BEFORE You LEASE or BUY Commercial Space/Building for Your Business:
Call or visit the Zoning Counter on the 3rd Floor at City Hall: (714) 536-5271 to verify whether the space/building you have chosen:
Call or visit the Building Division on the 3rd floor at (714) 536-5241 to determine a change of occupancy type
If interested in buying or leasing a building in Huntington Beach, it is recommended that a Code Compliance Report be requested from the Building and Safety Division.
Certificate of Occupancy - A certificate that indicates the occupancy classification, use, and number of occupants
Change in Use - Any change including adding/moving equipment, storage racks, wall openings/doors, or hazardous material use that changes what work/activity is being performed in the space
Change in Occupancy - Change in use that changes the general occupancy classification allowed in the space/building
Construction going on in your neighborhood? Huntington Beach City Code allows for construction with an open building permit Monday-Saturday, 7AM-8PM. Work not requiring a permit may be completed Monday-Saturday, 8AM-8PM, and Sunday, 9AM-6PM.