Development Services

Welcome to the Long Beach Development Services Department

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In observance of Juneteenth, the Development Services Department and its Permit Center will be closed on Monday, June 21, 2021.

Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program (LB-ERAP)

Information & Support: 833-358-5372

(Mon. -  Fri., 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.)

Our team offers a variety of programs and services related to planning, building and safety, code enforcement, affordable housing, neighborhood improvement, and historic preservation to help create and maintain more safe, sustainable, and livable neighborhoods. We are committed to providing an exceptional customer experience for residents, property and business owners, builders, investors, and visitors alike and is available to provide guidance about our services to ensure the success of your project.


Due to COVID-19, City Hall, including the Neighborhood Resource Center, remains closed to the public until further notice. However, the Building & Safety Permit Center on the 2nd floor is now open for appointment-only service for Express Permits (minor construction projects).  The Department will otherwise continue its modified operations via phone, email, and online for larger types of projects and other services. Please visit the following Bureau pages for more details:

  • Building & Safety Bureau Plan pickups, plan submittals, permit issuances, and inspection services. NOTE:  The Bureau is experiencing longer than usual processing times and we do anticipate delays.  We appreciate your patience. Contact 562-570-PMIT (7648)
  • Code Enforcement Bureau Abatement issues, dangerous conditions, exterior inspections, health & safety situations. Contact: 562-570-CODE (2633)
  • Planning Bureau Project updates, plan checks, entitlements, and public noticing. Contact: 562-570-6194 

For a more comprehensive list of contacts, view the LBDS Contact List


Meeting schedules are as follows:

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Long Beach Emergency Rental Assistance Program Outreach & Application Assistance Pop-Up Saturday

Sat, Jun 19, 2021
14th Street Park Cedar Avenue & W. 14th Street
1:00 PM
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Cancelled: BEAC Meeting Agenda

Mon, Jun 21, 2021
Via Teleconference
1:30 PM
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Cultural Heritage Commission Meeting

Tue, Jun 29, 2021
Via Teleconference
5:00 PM
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Planning Commission Public Hearing Notice

Thu, Jul 01, 2021
Via Teleconference
5:00 PM
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Community Events

From neighborhood cleanups to resource fairs, we have you covered! Be sure to join us for one of our next informational, family-friendly, and fun community events.
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How We're Doing

Building a Better Long Beach — 2021 Quarterly Reports on Key Service Metrics 

Building & Safety Bureau

Working hard to ensure that buildings are safe, sustainable and structurally sound — Bureau staff responded to 10,485 phone calls for plan checks and completed reviews of 1,052 projects.  A total of 1,886 permits were issued and 9,982 residential & commercial inspections were conducted.
View 1st Quarter Report

Code Enforcement Bureau
Striving to maintain and improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and community corridors, the Bureau received 5,397 general property complaints and collected $17,976 in fines & fees for various violations. Also, 4,911 City health order compliance inspections by the Venue Task Force were conducted.
View 1st Quarter Report

Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau
Helping create a more livable and sustainable community, Bureau staff completed 18 home and commercial improvement rebate projects around the city.  There were also 13 neighborhood clean-up events, which resulted in 108 tons of trash and debris collected.
View 1st Quarter Report
Planning Bureau
Playing an essential role in shaping the city’s future, the Bureau processed and completed 131 historic preservation cases, conducted 31 project approvals and assisted 4,459 customers on the Bureau’s Zoning Information Line.  The Bureau also held five community outreach events.
View 1st Quarter Report