Building Division
Main: (714) 536-5241
Fax: (714) 374-1647
Walk-in Hours:
Monday–Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Closed 12:00 N to 1:00 pm daily)

Building Division

City Hall continues to be closed to the public until further notice.  You may wish to contact the Community Development Department via email at [email protected], the MyHB app on your mobile device, or the City website


Please note that the City of Huntington Beach will be transitioning to a new permitting and application system for development services. The current eProcess Portal will close for new applications, resubmittals, and revisions on March 8, 2021. All electronic application processing will pause after March 8th at 5:00 PM, until we open our new electronic submittal site (Accela’s HB ACA) on March 15, 2021. Please plan your submittals in advance to avoid project delays. Instructions for setting up an account and submitting projects online through HB ACA will be posted to our website by March 9, 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.


For electronic submittal of permits and plans, please see instructions below.  For fastest processing, please read the submittal instructions to ensure you have included all documents required for your application type.  Our current application review times are listed below in red.  These are approximate turnaround times to review applications only, and do not include plan review and permit issuance processing.  Please direct all status inquiries to [email protected].

Residential Express Permit Instructions

For over the counter residential permits that do not require plans, please email your documents to [email protected]  Please allow 1-3 business days for processing time.  

Residential permits that are eligible for express include;

  • Reroofs, Stucco, and Siding Replacement
  • Mechanical, Electrical, and Plumbing Alterations
  • Kitchen and Bathroom Remodels without floor plan or structural changes
In order to expedite permit issuance, please include the following documents in your email;


Certificate of Occupancy Instructions

To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy, please fill out Certificate of Occupancy Application and submit through our Eprocess Portal.  Please allow 3-5 business days for processing time. 


Paper Submittal Process

Please follow instructions below for Paper Submittal and Process Instructions;


Schedule an Inspection

To request an inspection, please click here.

In order to serve you better, please submit your inspection request before 2:30pm for following business day inspection (depending on the availability of staff).  All inspections requested after 2:30pm will be scheduled for the next available business day.


To find out about the City’s response to the novel coronavirus, please visit the City’s dedicated website regarding COVID-19 for the most updated information:




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