The Commission meets every second Tuesday of the month, 6 pm at City Hall. City Hall is ADA compliant. Applications must be submitted by the last business day of the month to be scheduled for the next Commission meeting.
- Curtis Epping (Chair)
- Kathleen Graham
- William Stidham
- Thomas Werner
- John Nechvatal
- Diane Janas
We currently do not have any vacant positions on the Planning Commission.
Land Use Amendments
The City is currently considering amendments to its Building, Unified Development, Zoning , and Critical Areas codes. If you have questions about this annual process, or would like to provide comments in writing to be considered for the docket, please contact us.
Building Details and Information
The links below address common building and structural design issues.
If you wish to schedule an inspection please give the Building Inspector a 24 hour notice.
- Building Permit
- 2009 Span Tables
- Deck Ledger Attachment
- Decks & Stairs
- Emergency Escape and Rescue Openings
- Propane Tank Setbacks
- Railing Handgrip Sizes
- Shed Type Roof
- Typical Foundation
- Typical Foundation #2
- Occupancies (Garage) – Single Floor Only: img 1 | img 2
- Wind Exposure Category
The City of Long Beach adopts by reference the Washington State Building Code, most current edition thereof. The WSBC is comprised of several code references and are listed individually in the City Code under Title 10, Chapter 2 and again in Title 51 of the Washington Administrative Code – Amendments to the State Building Code are found under RCW 19.27 and are also available for free download from the State Building Code Council’s webpage.
Development Guidelines For Public Works Standards
These are the standards that public infrastructure must meet: streets, sewers, drainage, etc.
- Section 01 – Introduction
- Section 02 – Permits
- Section 03 – Public Works
- Section 04 – Streets Section
- Section 05 – Storm Drainage
- Section 06 – Sanitary Sewer
- Section 07 – Water System
- Section 08 – Miscellaneous
- Section 09 – Details
- Section 10 – Legal
Below are details and diagrams for development and public works projects.
Change for Good
Change for Good is a program of the Mayor’s implemented by the Community Development Department, whereby recognition is given to an idea, a person, or a thing that changes the lives of people in Long Beach for the better. If you would like to make a nomination for a Change for Good recognition, please send Ariel an e-mail at her address, shown above.
Fact Sheets About Planning Topics
- Swing Gate and Fence
- Silt Fence
- Design Review
- Sheds: Roof Type 1 | Roof Type 2
- Vacation Rental Map
Shoreline Management Plan
- Comprehensive Plan Update 2026
- – Introduction
- – Vision
- – Goals & Strategies
- – Community Involvement
- – Urban Form Alternatives
- – Existing Conditions
- Map C-1 Future Land Use
- Map C-2 Urban Growth Areas
- Map A-1 Annexation Update
- Map A-2 Transportation Plan
- Map A-3 Development Parameters
- Map A-4 Parks & Open Space
To view the zoning regulations please see Title 12 of the LBCC
Design Review is a no-fee process that applies to all signs; it also applies to development projects and major exterior remodels in certain locations. If you have design review questions, please contact Ariel at the phone number or e-mail address shown above.
- Design Review Fact Sheet – What is it, do you need it?
- City of Long Beach Design Guidelines
- Design Review Application
- Design Review Application for a Sign
If you are seeking approval of a development project, a plat or a boundary line adjustment, a variance, or a conditional or special use permit,complete the following Development Approval Application. Depending on site or nearby conditions, you may also need to complete an environmental checklist and/or a critical areas checklist. A fee or fees will apply, depending on your project or permit type.