Community Development

The Community Development Department is organized into the following divisions:

Building Safety Division: Checks building plans for compliance with the California Building Code, issues permits, and conducts all field inspections.

Code Enforcement Division: Enforces the standards of the Laguna Beach Municipal Code and investigates possible violations of the Code.

View Preservation Division: Works with property owners to preserve and restore views.

Planning Division: Coordinates current and advanced planning projects, including Conditional Use Permits, Subdivisions, Specific Plans, and the City's General Plan. Also runs the Historic Preservation Program and View Preservation and Restoration Program.

Zoning Division: Checks zoning plans and administers the Zoning Code. 







Contact Us

Walk-Up Counter Hours
Monday - Thursday 7:30 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
Alternate Fridays 7:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
(open during lunch)
Closed alternate Fridays
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(949) 497-0712

Village Entrance Project Update



January  23 - 6:00 PM
Planning CommissionThe Planning Commission of the City is established as the "planning...
January  24 - 6:00 PM
Design Review BoardMeeting of Board of Adjustment/Design Review BoardClick here for...
February  4 - 6:00 PM
View Restoration Committee - CANCELEDCommittee meeting canceled.