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Long Beach Permit Center customers encouraged to make in-person appointments

Starting on Monday, Aug. 23, 2021, Permit Center services will be expanded to include in-person services for all development projects. Customers are encouraged to take full advantage of its in-person appointment-only service. Applications and materials will be accepted in hardcopy form, or, for convenience, on a USB flash drive (memory stick).

This change of service will help the Permit Center — currently open for in-person appointments only — return to the high-level of personalized customer care that was in place prior to the COVID-19 pandemic, is as follows:

As part of all appointments, customers will be asked to provide their project applications and materials as hardcopy or, for convenience, submit them on USB flash drives (memory sticks).

All other services are also available, which are previewed below and can be found in detail on the Permit Center page.

  • Online Express Permits: Only for single-family and duplex structures for re-roofing, water heater changeouts and electrical service panel changeouts.
  • In-Person Express Permits: For minor projects that do not need plan review, including window changeouts, HVAC addition and relocations, and alteration, repair, and replacement of electrical, mechanical, and plumbing systems.
  • Over-the-Counter (OTC) Permits: For select projects requiring in-person plan reviews, which include one-story residential additions, accessory dwelling units (ADUs), and relocation of 50 or less fire sprinkler heads.
  • Status Check: To learn about existing plan checks, including the status of your permit in the queue, visit: Plan Review and Permit Status

Permit Center appointments, including same-day appointments, can be scheduled Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Please note that for each appointment, a limit of two (2) projects can be processed.

For more information, contact the Building & Safety Staff specialists at 562-570-PMIT (7648).

This article was released by the City of Long Beach.