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Located on the third floor of City Hall, the Long Beach Development Services Department is comprised of four main bureaus: Building and Safety, Code Enforcement, Housing and Neighborhood and Planning.
Our staff of more than 210 employees works tirelessly to serve the community on a wide spectrum of policies and programs, including land use development, affordable housing, environment and historic preservation, neighborhood improvement, as well as building standards and safety.
Our mission is to make a difference in the community by building a dynamic, safe and sustainable City that honors its past and embraces the future. That’s why we embrace as a work credo our Department slogan — Building a Better Long Beach.