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Welcome to the Community Development Department
The Long Beach Community Development Department delivers a wide variety of programs and services related to planning, building and safety, code enforcement, affordable housing, neighborhood improvement, and historic preservation to help create and maintain more safe, sustainable, and livable neighborhoods.
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
Provide Input on Substantial Amendments to City's Action Plans
Review draft Substantial Amendments to the City's FY 2022 and FY 2023 Action Plans and have your voice heard at The Long Beach Community Investment Company's upcoming public hearing on Nov. 15.
Now Available: Online Permitting for Renewable Energy Projects!
Are you interested in a residential renewable energy project? Save time by taking advantage of our new streamlined online process!
City Showcases Development and Key Growth Opportunities
Learn about key growth opportunities in the City’s emerging business sectors as presented in the inaugural Grow Long Beach presentation.
CALENDAR: COMMUNITY EVENTS & MEETINGS
Long Beach, CA – The Long Beach Community Development Department has created concepts for a vision and feasibility plan for the new LGBTQ+ Cultural District and the community is invited to identify and prioritize which improvements are most important by completing an online survey.