Development Services

Code Enforcement

Our Code Enforcement staff respond to a variety of complaints of violations of the Long Beach Municipal Code, including substandard buildings, property maintenance, inoperative vehicles, weed abatement, and land use violations. 

When violations are identified, the responsible parties are contacted and requested to abate the conditions. Failure to correct violations could result in a citation or a referral to the City Prosecutor's office. View the Code Enforcement Fee Schedule.

Long Beach is divided into three Code Enforcement areas that are aligned with the existing North, West and East divisions of the Police Department. Each area is assigned a code enforcement team that works with individuals, neighborhood associations, and local business groups to resolve code enforcement issues and maintain the safety and livability of the community. 


The Development Permit Center on the City Hall 2nd floor continues to remain open for appointment-only service. At this time, all Code Enforcement services are operating as usual, including the Garage Resale Program.

Our staff will continue to address any health and life safety or abatement issues such as raw sewage spills, illegal garage conversions and accessory structures and commercial buildings that are being used as dwellings. However, extra degrees of precaution will be taken to protect members of the public as well as inspectors, such as:
    • Avoiding handshaking
    • Asking if there is anyone sick on the property or project prior to starting the inspection
    • Exercising proper social distancing during the inspection

To report a code violation or make a code enforcement request, please contact us at Code Enforcement directly at 562.570.CODE (2633) or anonymously via the Dynamic Portal.


Administrative Citations

Construction Noise

Current Open Cases

Garage Resale Program

Proactive Rental Housing Inspection Program (PRHIP)

Short-Term Rentals


All vacant lots in the City of Long Beach must be registered with the Vacant Lot Registry. Visit the Vacant Lot Ordinance program page to view the map and learn more.
To submit referrals about possible unpermitted, unsafe, unhealthy, or unsightly conditions in homes and neighborhoods, call 562.570.CODE (2633) or visit the Code Enforcement Referrals page.

The Garage Resale Program requires any property owner selling a residential building within the designated parking impacted area to sign off on a report regarding the availability of legally required off-street parking spaces. If the property is not included in the parking impacted area, this program does not apply. For more information, visit our Garage Resale Program page.

Any foreclosed property in the City of Long Beach must be registered and renewed annually with the City’s Foreclosure Registry Program. More information.