EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2023
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]
Code Enforcement Violations May Be Reported Here or via the MyHB app on iOS or Android
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 on a mobile device.
Community Development Divisions
To apply for a Certificate of Occupancy,
please email your completed application to:
Link to Certificate of Occupancy
We will review your application and respond within 3-5 business days.
Temporary Emergency Use Permits
The City of Huntington Beach would like to ensure businesses have the ability to operate safely and successfully during the Covid-19 pandemic. The City is allowing flexibility in parking and other standards to permit businesses to operate outdoors on a temporary basis. Businesses must obtain a temporary emergency use permit in order to operate outdoors. For temporary emergency use permit application and criteria, click here.