Community Development
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)

Community Development Department

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, the City website, or our online submittal system HB ACA.

 The City of Huntington Beach’s new electronic permit processing system HB ACA (Accela Citizen Access) is now open for submittals!

HB ACA provides 24/7 online services for citizens, including:

Please read all instructions for setting up an account and submitting applications online through HB ACA before submitting a new application. If you have any questions on the submittal process after reading the instructions link below, please contact us at [email protected] 

HB ACA Instructions – Before You Apply Online

HB ACA – Apply Online Here

Resubmittal & Revision Plans Submittal Guide

Code Enforcement Violations May Be Reported Here or via the MyHB app on iOS or Android

Please review our current processing times below, and check updates on the Processing Status section of your permit through ACA

*Please login to HB ACA from a full web browser since certain functionality is not available on a mobile device.

Electronic Plans and Document Submittal
The City of Huntington Beach offers Electronic Plan Submittals. Electronic Plan Submittals allow applicants to submit plans and documents electronically as an alternative to submitting paper documents. Documents such as application forms, drawings, exhibits, and various reports can now be submitted electronically.

HB ACA - Apply Online Here

To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy,
please email your completed application to:
We will review your application and respond within 3-5 business days.


Temporary Emergency Use Permits

The City of Huntington Beach would like to ensure businesses have the ability to operate safely and successfully during the Covid-19 pandemic. The City is allowing flexibility in parking and other standards to permit businesses to operate outdoors on a temporary basis. Businesses must obtain a temporary emergency use permit in order to operate outdoors. For temporary emergency use permit application and criteria, click here

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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Huntington Beach, CA
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