, it may take several days. The following is our anticipated general schedule to notify applicants and process their various types of service requests:
- Project Submittal Intake: 5 to 15 business days
- Project Status Check and Other General Inquiries: 1 to 5 business days
- Project Building Plan Check (depending on complexity, volume submitted, and type of project): 4 to 7 weeks
- Project Fire/Subtrade Plan Check (depending on complexity, volume submitted, and type of project): 2 to 4 weeks
- Permit Issuance: 5 to 15 business days
- Inspection Request: 1 to 2 business days
You can submit permit-related documents and find all the resources you may need at our Development Permit Center, located at City Hall on the 2nd floor. In order to make your visit as seamless as possible, we’ve broken down the services provided at each of our counters below:
- Monday, Tuesday 8:00am - 4:00pm
- Wednesday 9:00am - 4:00pm
- Thursday, Friday 8:00am - 4:00pm
For more information about building and permits, please call the Development Permit Center at (562) 570-PMIT(7648).
To view permit records for a property, go to the Permit Records page.
To check on the status of a permit, go to the Permit Status inquiry page.
For questions about a building permit records or status, please call us at (562) 570-LBDS (5237), or visit the Development Permit Center, City Hall, 2nd floor.
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