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.

  • Banner Competition
    3/27/2015 

    At its meeting on March 23, 2015 the Arts Commission reviewed 23 submissions to the Banner Competition. The Commission selected four designs by artists, Al Esquerra, Robin Hiers, Michael Phillips and Jeffrey Skarvan. The artists will paint their original art work on banners measuring 4’ by 16’ which will be displayed during the summer months throughout the city. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The winning designs are attached.



    2015 Postcards from Laguna
    3/27/2015  At its meeting on March 23, 2015, the Arts Commission reviewed 20 submissions to the Postcards from Laguna competition. The Commission selected four designs by artists, Robin Wethe Altman, Carole Boller, David P. Cooke and Michael Hallinan. The artists will paint their original art work on canvases measuring 7’ by 5’ which will be temporarily displayed on the Verizon building at 295 Broadway facing the Whole Foods parking lot. This program is funded by the lodging establishments and City of Laguna Beach. The winning designs are attached.

    2015 Artist Designed Bench Competition -
    3/27/2015  The Arts Commission is currently accepting applications from qualified artists for an installation at Crescent Bay Point Park. The park has stunning 180 degree views for the coastline and has a bluff top setting. The opportunity is open to artists who reside in Los Angeles, Orange, Riverside, San Bernardino and San Diego countries. The budget for design, fabrication and installation is $23,000. Interested artists must submit their application on-line at www.lagunabeachcity.slideroom.com.

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