Inspection Services

Contractors or owners request inspections at key stages of construction (e.g., prior to pouring concrete, affixing drywall, etc.) to verify compliance. Satisfactory completion of the job results in occupancy being approved and connection of utilities authorized.

The City of Long Beach is divided into two inspection categories: Residential and Commercial. Each residential and commercial inspection area has an inspector who is responsible for working with you to identify and resolve building and inspection issues.

Inspectors work throughout the City in the field inspecting buildings and structures to ensure that compliance is met for electrical, plumbing, mechanical and building safety issues. Each inspector has extensive training and certification and is well informed in identifying electrical, plumbing, mechanical and building safety issues to help you construct a successful building project.

We can work together to effectively construct safe buildings that add to the vitality of our dynamic City. All of our inspectors are very interested in providing assistance to you on your building project and are ready to work with you!

Learn ways in which you can work together with your inspector to know what to expect during an inspection. Learn more about inspections with Inspection FAQs.


Staff Contact:

Loren Patten - Residential Inspections
(562) 570-6451
Ray Woolhether, Commercial Inspection Supervisor (562) 570-6287
Mike Duerr - All Other Inspections (562) 570-6473

Garage Inspection Program

For more information about the Garage Inspection Program, please visit the Neighborhood Services website here.

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