333 West Ocean Blvd.
Long Beach CA 90802
Phone: (562) 570-LBDS (5237)
Fax: (562) 570-6753
Code Enforcement Fines

The City of Long Beach Municipal Code has established fines for violations of State of California and City of Long Beach health, building and safety codes. City of Long Beach staff may issue fines for violations to the property owner and/or resident.

Fines may be imposed for the following:

  • Overgrown weeds, trash or debris in yards
  • Illegally parked vehicles, trailers, boats or campers
  • Inoperative vehicles stored on residential property
  • Overflowing trash container or dumpsters
  • Garages converted to dwellings
  • Unlicensed auto repair businesses
  • Unpermited, freestanding canopies
  • Unpermited or illegal business signs or banners

A written warning may be issued with notice to correct the violation(s) at the City's discretion. Upon citation 30 days are allowed for the correction of the violation or additional fines may be imposed as follows:

  • A fine not exceeding $100 for each violation
  • A fine not exceeding $200 for each violation within one year from the date of the first violation
  • A fine not exceeding $500 for each additional violation within one year from the date of the first violation
  • A fine not exceeding $1,000 for illegal garage conversions and/or illegal conversion of a structure for residential use
  • A fine of $500 for illegal automotive repair work


A cited party may appeal administrative citations and imposed levies. For cited code violations, the appeal must be requested within thirty (30) calendar days from the date of service of the Citation. In order to appeal, a completed Request for Hearing form together with a deposit in the total amount of outstanding fine(s), late charges, and/or levies must be submitted to the Department of Development Services, Code Enforcement Division, 100 W. Broadway, Suite 400, Long Beach, CA 90802.

For further information, please call (562) 570-CODE.

For more information about the Municipal Code, please call (562) 570-CODE.