Development Services

Welcome to the Long Beach Development Services Department

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Offering a variety of programs and services related to planning, building and safety, code enforcement, affordable housing, neighborhood improvement and historic preservation, the Development Services team is dedicated to creating and maintaining more safe, sustainable and livable neighborhoods. Our goal is to provide a positive customer experience for residents, property and business owners, builders, investors and visitors.


  • 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 detailed phone list of Department and related services, view the full LBDS Contact List

The Development Permit Center at City Hall is open for service and ready to serve more customers by appointment! Looking to start a home renovation or other construction project? Appointments are now available for all services, including: submitting permit-related documents, requesting plan reviews, pulling building permits and finding resources for construction projects of all types, sizes and complexities. We look forward to working with you soon!

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How Are We 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 10,614 phone calls for plan checks and completed reviews of 1,251 projects.  A total of 2,507 permits were issued and 10,799 residential & commercial inspections were conducted.
View 3rd Quarter Report
Code Enforcement Bureau
Striving to maintain and improve the quality of life of neighborhoods and community corridors, the Bureau received 1,779 general property complaints and collected $12,532 in fines & fees for various violations. Also, 65 City health order compliance inspections by the Venue Task Force were conducted
View 3rd Quarter Report

Housing & Neighborhood Services Bureau
Helping create a more livable and sustainable community, Bureau staff completed 20 home and commercial improvement rebate projects around the city.  There were also 30 neighborhood clean-up events, which resulted in 252 tons of trash and debris collected.
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Planning Bureau
Playing an essential role in shaping the city’s future, the Bureau processed and completed 124 historic preservation cases, conducted 67 project approvals and assisted 3,968 customers on the Bureau’s Zoning Information Line.  The Bureau also held 6 community outreach events.
View 3rd Quarter Report