Department of Community Development

Welcome to the Department of Community Development home page. The Community Development Department performs a variety of services intended to improve the built environment and the quality of life for current and future residents, businesses, and visitors. We are able to achieve these goals by exploring new ideas, valuing differences of opinion, engaging our community in discussions, and building consensus with stakeholders on planning & development issues.

The Community Development Department consists of two divisions: Planning & Development and Building & Safety. The Planning & Development division reviews, manages, and plans development consistent with the General Plan, Municipal Code, and the well-being of residents, visitors, property owners, and businesses of the City of Seal Beach. The Building & Safety division reviews construction plans, issues permits, provides inspections, and ensures code compliance.

Contact Us

Department of Community Development
211 Eighth Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740
Phone: (562) 431-2527
Fax: (562) 430-8763

Inspection Requests:

Please call at least 24 hours in advance to request an inspection:  (562) 431-2527 x1519

Department of Community Development counter hours:

Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays
8:00 a.m. – noon & 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.

Building Inspections will be conducted:

Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays
9:00 a.m. – noon & 1:00 p.m. – 4:00 p.m.

For information about yard sale requirements, please contact (562) 431-2527 x1323.

Director, Jim Basham
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1313

Jennifer Robles
Community Development Executive Assistant
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1326


Building & Safety

Senior Planner, Crystal Landavazo
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1324

Chief Building Official
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1327

Assistant Planner, Steve Fowler
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1316

Building Inspector, Brian McKinney
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1315


Permit Technician, Leslie Medina
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1323


Code Compliance, Vacant
Email: Vacant
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1323