To permit or not to permit? That is the question.
I often get asked if a proposed construction project requires a building permit. Instead of specifying projects that require a building permit, the City of Long Beach takes the opposite approach. There is a relatively short list of projects that DO NOT require a permit and if you are remodeling your home, chances are good your project is not on that list. A few examples of projects that don't require a permit are:
Installation of a Doorbell
Repairing a Leaky Faucet
The City of Long Beach Department of Development Services provides additional information here.