Development Services

Welcome to the Long Beach Development Services Department

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Offering a variety of programs and services related to planning, building and safety, code enforcement, affordable housing, neighborhood improvement and historic preservation, the Development Services team is dedicated to creating and maintaining more safe, sustainable and livable neighborhoods. Our goal is to provide a positive customer experience for residents, property and business owners, builders, investors and visitors.


  • Building and Safety Find information about building codes, building permits, plan check submittals and status, or report active construction without a permit or violations of an issued building permit. Contact: 562.570.PMIT (7648)
  • Code Enforcement Report code violations, unsafe building or living conditions, illegal dwelling units, nuisance properties, and health and safety issues, such as overgrown weeds or vermin infestation. Also, get assistance with required garage inspections for property sales within parking impacted areas. Contact: 562.570.CODE (2633)
  • Housing and Neighborhood Services Housing and rental resource referrals and neighborhood assistance programs, including street clean-ups and tree plantings, large-scale developer loans and home improvement rebates. Contact: 562.570.6949
  • Planning Land use entitlements, such as conditional use permits, environmental (CEQA) reports, long-range plans (such as the Land Use Element and Zoning Code update), coastal permits, accessory dwelling unit (ADU) requirementsSB 9 information and Zoning Administrator and Planning Commission public hearings. Contact: 562.570.6194

For a more detailed phone list of Department and related services, view the Long Beach Development Services Directory.

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How Are We 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 10,614 phone calls for plan checks and completed reviews of 1,251 projects.  A total of 2,507 permits were issued and 10,799 residential & commercial inspections were conducted.
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Code Enforcement Bureau
Striving to maintain and improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and community corridors, the Bureau received 1,779 general property complaints and collected $12,532 in fines & fees for various violations. Also, 65 City health order compliance inspections by the Venue Task Force were conducted
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Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau
Helping create a more livable and sustainable community, Bureau staff completed 20 home and commercial improvement rebate projects around the city.  There were also 30 neighborhood clean-up events, which resulted in 252 tons of trash and debris collected.
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Planning Bureau
Playing an essential role in shaping the city’s future, the Bureau processed and completed 124 historic preservation cases, conducted 67 project approvals and assisted 3,968 customers on the Bureau’s Zoning Information Line.  The Bureau also held 6 community outreach events.
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