COVID-19 Relief Programs
As part of the City’s ongoing commitment to providing support and resources to businesses and residents critically impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, the City has launched a new COVID-19 Relief Payment Plan Program and has extended existing relief programs for businesses and residents.
Business License Tax and Fee Deferral
The City Council approved another extension for the Long Beach COVID-19 Business Tax and Fee Payment Deferral Program through June 30, 2021, which offers payment deferrals for business license taxes and health and fire fees for businesses critically impacted by COVID-19. Business owners can email firstname.lastname@example.org or call (562) 570-6211 for more information.
Street Sweeping Relief Program
The Street Sweeping Relief Program, which provides individuals in parking impacted areas the opportunity to receive free temporary parking permits for various City lots, has also been extended to June 30, 2021. Residents are encouraged to take advantage of free parking opportunities being offered by the City or find alternate solutions to park their vehicles during street sweeping days.
Details regarding the various City programs and services offered to those affected by the pandemic are available by calling the City’s Resource Line at (562) 570-INFO (4636), option 5. Resource Line operators are prepared to help assess eligibility when needed and provide program referrals to organizations across the city.
FLEXIBLE PAYMENT OPTIONS
The new COVID-19 Relief Payment Plan Program provides residents and businesses adversely impacted by COVID-19 additional time to make interest-free and penalty-free payments over time for parking citations and most business-related and general fees, allowing up to 18 months to complete the payments.
Beginning April 1 through May 17, 2021, qualifying residents and businesses can apply for assistance for parking citations issued between March 16, 2020, and March 31, 2021.
For questions about payment plan programs for parking citations, or support in filling out a payment plan application, please contact us via email at FM-ParkingCitation@longbeach.gov or phone at (562) 570-6822.
Business License and Other City Fees
Beginning July 1 through August 13, 2021, residents and businesses can apply for assistance for business taxes and other fees billed between March 16, 2020, and June 30, 2021.
For questions about payment plan programs for business license and general city fees, or support in filling out a payment plan application, please contact us via email at FM-CityCollections@longbeach.gov or phone at (562) 570-7600.