Huntington Beach

No public access to City Hall, etc.

HUNTINGTON BEACH CIVIC CENTER (Orange County Tribune photo).

You can’t go there … in person.

On Monday, July 20, the City of Huntington Beach will institute modified operations in response to the current spike in COVID-19 cases throughout Orange County.  Under this modified operating plan, the city will continue providing all current services (including police, fire, development, and utility operations), but will close public access to City Hall, the police department, and most other facilities to limit the interactions that can spread COVID-19.

All departmental operations will remain fully staffed, and the city will seek to improve and expand the use of digital and telephone services to meet the community’s needs remotely.

Additionally, the city will still offer quality of life services in limited, socially-distanced fashion.  Curbside book pickup and drop-off at Central Library, recreational programs, and the Junior Lifeguard program will continue to be maintained.

The public will also be able to purchase beach parking passes in-person at 130 Pacific Coast Highway.  Furthermore, the City Council and the Planning Commission will continue to meet with enhanced safety protocols, and select committee and commission meetings will start discussions again, largely via digital mediums.

As the city moves into a modified operational structure, work has been engaged to improve our digital plan check and inspection processes, which can be accessed by the public via the Community Development Department’s webpage.

Many other City services can be accessed online at





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