Residents and visitors can call (909) 866-CODE (866-2633) to report such nuisances as land use issues, property maintenance, trespassing, noise, overcrowding and parking issues or issues related to Private Home Rentals. Code Compliance Officers are responsible for enforcing such matters to provide safety and attractiveness in Big Bear Lake. This is a non-emergency line available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. For emergencies, citizens should call local law enforcement at 9-1-1.

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Underground Service Alert encourages you to call before you dig in your yard or at your business.

You may not be aware of where utility or gas lines are located and calling beforehand may help prevent loss of life, injury and/or damage to your property! Visit for more info.

Local companies will visit your location for free to assist with marking lines. Visit and input the information on-line for single address excavations or dial 811 at least 2 working days before starting your work. This will ensure compliance with State law, Government Code Section 4216.9(a), which states "No permit to excavate issued by any local agency, ... or any State agency, shall be valid unless the applicant has been provided an initial inquiry identification number by a regional notification center ...".

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Yes, Big Bear has a Community Garden, actually two of them. Our first location, “China Gardens”, is located at 42050 Fox Farm Road, Big Bear Lake.  It boasts 46 individual raised beds, over 700 sq. feet of food pantry growing area and 7 fruit trees.  Fox Farm street side shows off the DWP Xeriscape Demonstration Gardens. 

NE 16 0223 PerformingArts

The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center is a 400-seat, state-of-the-art theater. The Center promotes and encourages performing arts, including events and programs designed to take advantage of the full range and flexibility of the Center. It also develops community outreach programs and unique opportunities for individual performers, as well as for broad segments of the community through their direct involvement in community theater presentations. In addition, the City sponsors special events by major artists.

Want to see a dramatic play, concert or musical?  Call the Box Office for a current list of events at (909) 866-4970 or buy tickets on-line.

NE 16 0223 contractors

Attention contractors!  The Building & Safety Division wants you to know the Daily Building Inspection Schedule is now available on-line.  Visit Building & Safety Division Page on a daily basis to see the work schedule of City inspectors. 


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