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

Department of Community Development counter hours:

The Community Development public counter is open from 8:00 a.m. to 12 noon, and from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m. Monday through Friday. You can also contact us via email at or call (562) 431-2527 for assistance.

Building Inspections will be conducted:

Monday through Friday, with the exception of holidays
9:00 a.m. – noon & 1:00 p.m. – 5:00 p.m.


For information about yard sale requirements, please contact (562) 431-2527 x1342


Director, Alexa Smittle
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1313

Management Analyst, Megan Coats 
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1345



Building & Safety

Planning Manager, Shaun Temple
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1316

Building Official, Bill Dorman
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1327


Building Inspector, Jon Gozubuyuk
Phone:(562) 431-2527 x1315

Assistant Planner, Samuel Funes
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1317

Senior Building Technician
Phone: (562) 431-2527 x1323


Code Enforcement Officer, Joshua Hernandez
Phone: (562) 431-2527 X1342