Community Development

City Hall is open to the public again.  Please note that the hours for Community Development and Finance are from 8:00 a.m. through 5:00 p.m. Monday-Thursday, and alternating Fridays (see calendar for Fridays the City is open).

COMING SOON!  We are excited to announce in the next few weeks, the City of Port Hueneme will be replacing its current permitting and business license software with the new OpenGov software system.  

What this means for you - The advantages of the new system will be to: allow the public to apply for a variety of Planning, Building and Public Works permits, as well as business licenses, on-line; pay for the permits on-line; and check the status of their applications without the need to come into City Hall. The new system will also allow City staff to more seamlessly process these applications, resulting in faster processing times.   

If you do not already have an account, we encourage you to set up an account with, to be able to use the new program when it comes on-line.   City staff will be available to assist you with any issues in submitting or checking your application.


For information regarding the City's cannabis program, including regulations, caps, application materials, please click here

Garage sales:  No more than 2, 2-day events may be held per residence per year and there is a $22 permit fee.  For a copy of the permit and regulations, please refer to the Garage Sale Permit

The Community Development Department is responsible for Planning and Zoning, Building & Safety, Economic Development and business assistance, Code Compliance and Parking Enforcement. It is also responsible for affordable housing programs.  The Department also acts as primary liaison with the commercial Oxnard Harbor District (Port of Hueneme).  

Counter Services

City Hall Reception/Counter Services is an integral aspect of Community Development's Administration. Staff provides bilingual City Hall reception, counter services, and issuance of miscellaneous documents including:

  • Animal licenses
  • Beach/neighborhood parking passes
  • Bus passes
  • Garage sale permits
  • Vehicle releases (payable in cash only)