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Building and Safety
The daily building inspection schedule is now available online! View your appointment window. Beginning Monday, April 3, 2023, the Bureau will fully transition to paperless internal operations. Customers will receive fee payment receipts and inspection job cards via email.
For customer convenience, applications and materials will be accepted as DIGITAL PDF FILES on a USB DEVICE (also known as a flash/thumb drive or memory stick)
Our building and safety experts work to ensure the safety of our residents, businesses and visitors by making sure that buildings are in compliance with all state and local building codes and standards. We offer a variety of services that include our Development Permit Center, engineering/plan review and building inspection teams. The Permit Center on the City Hall 2nd Floor is open for all in-person services. Walk-in customers welcomed, but appointments are highly encouraged to help minimize wait times and best serve customers.
How Do I . . .
APPLY FOR A BUILDING PERMIT?
In-Person Appointments, Online Permitting, Plan Checks, Building Code
SUBMIT A PROJECT FOR PLAN REVIEW?
Over-the-Counter Plan Review, Submitted Plan Review, Review Status
OBTAIN A PERMIT FOR APPROVED PROJECTS?
Ready-To-Issue Permits, In-Person Appointments, Payments
SCHEDULE AN INSPECTION?
Inspections, Inspection Area Map, Ladder Safety Requirements
VIEW PERMIT STATUS & RECORDS?
Plan Review Status, Permit Status, Permit Records, Public Records Requests
LEARN ABOUT OTHER PROGRAMS?
Sustainability-Related Programs, Accessory Dwelling Units (ADUs)
STAY INFORMED: Latest News and Service Updates
Pre-Approved Plans for ADU Projects Now Available!
Save time and money on your next ADU project with the City’s Pre-Approved Accessory Dwelling Unit Program.
New California Building Standards Code Now in Effect
As of January 1, 2023, all projects must comply with the 2022 Edition of the California Building Standards Code and the Long Beach Municipal Code, as required by state law.
Explore the Updated Development Map
Check out our interactive mapping tool to view and learn about new developments happening around Long Beach.
Building and Safety Bureau
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The Permit Center is closed daily for lunch from Noon to 1 p.m.