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Code Enforcement

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 February 9, 2021. All electronic application processing will pause after February 9th at 5:00 PM, until we open our new electronic submittal site (Accela’s HB ACA) on February 16, 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 February 10, 2021. Thank you for your patience and understanding during this transition.


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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"Keeping Huntington Beach a Beautiful Place to Live, Work, and Play."

Photo of House In Violation of Code


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.

Code Enforcement Service Goals and Standards

What is Code Enforcement?

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:

Code Enforcement Resources

Division Staffing

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.

Did you know?

The Huntington Beach Fire Department conducts free home fire safety inspections for seniors.  You can also get a free smoke detector with a 10 year battery and carbon monoxide detector installed.  This free service is provided by Project SHIP senior home inspection program volunteers. You can schedule an appointment online or call 714-374-1615.

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Huntington Beach, CA
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