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.

  • City Photo Contest
    5/21/2015  To celebrate Laguna Beach and provide high-quality photographs for the City’s new website design, the City is sponsoring a photo contest. Individuals who live, work or exhibit in the City are invited to submit photographs fitting the theme of “My Laguna” by 5:00 p.m. June 12, 2015. Photographs can be of any subject that represents the Laguna Beach experience. We encourage images that represent the vibrancy, vitality, and livability of our city. Some possible photo subjects include: art, art events, beaches, downtown, hardscape vistas, neighborhoods, ocean, parks, public events, recreation, residents, transit, trails, and action shots. Winning entries from both the youth and adult category would receive recognition at a City Council meeting, the photograph will be posted in a gallery on the City’s website and a cash prize will be awarded: first place $150, second place $75, and third place $50. City employees are eligible to participate only if photos they submit are or were taken on their own time with their own equipment. For more information, please visit the City website at www.lagunabeachcity.net.

    Village Entrance Project Community Workshop
    5/21/2015  The City of Laguna Beach will kick-off the conceptual design phase of the Village Entrance Project with a community meeting on Tuesday, June 23, from 6:00-8:00 p.m.

    Cox Conserves Heroes Local Finalist
    5/21/2015  Cox Conserves Heroes is an awards program created by Cox Enterprises and The Trust for Public Land (TPL) that honors volunteers who create, preserve or enhance the shared outdoor places in our communities. The program takes place in multiple Cox locations across the nation. Nearly $500,000 has been donated to local nonprofits and more than 140 volunteers have been honored through the Cox Conserves

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