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.


CITY HALL / DEVELOPMENT PERMIT CENTER


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

Community Events and Meetings

How Are We Doing

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

       
 
   
 
Building & Safety 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 39 neighborhood clean-up events, which resulted in 297 tons of trash and debris collected.
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Code Enforcement Bureau
Striving to maintain and improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and community corridors, the Bureau received 5,124 general property complaints and collected $19,773 in fines & fees for various violations. Also, 3,195 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 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.
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Planning Bureau
Playing an essential role in shaping the city’s future, the Bureau processed and completed 148 historic preservation cases, conducted 54 project approvals and assisted 3,594 customers on the Bureau’s Zoning Information Line.  The Bureau also held 11 community outreach events.
View 2nd Quarter Report