Building Division
Main: (714) 536-5241
Fax: (714) 374-1647
Walk-in Hours:
Monday–Friday 8:00 am to 3:00 pm

2000 Main Street
Huntington Beach, CA

*Email [email protected] for requests outside of walk-in hours

Building Division

Effective July 1, 2023, new citywide fee structure will go into effect.  This includes a 2.29% fee on the total payment for all debit and credit card transactions.

“Per City Council’s direction at the March 7, 2023 City Council meeting, City staff will continue accepting Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) applications.”

We are now issuing Solar Permits Instantly! Pre-approved projects from SolarApp+ are eligible for instant permit issuance! Don’t wait, get your photovoltaic solar permit today! For questions about SolarApp+, please visit their FAQ webpage.”

We are please to annouce that Certificate of Occupancy applications are now being processed exclusively through the HB ACA (Accela Citizen Access) portal. To initiate your application, kindly create an account on HB ACA. For detailed instructions, please refer to the following link here

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.   


You may also contact the Community Development Department via email at [email protected], the MyHB app on your mobile device, the City website, or our online submittal system HB ACA. For fastest processing, electronic submittals are highly encouraged.

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

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

Please read all instructions 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]

HB ACA Instructions – Before You Apply Online

HB ACA - Apply Online Here

Resubmittal & Revision Plan Submittal Guide  (Updated 6/5/2023)

Please review our current processing times below, and check updates on the Processing Status section of your permit through ACA


*Please login to HB ACA from a full web browser since certain functionality is not available from a mobile device.


To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy, please email your completed Certificate of Occupancy Application to [email protected] 

Link to Certificate of Occupancy Application

We will review your application and respond within 3-5 business days.




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