Community and Economic Development Department

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


Counter Services is an integral aspect of the Department. Staff provides bilingual City Hall reception, counter services, and issuance of miscellaneous documents including:

  • Beach/neighborhood parking passes
  • Bus passes
  • Vehicle releases (payable in cash only)

Please note that the hours for Community and Economic 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).

ONLINE PERMITTING IS HERE!  We are excited to announce the City of Port Hueneme has implemented the OpenGov software system for permitting and Business License services.  

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.



Parking permits for 2023-24 will be available for purchase beginning Thursday, June 29, 2023.  Permits may be obtained in-person at Port Hueneme City Hall.  Alternately, applications and payment may be submitted via U.S. mail or placed in the City’s utility payment drop box located at the exit of the City’s Pearl Street parking lot.  If you are mailing or placing your application in the drop box, please include a check or money order payment only.  All forms of payment are accepted for in-person applications.   The parking permit application, instructions, and fees may be obtained here.  Proof of current registration for ALL vehicles is also required.  If you do not have access to a printer, please call (805) 986-6552 to request an application be mailed to you.  If you choose to have your parking permit mailed to you, the City is NOT responsible for lost or stolen permits.  

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.  To apply for a garage sale permit, please use to the City's online permitting system, OpenGov, which can be accessed from the Planning Division's webpage at:

Landscape Design Guidelines Update

The City Council approved the City's updated Landscape Design Guidelines on December 18, 2023.  The updated Guidelines may be viewed here.