Schedule an Inspection Request

An inspection may be requested by any of the following methods:
  • On-Line Inspection Requests
  • Call the 24-hour Inspection Request Line at (562) 570-6105.
  • Call the Development Permit Center at (562) 570-LBDS (5237), Option 3, between 7:30 am - 3:00 pm on Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday OR between 8:30 am and 3:00 pm on Wednesday.
  • Obtain an inspection request from any of the Permit Counter staff.
  • Request an inspection using the appropriate City form and fax it to (562) 570-6753.

(Please do not leave a message on the inspector's direct number requesting an inspection.)

All inspection requests received by 3:00 pm, Monday through Friday, excluding City of Long Beach holidays, will be scheduled for the next day. All inspection requests received after 3:00 pm will be scheduled for the following business day:

Inspection Requested Inspection Performed
3:01 pm Thursday through 3:00 pm Friday Monday
3:01 pm Friday through 3:00 pm Monday Tuesday
3:01 pm Monday through 3:00 pm Tuesday Wednesday
3:01 pm Tuesday through 3:00 pm Wednesday Thursday
3:01 pm Wednesday through 3:00 pm Thursday Friday

City of Long Beach Observed Holidays

New Year (January 1st)
Martin Luther King Jr. (3rd Monday in January)
Washington's Birthday (3rd Monday in February)
Memorial Day (Last Monday in May)
Independence Day (July 4th)
Labor Day (1st Monday in September)
Thanksgiving (4th Thursday and Friday in November)
Christmas (December 25)

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 Resale Program

For more information about the Garage Resale Program, please visit the Code Enforcement website here