Community Development

Contact Information

Jennifer Villasenor

Community Development

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Planning & Zoning


Building & Inspection

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Permit Center

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The Community Development Department is comprised of two primary areas:  Development Services and Community Enhancement.  Development Services consists of the following divisions: Planning & Zoning, Building, and the Permit Center.   Community Enhancement includes: Affordable Housing, Code Enforcement and Economic Development divisions.   

Our offices are located at: 

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA 92648

3rd Floor (Permit Center, Planning, Code Enforcement) 
Ph: 714-536-5271

5th Floor (Housing & Economic Development)
Ph: 714-536-5582

Email: [email protected]
Please do not hesitate to contact us with any questions or concerns.   

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.    

Get in Line

The City of Huntington Beach’s electronic permit processing system HB ACA (Accela Citizen Access) is open for submittals! 

HB ACA provides 24/7 online services for citizens, including:

  • Permit, Planning, and Plan Check Applications
  • Payment Processing Online
  • Inspection Scheduling Instantly (including viewing inspection results)
  • Status of your project throughout the process
  • Record Research (for records from 1996-2021)
  • Searching Code Enforcement Records
Please read all instructions available on the ACA Help Center 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] 

Code Enforcement Violations May Be Reported Here or via the MyHB app on iOS or Android

General Information