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 land use policies within the General Plan, as well as the City’s zoning, building, subdivision, and environmental regulations, to ensure the orderly physical growth of the community. Program activities include advance and current planning; building 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.

Overall, the Department’s range of services encompass revitalization of targeted areas, retaining and attracting businesses to Newport Beach, and creating and maintaining residential neighborhoods to ensure that Newport Beach provides safe, economically vital and aesthetically pleasing places in which to live, work, and visit.

Please follow the links below to the Department’s various programs to access detailed information and resources.

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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