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.

  • Holiday Transit Operations
    12/19/2014  Mainline transit service will not be offered on Christmas Day, Thursday, December 25, or New Year’s Day, Thursday, January 1.

    Artist Open Studios
    12/19/2014  Artist Open Studios will be held on Saturday, January 3, 2015, from 11 a.m. to 4 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.

    First Friday Flicks at the Forum
    12/19/2014  First Friday Flicks at the Forum will start on Friday, January 2, 2015, at the Forum Theatre located at the Festival of Arts grounds at 650 Laguna Canyon Road. The critically acclaimed documentary “Finding Vivian Maier” is about a mysterious nanny, who secretly took over 100,000 photographs that were hidden in storage lockers. Discovered decades later, her artwork has earned her a posthumous reputation as one of the most accomplished street photographers. This film is not rated with a running time of 83 minutes. This program has been funded through the generosity of Laguna Beach residents Steve Chadima and Mark Porterfield.

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