Development Services

Code Enforcement

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.

Please be advised that all Code Enforcement Bureau applications, forms, and other documents for submission should be mailed or delivered to the new City Hall address at 411 W. Ocean Boulevard, 2nd Floor, Long Beach, CA 90802.

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.