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.

  • Residential Recycling and Refuse Service Guide Mailed to Residents
    10/24/2014  The City’s solid waste hauler, Waste Management, has distributed a Residential Recycling and Refuse Service Guide for residents. Important service information is provided to help residents manage recycling trash, yard waste, hazardous waste, and bulky items. Information regarding the City’s annual recycling events and useful contact information is also included. In addition, residents will receive an educational magnet outlining the materials that should be placed in the trash, recycling and green waste carts.

    Children’s Holiday Palette Exhibition
    10/17/2014  The Arts Commission is currently accepting designs for the annual competition. Children ages 5 to 17 years old may submit an original design celebrating the holiday season. Up to 12 designs will be selected for display at City Hall during December. Designs must be submitted by noon on Monday, November 17, 2014.

    Artist Open Studios
    10/17/2014  Artist Open Studios will be held on Saturday, November 1, 2014 from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Participants can catch a free shuttle service from the ACT V parking lot, located at 1900 Laguna Canyon Road, and take advantage of free parking. Over 30 artists will be opening their studios, offering hands-on experiences and insights into their creative process. This is an opportunity to see artists working in a variety of media from glass fusion to bronze welding.

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