Development Services

Code Enforcement

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Long Beach Drive-In Dining Guidelines

To help prevent 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 further notice.  

To anonymously report a non-essential business operating in violation of the Long Beach Safer at Home Order, please contact the Code Enforcement Bureau at 562.570.CODE (2633), CETaskForce@longbeach.gov or via the Dynamic Portal.


At this time, all Bureau services are operating as usual, including the Garage Resale Program

Our staff will continue to address any health and life safety or abatement issues such as raw sewage spills, illegal garage conversions, and accessory structures and commercial buildings that are being used as dwellings. However, extra degrees of precaution will be taken to protect members of 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.CODE (2633) during business hours.


The City of Long Beach is committed to maintaining and improving the quality of life in our neighborhoods, our commercial corridors, and our industrial areas. Our Code Enforcement staff respond to complaints of violations of the Long Beach Municipal Code, including substandard buildings, property maintenance, inoperative vehicles, weed abatement, and land use violations.

When violations are identified, the responsible parties are contacted and requested to abate the conditions. Failure to correct violations could result in a citation or a referral to the City Prosecutor's office. 

Long Beach is divided into three Code Enforcement areas which are aligned with the existing divisions of the Police Department. Each area is assigned a code enforcement team overseen by a Team Leader and our teams work with individuals, neighborhood associations and local business groups to resolve code enforcement issues in the area.

SERVICES

Administrative Citation

Board of Examiners, Appeals & Condemnation (BEAC)

Construction Noise

Current Open Cases

Historic Preservation

Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)

HOW DO I ?

All vacant lots in the City of Long Beach must be registered with the Vacant Lot Registry. Visit the Vacant Lot Ordinance program page to view the map and learn more.
To submit referrals about possible unpermitted, unsafe, unhealthy, or unsightly conditions in homes and neighborhoods, call (562) 570-CODE (2633) or visit the Code Enforcement Referrals page.

The Garage Resale Program requires any property owner selling a residential building within the designated parking impacted area to sign off on a report regarding the availability of legally required off-street parking spaces. If the property is not included in the parking impacted area, this program does not apply. For more information, visit our Garage Resale Program page.

Any foreclosed property in the City of Long Beach must be registered and renewed annually with the City’s Foreclosure Registry Program. More information.

HOW WE'RE DOING

2020 Code Enforcement Bureau Quarterly Report

     
Working to maintain and improve the quality of life of Long Beach neighborhoods and community corridors, and each year addressing more than 5,000 building code violations and 3,500 property maintenance complaints. View report.