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Community Development
Responsibilities and Services
The Community Development Department performs a variety of services intended to protect, maintain, and develop an attractive, safe, and healthy environment for residents and the business community. The department's primary function is to oversee property development and land use activities in the city.

Planning Commission
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Building Safety reviews construction plans, tracks interdepartmental reviews, issues permits, and provides inspections to ensure code compliance.

Neighborhood Enhancement services include initiating and managing code enforcement actions and supporting the Sustainable City Committee

Oilfield Services
enforces noise, safety, and appearance provisions fo the Oil Code.

Planning Services
include:
  • Providing staff support for the Planning Commission
  • Providing technical assistance regarding the rules and regulations for the development of private property
  • Reviewing and managing development projects consistent with the provisions of the General Plan and Municipal Code
  • Provide information on housing and population estimates. You may also visit the State Department of Finance.

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Contact
 Community Development
 2175 Cherry Ave.
 Signal Hill, CA  90755
 Ph: (562) 989-7340
 Fx: (562) 989-7391
           
PLANNING;
COUNTER HOURS:
 Monday through Thursday
 7:30 am - 5:30 pm
Friday
 7:30 am - 4:30 pm
   
BUILDING COUNTER HOURS:
Building Counter Hours on Thursday, 12/1/16 will be moved to 7:30a.m. to 8:30a.m. The Building Department will be closed on Friday, 12/2/16. No inspections will be available. Limited building permits may be issued depending on the complexity of the project. Call in advance.  We apologize for any inconvenience.
    Monday through Friday 
11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. 
Afternoon available by 
appointment only.
 
BUILDING INSPECTIONS
will be conducted:

Monday through Friday 
8:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
                        
Please call or email at least 24 hours in advance to 
(562) 989-7348 or   and leave the job address.  
(the City does not issue building permit numbers)

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