Department of Community Development

Welcome to the Department of Community Development Homepage.

Our Mission

  • To improve the built environment and the quality of life for current and future residents, businesses, and visitors.

Our Guiding Principles

  • Be open to new ideas.
  • Value differences of opinion.
  • Engage the community in discussion and build consensus on planning & development issues.

Our Areas of Responsibility

  • Planning, building, code enforcement, redevelopment administration, affordable housing, coastal issues and special event permits.

Department Organizational Chart

Contact Information

Department of Community Development
211 Eighth Street
Seal Beach, CA 90740

Phone: (562) 431-2527
Fax: (562) 430-8763
Inspection Requests: (562) 431-2527 ext. 1519


Jim Basham

Ext. 1313


Crystal Landavazo

Senior Planner
Ext. 1324 


Steve Fowler

Assistant Planner
Ext. 1316 

Jon Traw

Chief Building Official
Ext. 1327 


Brian McKinney

Building Inspector
Ext. 1315 


Will Chen

Code Compliance
Ext. 1342 


Leslie Medina

Permit Technician
Ext. 1323