To ensure the continued health and well-being of our customers and our employees, City Hall is closed to the public effective Monday, July 20th and until further notice. City staff will be available via telephone at (714) 536-5271 and email at [email protected]. Community Development services will continue to be offered remotely. We appreciate your patience and flexibility as we strive to deliver great service while protecting the health of our customers, our staff, and the general public. Although we will work to be as responsive as possible during this transition, please allow additional time for plan review, permit issuance and other Community Development Services.
Code Enforcement matters may by reported utilizing MyHB. Please note that reports of non-essential business operations should be reported to the Police Department via email at [email protected].
"Keeping Huntington Beach a Beautiful Place to Live, Work, and Play."
The mission of the Code Enforcement Program is to promote a healthy community environment through education and communication.
The City of Huntington Beach is committed to maintaining and improving the quality of life throughout the community including residential neighborhoods and commercial and industrial areas. To help achieve this goal, the City has adopted codes that ensure a safe and healthy environment.
The Code Enforcement program enforces municipal codes pertaining to substandard housing, property maintenance and land-use in an effort to upgrade residential properties to the standards set forth in the Uniform Housing Code. The program initiates community teamwork through public education, participation in Task Force groups and public cooperation.
Code Enforcement officers respond to citizen complaints submitted to the City, in addition to initiating proactive enforcement as appropriate. On-site inspections and public education are major components of Code Enforcement's functions as well as collaboration with City departments, task force groups and outside agencies.
Other functions include:
The Code Enforcement Division is staffed by five personnel, including four Code Enforcement Officers assigned to specific enforcement areas within the City, and one Code Enforcement Supervisor who provides field support to the officers in addition to assistance on more challenging cases requiring specific expertise and extensive experience.
These five officers have cumulatively over 100 years of code enforcement experience among them, and have achieved numerous certifications from professional organizations such as the California Association of Code Enforcement Officers (CACEO), the American Association of Code Enforcement (AACE), and the International Conference of Building Officials (ICBO). This continued professional growth ensures they remain informed and aware of the most current enforcement techniques, regulations and legislation pertaining to Code Enforcement.
Since its inception in 2016, the Homeless Task Force has had more than 1,600 occasions to assist individuals with housing referrals, mental and physical health referrals, bus passes, DMV forms, gas cards, food, mailing addresses, and family reunifications