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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, such as un-permitted garage conversions and un-permitted units. For all other un-permitted construction, please contact the Building Division.

Tenant/landlord issues are typically considered civil matters unless they are building safety and/or un-permitted construction issues. For more information regarding tenant/landlord issues, please visit the Fair Housing website.

Complaints may be filed by calling the Code Enforcement office at (949) 497-0301, or by submitting a request online through the City's Ask Laguna program.

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.