The City of Huntington Beach's annexation of Sunset Beach was officially recorded on August 22, 2011. Transition of public safety (Police and Fire dispatch services) was completed on August 29, 2011. Municipal services for the Sunset Beach area including Public Works, Beach Maintenance and Marine Safety will be turned over to the city on October 1, 2011. The "Flip the Switch" ceremony is scheduled for October 17, 2011.
Planning and Building services will continue to be provided by the County of Orange until the California Coastal Commission approves the Local Coastal Program/Sunset Beach Specific Plan. This approval is anticipated in the fall, 2012. The County of Orange - Public Works Department can be reached at 714-834-2300 or at www.ocplanning.net.