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.

  • Orange County Vector Control District
    8/29/2014  The Orange County Vector Control District needs your help. 2014 is on pace to be the worst year for West Nile virus on record in Orange County. West Nile virus is transmitted through the bite of an infected mosquito. Infection can cause severe illness and permanent disabilities, and in rare cases, can result in death.

    Village Entrance on September 2 City Council Agenda
    8/26/2014  At its September 2nd meeting, the City Council will receive a presentation on the Village Entrance community workshop, held July 16th, 2014. The purpose of the workshop was to obtain public input on specific elements and features of the project, such as the historic sewer digester, carport behind City Hall and Laguna Canyon Road median improvements.


    Police Memorial Sculpture Dedication
    8/22/2014  On Sunday, September 21, 2014 the City of Laguna Beach will dedicate the Police Memorial sculpture “Eternal Legacy” by artists Gerard Stripling and Michele Taylor on Loma Terrace. The public is invited to attend the dedication which starts at 5 p.m. To accommodate the ceremony, Loma Terrace will be closed from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. The sculpture dedication coincides with the 1st anniversary of Police Officer Jon Coutchie’s passing. This installation has been funded through donations raised by the Laguna Beach Police Employees’ Association, Laguna Beach Community Foundation and the City of Laguna Beach.

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