Development Services

Nuisance Abatement Ordinance

“Nuisance” is an umbrella term that includes everything from noise disturbances, loitering, and the unlawful selling of controlled substances to overgrown vegetation and the violation of any Building Standards Code.

View a full list of nuisance activities as defined in the City ordinance.

Under the City’s Nuisance Abatement Ordinance, any “person” or “responsible party” may be liable for the cost of the City’s investigation of complaints as well as a monetary fine of $5,000 per each nuisance event.

For more information, contact the City of Long Beach Code Enforcement Bureau at 562.570.2633 or Ray Barajas, Senior Combination Building Inspector, at 562.570.7169.