Development Services

Over-the-Counter Permits

The Development Permit Center is accepting construction permit applications and construction documents (e.g., plans, calculations, reports, etc.) for construction projects that require a plan check. Certain minor construction projects can be reviewed in person at our public counter by appointment or all construction projects can be submitted by email for plan check.

Before starting the application process, please review the available plan check services to determine the one that is appropriate for your construction project.

In-person appointments for Over-the-Counter Plan Check are now available for minor construction projects. The types of minor construction projects that qualify for this service are minor additions or alterations to single-family dwellings; minor alterations to multi-family dwellings; and, minor tenant improvements or alterations to nonresidential buildings with office or retail uses, or minor addition or alterations to fire sprinklers, alarms and/or hoods as determined by Plan Check staff.


Please refer to Information Bulletin IB-002 Over-the-Counter Plan Check Service for examples of minor construction projects that MAY QUALIFY for this service and the applicable agencies involved with the plan check process.

Appointment times will be available Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 3 p.m., excluding holidays, and on Wednesdays from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.  In order to better serve our customers, we are limiting the number of appointments scheduled per applicant to one (1) per day. For each appointment scheduled, we are limiting the number of projects that will be processed and reviewed to one(1) per visit.

If you qualify for this service, please click below to schedule an appointment on or after June 22, 2021:




For construction projects that do not qualify for the in-person Over-the-Counter Plan Check Service, application materials can be submitted as PDF files by email for regular plan check service.

To begin the plan submittal intake process, a completed consolidated permit application along with the construction documents (e.g., plans, calculations, reports, etc.) must be converted into PDF (less than 75MB) and emailed to DV-BuildingSafety@longbeach.gov. For relevant details and instructions on how to submit projects through the EOTC process, please go to Project Plan Submittal and Review Service.

For relevant details and instructions on how to prepare your construction documents and pertinent information that is required for plan check, please go to Plan Review Services.