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

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

Community Development Department

“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 pleased to announce 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.

We will review your application and respond within 3-5 business days.
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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 ACAFor 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 Plans Submittal Guide

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

You will be notified by email of any application status change. 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.

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