Community Development
Main: (714) 536-5241
Fax: (714) 374-1647
Walk-in Hours:
Monday–Friday 8:00 am to 5:00 pm
(Closed 12:00 N to 1:00 pm daily)

Planning Division

To ensure the continued health and well-being of our customers and our employees, City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.  

For most general zoning and permitting inquiries, you can find information here on the City’s website.  You can also email your inquiries to or via the MyHB app on your mobile device.  

The City is not accepting new applications for plan check or issuing new permits for brand new projects at this time.  We are working on some protocols and technology tools to enable us to safely serve the public which we hope to have up and running by April 1st.  Our website will be the best place to check for this new information once available.  

Currently, we are offering inspection services for projects that are currently under construction.  To schedule an inspection please go to: and complete the form.  Someone will be in touch with you to schedule an inspection.  Also note that all inspections are being conducted electronically so you will need a smart phone or tablet with the ability to utilize FaceTime.

Code Enforcement related matters may be reported at 714-375-5155.  Please note that reports of non-essential business operations should be reported to the Police Department via email at

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:



FEMA Flood Zone Search by Address
Parcel Maps (lot dimensions) (County of Orange GIS)
City Zoning Map
Residential Development Standards (Height, setbacks, etc)
Permitted Uses: Commercial Zones
Permitted Uses: Industrial Zones
Parking Requirements: All Zones
Sign Requirements: All Zones
Fence Requirements: All Zones
Beach-Edinger Corridor Specific Plan (SP14)
Downtown Specific Plan (SP5)
Bella Terra Specific Plan (SP13)
Planning Fee Schedule


Huntington Beach City Hall, 2000 Main Street 3rd Floor
Huntington Beach, CA 92648
(714) 536-5271
Public Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Closed noon to 1:00 p.m.

Welcome to the City of Huntington Beach Community Development Department. 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.



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Mission Statement

"The City of Huntington Beach provides sustainable quality services to maintain and enhance our safe and vibrant community."

If you have any questions, comments or suggestions for the Community Development Department website, please e-mail the webmaster.

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The Police Department provides FREE security checks of your home while you are on vacation!  This service is provided courtesy of the HBPD Retired Senior Volunteer Program (RSVP).  Sign up online for this free service.

Contact Information

City of Huntington Beach
Planning Division
2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA
Phone: (714) 536-5271
Fax: (714) 374-1648

Community Development
Planning Division
Building Division
Design Guidelines
Flood Information
General Plan
General Plan Update
Major Projects
News & Publications
Planning Staff
Specific Plans
Zoning Code
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