Development Services

Welcome to the Long Beach Development Services Department

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Our team offers a 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. We are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience for residents, property and business owners, builders, investors, and visitors.


As part of the recent re-opening of City Hall, the Development Services Department’s Permit Center on the 2nd floor is open for appointment-only service.  

  • Code Enforcement Bureau Abatement issues, dangerous conditions, exterior inspections, health & safety situations. Contact: 562.570.CODE (2633)
  • Planning Bureau Project updates, plan checks, entitlements, and public noticing. Contact: 562.570.6194 

For a more comprehensive list of contacts, view the LBDS Contact List

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How We're Doing

Building a Better Long Beach — 2021 Quarterly Reports on Key Service Metrics 

Building & Safety Bureau

Working hard to ensure that buildings are safe, sustainable and structurally sound — Bureau staff responded to 10,485 phone calls for plan checks and completed reviews of 1,052 projects.  A total of 1,886 permits were issued and 9,982 residential & commercial inspections were conducted.
View 1st Quarter Report

Code Enforcement Bureau
Striving to maintain and improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and community corridors, the Bureau received 5,397 general property complaints and collected $17,976 in fines & fees for various violations. Also, 4,911 City health order compliance inspections by the Venue Task Force were conducted.
View 1st Quarter Report

Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau
Helping create a more livable and sustainable community, Bureau staff completed 18 home and commercial improvement rebate projects around the city.  There were also 13 neighborhood clean-up events, which resulted in 108 tons of trash and debris collected.
View 1st Quarter Report
Planning Bureau
Playing an essential role in shaping the city’s future, the Bureau processed and completed 131 historic preservation cases, conducted 31 project approvals and assisted 4,459 customers on the Bureau’s Zoning Information Line.  The Bureau also held five community outreach events.
View 1st Quarter Report