Development Services

Update on Construction Near Oil/Gas Wells and Methane Gas Mitigation

Oil Well

The Long Beach City Council adopted the Construction in the Vicinity of Oil/Gas Wells Ordinance (LBMC18.78) and Methane Gas Mitigation Ordinance (LBMC18.79) on June 8, 2021.

Starting Sept. 1, 2021, these ordinances are effective and development projects submitted must fully comply with these regulations.  The following two bulletins have been developed to provide useful information about the ordinances and their implementation to developers and property owners:

The development community is encouraged to review these ordinances and the associated bulletins early on in their project planning phase.  Any questions regarding this information can be directed to the City Development Coordinator at: