Code Enforcement

The mission of the Code Enforcement office is to preserve and promote public safety and welfare by enforcing the standards of the Laguna Beach Municipal Code.  Code Enforcement investigates possible violations of the code, which include sign regulations, zoning code, property maintenance, business license requirements and the noise abatement program. Code Enforcement also responds to complaints of the Uniform Housing Code and complaints of construction without a permit.

Tenant/landlord issues are typically considered civil matters unless they are building safety and/or unpermitted construction issues.  For more information regarding tenant/landlord issues, please visit the Fair Housing website: http://www.fairhousingoc.org/index.html.

Complaints may be filed by calling the Code Enforcement office at (949) 497-0301, or by submitting a request online through Community Development's Citizen Access Portal.

EnerGov Citizen Access Portal (CAP) is an integrated web portal that provides the community with 24-hour access to Permitting, Plan Management, Inspection, Code Enforcement, and other Community Development services.

  • 24/7 online access for contractors & citizens
  • Online permit submission/ status checks on filed permits, pending projects, projects under construction or completed projects
  • Online inspection scheduling & cancellations
  • Online Municipal Code violation reporting
  • Online payments (coming soon)

    For detailed instructions on "How to Use Citizen Access Portal" click here.

    To access Citizen Access Portal
    click here.
    or go to:
    http://64.58.157.212/CitizenAccess/Public/Main.
  • The Code Enforcement Division has placed an emphasis on allocating staff resources to directly assist property and business owners with the implementation of the recently adopted Floodplain Management Ordinance. All property and business owners of commercial properties located in the flood hazard zones are responsible for installing floodproofing devices. Please refer to our Floodproofing Contingency Device Informational Guide for more details.

  • Tell Us What You Think!
    9/3/2015  The City of Laguna Beach invites you to participate in three surveys that are important in planning for our future. Please participate in surveys relating to the Cultural Arts Plan, the Downtown Specific Plan Update and the Village Entrance Project. Thanks in advance for helping to shape the future of Laguna Beach!

    Labor Day Holiday Trash Collection Schedule
    9/3/2015  Residential trash collection will be delayed one day throughout the week of September 7 in observance of Labor Day. Customers should place their carts out for pick-up one day later than usual, beginning Tuesday, September 8, through Saturday September 12.

    Who’s Cooking Those Pancakes
    9/3/2015  Off-duty City Firefighters, Lifeguards, and Police Officers will be flipping pancakes, cooking sausage, and pouring coffee at the Labor Day Exchange Club Pancake Breakfast on Monday, September 7, 2015 at Heisler Park. Breakfast will be served from 7:00 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. with all proceeds benefiting child abuse prevention programs.

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    Community Development
    505 Forest Avenue
    Laguna Beach, CA 92651
    Phone: (949) 497-0712 Fax: (949) 497-0771