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
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.
“Be Prepared” – Terrace Drains, Flood Gates and Erosion Control
505 Forest Avenue
Laguna Beach, CA 92651
Phone: (949) 497-0712 Fax: (949) 497-0771