Development Services

Online Permitting

Our goal at the Permit Center is to make your online experience as seamless and productive as possible. Before starting the online submittal process, please learn about the three types of online submittal processes available:

This permitting option is limited to the following types of minor projects:

  • Water heater changeouts
  • Electrical panel changeouts
  • Reroofing of single-family dwellings and duplexes
You can apply and pay for these projects through our Online Portal.

The advantage of this process is that applicants can apply for and be automatically issued a permit in one step. Please note that this process is also available outside of regular business hours. To get started, follow the instructions listed below:

  1. Create a profile on the Online Portal.
  2. Submit an application for one of the minor project types.  Please note that owners or contractor’s agents will need to attach a letter of authorization or a completed FORM-006 Owner/Builder/Contractor Permit Proxy.
  3. Once the application is approved, payment can be made online using a credit/debit card or electronic check. Your permit will be issued automatically, and a receipt with a copy of the permit will be sent to you via email. 

The advantage of this process is that applicants can apply for repair or alteration of existing single-family or duplex buildings online. Please note that this process is also available outside of regular business hours. To get started, follow the instructions listed below:

  1. Create a profile on the Online Portal.
  2. Submit an application for repair or alteration of existing single-family or duplex buildings or structures without any new square footage.  Please note that owners or contractor’s agents will need to attach a letter of authorization or a completed FORM-006 Owner/Builder/Contractor Permit Proxy.
  3. Once the application is reviewed, you will be informed via email if your application has been accepted or is incomplete. After receiving the email, log into the portal for further instructions.
Our Internet Permitting Request Service option is available only to registered licensed California contractors who have a pre-authorized Personal Identification Number (PIN) and frequently perform minor or simple construction projects in Long Beach. If you do not have a PIN and would like to request one, visit INTERNET PERMITTING REQUESTS APPLICATION INSTRUCTIONS.

Please select the following links to submit your project:

Note: When submitting HVAC permits, please submit plot plan and CF1R to the email address: DV.permits@longbeach.gov.

Once you submit your permit application online, an electronic invoice will be sent from Development Services within 1-3 business days regarding the amount of permit fees due to complete the permit issuance process.  Upon fee payment, a confirmation email will be sent to you that includes the permit receipt.