Community Development

Building Inspection

Our certified inspectors are here to work with you to ensure that your residential or commercial building project is successful and fully meets compliance for electrical, plumbing, mechanical, and building safety issues.

View Today's Inspection Schedule

Daily inspection schedules are posted by 8 a.m. or earlier. If your inspection is scheduled between
8 – 10 a.m., you will also receive a call from an inspector to confirm. 

For more information on your designated inspector, view the Building Inspection Area Map.

If you would like to cancel an upcoming inspection, please email You will need to include your Name, Project Number and Project Address. The email must be received by 8 a.m. on the day of your inspection.

Schedule An Inspection

Please note that we do not accept phone requests for building inspections. They must be scheduled online via the form found below.

However, to schedule a Health or Fire inspection, please contact the following:

  • Health Inspections β€“ 562.570.4132
  • Fire Inspections β€“ Call the Fire Inspector directly as indicated on your job/permit notice card.

Additional Information

The City of Long Beach Construction and Demolition (C&D) Recycling Program encourages the use of green building techniques for new construction, and promotes the reuse of recyclable materials for demolition and construction projects. The program requires applicants of certain construction projects to provide a waste diversion deposit (deposit) at the time of permit issuance, which is returned upon project completion and proof of recycling. More information.
Thinking about putting up lights and other decor on your home for the holidays? 
Choosing the right ladder for the job and ensuring proper set up can help avoid injury. Ladder safety is also important for our building inspectors when conducting inspections. 

Before scheduling an appointment for an inspection, contractors and/or property owners are required to ensure that building inspectors have safe access to any area being inspected, which may include providing working ladders in good condition, adequate lighting, and a clean area. If City inspectors cannot safely access required areas, the building inspection will be rescheduled for a later date when all safety requirements can be met.

Let’s work together to effectively construct safe buildings that add to the vitality of our dynamic City.


Gary Hawken β€“ Building Inspections Officer, 562.570.6165
Oscar Marquez β€“ Commercial Principal Building Inspector, 562.570.6287
Jason Herring – Acting Residential Inspections Supervisor, 562.570.6284
Jayson Salazar β€“ Acting Special Inspections Principal, 562.570.6505