The Community Development Department is comprised of four divisions serving basic community service functions:

The Building Division regulates building and use of structures for public safety through the application of adopted codes and ordinances including plan review and inspections.

The Planning Division provides public information services and promotes land use and development in accordance with City policy and applicable laws.

Special programs such as Community Block Grant (CDBG), the HOME Program, and the Document Recording Fee Program are administered under this department.

Under the Code Compliance division, common concerns subject to abatement of such items as tall grass, noxious weeds, junk vehicles and unconfined garbage on private property are addressed.

The City of Longview has adopted and is currently operating under and enforcing the following codes:
  • 2015 International Building Code
  • 2015 International Residential Code
  • 2015 International Mechanical Code
  • 1997 Uniform Sign Code
  • 2015 International Fire Code
  • 2015 Uniform Plumbing Code
  • 2017 National Electrical Code
  • 2015 International Energy Conservation Code

Please see the Longview Municipal Code for current adopted codes.

Contact the Community Development Department:

Main Phone:

Inspection Line (24-hour advance notice suggested):

Main Fax:


Office Hours: 7 am to 6 pm
Monday through Thursday

Visit this page to gain more information about our online permit system: Online Permits & Inspections

Last updated: 7/11/2018 10:43:32 AM