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The Development Permit Center, located at City Hall on the 2nd Floor, is open to the public for submitting permit-related documents, requesting plan reviews, pulling permits, and finding resources for construction projects of all types, sizes, and complexity. We encourage you to make an in-person visit to the Permit Center where we offer a variety of services, including same-day permits, as described below.
Permit Application Services
For projects that do not need a plan review. These types of minor projects include window changeouts, HVAC addition and relocations, and alteration, repair, and replacement of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems. See full list here: Bulletin IB-058
Appointments are currently available at the City Hall 2nd Floor Permit Center on Monday - Friday, from 1:00 to 3:30 p.m. Please note that for each scheduled appointment, a limit of two (2) projects will be processed. Your project must qualify for an Express Permit process.
ONLINE: For single-family and duplex structures and only for re-roofing, water heater changeouts, and electrical service panel changeouts. A fully automated online permit portal for these projects is available. See the detailed information immediately below.
These types of permits are only available for single-family and duplex structures and only for three (3) types of projects: re-roofing, water heater changeouts and electrical service panel changeouts. You can apply and pay for these permits through our fully automated online portal.
The advantage of this process is that applicants can be issued a permit in one step. Please note that this process is available outside of normal business hours as well.
- Create a profile on the online portal.
- Submit an application for one of the three (3) specific project types. Please note that owners or contractor’s agents will need to attach a letter of authorization or a completed FORM-006 Owner/Builder/Contractor Permit Proxy.
- Once the application is approved by Building & Safety staff, payment can be made online using a credit/debit card or electronic check. Your permit will be issued automatically, and a receipt with a copy of the permit will be sent to you via email.
The types of construction projects that qualify for this service are minor additions or alterations to single-family dwellings, minor alterations to multi-family dwellings, 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 for examples of construction projects that may qualify for this service and the applicable agencies involved with the plan review.
Appointments for these types of permits are 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, for each appointment scheduled we are limiting the number of projects that will be processed and reviewed to one (1) per visit. Please click below to book an in-person appointment.
Full Review Permits
More information on this process can be found under Initial Submittal at: https://longbeach.gov/lbds/building/project-submittal/
Our online permitting service option is available only to registered licensed California contractors who have a pre-authorized Personal Identification Number (PIN). Please see the detailed information below.
Contractors who are registered with this service can apply for necessary permits online. Once you submit your permit application online, within 1-3 business days an electronic invoice is sent from Development Services regarding the amount of permit fees due to complete the permit issuance process. Upon fee payment, a confirmation email will be sent to you that includes the permit receipt.
If you do not have a pre-authorized PIN and would like to request one online, visit INTERNET PERMITTING REQUESTS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.
General Submittal Instructions
- Complete and sign one or more of the permit applications as may be needed, as described below:
- APP-001 Consolidated Permit Application
This consolidated permit application should be used for all projects that involves more than one of the following scopes of work: building, grading, fire, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, landscape and/or sign.
Use one or more of the following permit applications for each type of work involved in the project.
- APP-001 Consolidated Permit Application
- Once you’ve completed and signed the appropriate application, you can email it, along with any required associated documents that may apply to your project, to: DV-BuildingSafety@longbeach.gov.
Note: Please ensure the subject heading of the email contains the project address (e.g., 411 W OCEAN BLVD”).
- Check for a follow-up email from Development Services that provides notification regarding the amount of fees that are due to complete the permit issuance process. Upon fee payment, a confirmation email will be sent to you that includes the permit receipt.
Permit Status Checks
Already applied for a building permit and want to know your status or get more information about plan reviews? Visit: www.longbeach.gov/permitstatus.
NOTICE: The City Council has approved changes to the Long Beach Master Fees and Charges Schedule, which is revised on a citywide basis bi-annually. The Development Services Department begins implementation of its new schedule on Monday, August 2, 2021. The updated schedule contains many changes including increases, decreases, and the complete restructuring of some fees. View Building & Safety’s current fee schedules.
This station provides information regarding regulations governing how a property can be used as well as the minimum zoning standards for development are supplied.
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