Harbour Commission Description and Information

Duties and Responsibilities

The Huntington Beach Municipal code (Municipal Code 2.65) designates that the Harbour Commission shall serve in an advisory capacity to the City Council in all matters related to Huntington Beach Harbour, its beaches, facilities, and parks. The Commission advises the City Council about Waterway Safety, General Infrastructure (e.g. seawalls, pier headlines, bulk heads etc.), Water Quality and Municipal Code Amendments. The Harbour Commission also cooperates with other governmental agencies and civic groups for the advancement of the Huntington Harbour and recreational planning under the direction of the City Council.

Harbour Commissioners study, report and interpret the needs of the public to the City Council and assist in securing financial support from the community for the enhancement of Huntington Harbour, its beaches, parks and related recreational needs. The Harbour Commission also reviews the annual budget as presented to the City Council to advise them on the current operational needs and long-range plans for capital improvement in the Harbour. In addition, the Commission also advises the City Council on any other matters concerning the Huntington Harbour when requested to do so by the Council.


Meeting Dates and Times

The Commission meets on the fourth Thursday of each month at 5:00 p.m. in meeting Room B-8 on the Lower Level of the Civic Center, 2000 Main Street, Huntington Beach, CA.


Boat Safety PSA


Harbour Entrance Reconfiguration PSA


Huntington Harbour Reconfiguration


More Information

Monthly Harbour Commission Summary Report 

Harbour Commission Strategic Plan

Harbour Beaches, Fuel Docks, Launch Ramps, Public Docks, Pump Out Stations

Rules of the Waterways

Naval Weapons Station Seal Beach

Anaheim Bay Navigation Changes

Huntington Harbour Clubs, Publications, Marinas, Boat Yard, Informational Links

History and Overview of Huntington Harbour


Stand Up Paddleboards and Kayaks

Authorized Stand Up Paddle Board and Kayak Rental Companies

Rules of the Road for Stand Up Paddle Boarders and Kayakers

Storage of Lost and Found Kayaks and Stand Up Paddleboards


Permit Center and Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement Services

Program Overview

Permit Center


Water Quality Programs

City of Huntington Beach Stormwater Program

Orange County Stormwater Program

Beach Water Quality Updates and Alerts


Beach and Harbour Clean-Up

City of Huntington Beach Contact for Beach Clean-Up:  (Jim Merid):  [email protected], (714) 374-1548

Monthly Harbour Clean-Up:  Surfrider Foundation - Huntington Beach / Seal Beach Chapter - Help Your Harbour (hsbsurfrider.org)


Harbour Area Economic Development

Visit Huntington Beach - About Huntington Harbour

Peter's Landing


Fire Department and Marine Safety

Fire Department

Marine Safety Division


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