Welcome to the Community Development Department

A Message from the Community Development Director

Welcome to the City of Newport Beach’s Community Development Department website.  It is our desire that you will be able to access pertinent and timely City information, via this website, that affects development in the community.  
The Community Development Department administers the City's General Plan, as well as the City’s zoning, building, subdivision, fire safety, and environmental regulations, to ensure the orderly physical growth of the community. Program activities include advance and current Planning Bulding and Fire Safety plan check, permit issuance, and Inspection; City Real Property and Asset Management; and Code enforcement. The Department also oversees the Community Development Block Grant program.  

I am also very pleased to inform you that in June 2014, the Building Division received the highest grade possible from the Insurance Services Office, Inc. (ISO). On a scale of 1 to 10, the ISO rated the City as a “1” for residential, commercial, and industrial properties. ISO considers a grade of 1 as an exemplary commitment to building code enforcement.

In our ongoing effort to improve our customer service, we now have a new iPermit program that allows online permitting for certain types of residential permits.  Information can be found on our Building Division page.

Please follow the links below to the Department’s various programs to access detailed information and resources. As always we appreciate your feedback and comments. Please feel free to complete a customer satisfaction survey.
Should you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us at (949) 644-3200.



Kimberly Brandt, AICP
Community Development Director

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