Development Services

Code Enforcement

At this time, all Code Enforcement 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.


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!


Administrative Citation

Board of Examiners, Appeals & Condemnation (BEAC)

Construction Noise

Current Open Cases

Historic Preservation

Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)


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.