Community Development

Planning Bureau

In observance of Juneteenth, the Community Development Department and its Permit Center will be closed on Wednesday, June 19, 2024.

As the needs of the diverse Long Beach population continue to grow and change, the Community Development Department is committed to partnering with the community to ensure that the Long Beach of tomorrow is the best that it can be. Our Planning Team looks forward to working with you on your next project and bringing your vision to fruition. The Planning and Zoning phone line — 562.570.6194 — is open during regular business hours Mon-Thurs but is closed on Friday. The Development Permit Center, located on the City Hall 2nd Floor, is open for service by appointment and on a limited walk-in basis.


Before getting started on a project, talk with our Planning staff to find out what planning and environmental permits may be required. Call 562.570.6194 or visit the Development Permit Center located at City Hall, 411 W. Ocean Blvd., 2nd floor.

Helpful resources:

First, we will need to determine the type of permit that is needed for your project. For more information on the different type of permits offered, click on one of the links below:

To find information on your zoning, please call the Planning and Zoning hotline at 562.570.6194. You can also reference the Zoning and Land Use GIS Map.


The Long Beach Housing Dashboards are now available! Explore the Building Permits 2014-2020 Dashboard below to track the City’s progress in meeting the current Housing Element targets. For a detailed breakdown of housing development since 2019 visit the Annual Housing Production Dashboard.