“Per City Council’s direction at the March 7, 2023 City Council meeting, City staff will continue accepting Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) applications.”
City Hall is now open for in person services! To get in line for Permit Center services, please click the Get in Line link below. *Note: Permit Center hours are Monday - Friday, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm.
The City of Huntington Beach’s new electronic permit processing system HB ACA (Accela Citizen Access) is now open for submittals! For fastest processing, electronic submittals are highly encouraged.
You may also 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.
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
*Please login to HB ACA from a full web browser since certain functionality is not available on a mobile device.
Please see Links below for Planning Division
To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy,
please email your completed application to:[email protected]
Link to Certificate of Occupancy
We will review your application and respond within 3-5 business days.
Welcome to the City of Huntington Beach Planning Division. Our objective is to provide responsive, knowledgeable and helpful planning services to the community. Please refer to the links below for specific topic related information.
Planning Applications in Process
FEMA - Open Pacific Coast Study (2017)
Bolsa Chica Lowlands Annexation Study
Helpful Information for Business Owners
Planning Commission Agendas/Reports
Zoning Administrator Agendas/Reports
Environmental Assessment Committee Agendas
Zoning and Subdivision Ordinance
Environmental Reports (EIR's, MNDs and Initial Studies)
Request to receive any Commission Agendas and/or Newsletters by e-mail. Please note in the subject line which Commission Agendas and/or newsletters you wish to receive.
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City of Huntington Beach
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5271
Fax: (714) 374-1648