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Welcome to the Community Development Department
The Department is committed to providing an exceptional customer experience for residents, property and business owners, builders, investors, and visitors alike. Our knowledgeable and friendly staff is ready to provide guidance and walk you through our many streamlined processes to ensure the success of your project.
We look forward to working with you — and helping transform Long Beach into a model urban community where all developments and projects, from high-rise buildings to street-side tree plantings, are modern, innovative, and thoughtful.
How Do I . . .
Apply for a Building Permit?
Building Permits, Plan Check Status, Building Code and Fees
Schedule an Inspection?
Building Inspections, Inspection Status, Report a Construction Site Issue
Find Planning & Zoning Information?
Zoning Information, Land Use Entitlements, ADUs, SB 9, Historic Preservation
Access Housing Resources?
Affordable Rental Housing, Homebuyer Programs, Home Improvement
Improve My Neighborhood?
Neighborhood Leadership Program, Tree Plantings, Street Clean-Ups
Report a Code Violation?
Code Enforcement, PRHIP, Short-Term Rentals, Garage Resale Program
STAY INFORMED: LATEST NEWS
First Public Hearings Notice March 2024
The purpose of the Public Hearings is to allow for public input on the development of the FY 2024-2025 Action Plan to address the current Consolidated Plan priorities.
Join Us for Two Upcoming Mills Act Program Workshops
Learn how you can receive financial incentives for your historic property!
Neighborhood Micro Grant Program Application Workshop
The City of Long Beach is providing up to $1,500 in funding to established Long Beach neighborhood associations to host neighborhood events and/or neighborhood improvement projects.
CALENDAR: COMMUNITY EVENTS & MEETINGS
Long Beach, CA - The City of Long Beach Community Development Department has launched a new virtual meeting service for the public to get general answers to building code questions for proposed projects. The service features real-time, one-on-one video sessions with Permit Center staff.
Long Beach, CA - The Long Beach Community Development Department is opening the 2024 application cycle for its Mills Act Property Tax Abatement Program, an economic incentive program for designated historic properties in the city.