Development Services

Registration Instructions

Welcome to the City of Long Beach online permitting. This service is provided to our regular customers who wish to do simple business with the Department of Long Beach Development Services without a need to visit us at Long Beach City Hall.

This service is offered exclusively to contractors or real estate agents who have applied and established an Online Permitting Account with the department.

A processing fee of $30.00 will be charged to the credit/debit card account place on file for any new account or to renew an already existing account, in the event that the credit/debit card on file with the department is rejected for any reason by the issuing credit/debit bank.

Only those projects that do not require a plan review or a plot plan for permit issuance, may qualify this service.

The Department of Long Beach Development Services is located at 411 West Ocean Boulevard, 3rd floor, City Hall.

The following will aid you in obtaining online permitting service with the department:

1. Fill out the registration form or you can complete the form when you visit the department.

2. Using the online permit service will require a one-time in-person registration so we may verify your information. For licensed contractors, you will need your state contractor's license, certificate of workers' compensation insurance (if required), City of Long Beach city business license and credit card. For other than licensed contractors (e.g., real estate sales, owner developers, handyman services, etc.) you may only need the registration form, picture I.D. and your credit card information.

For licensed contractors, bring the following items with you at registration time:

  • Your completed registration form (if you are unable to pre-print the form, forms are available at the Development Services Center).
  • A copy of your contractor's license.
  • Proof of workers' compensation insurance (if required).
  • Credit card information (Master Card or Visa).
  • City of Long Beach business license.

For other than licensed contractors, bring the following items with you at registration time:

  • Your completed registration form (if you are unable to pre-print the form, forms are available at the Development Services Center).
  • Credit card information (Master Card or Visa)
  • Picture I.D.

3. At the time of application, the Development Services Center staff will provide you with a personal identification number (P.I.N.). The purpose of the PIN is to allow you to obtain permits over the Internet without transmitting your credit card information. Keep your PIN in a secure place as you will need it whenever you request an online permit.

4. Allow 2-3 business days for processing.

5. We will return your issued permit via the U.S. mail.

We thank you for your interest in our online service and for taking the time to enroll in the service. If you have any questions about this process or have difficulty in registration, you can call us at (562) 570-PMIT (7648).

NOTICE: The City of Long Beach is authorized to accept Visa and Master Card only. Credit cards which are rejected for any reason will prevent your permit from being processed. To use a new credit card will require a new registration form and another in-person verification of signatures. A processing fee of $30.00 will be charged at that time.