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City Hall is home to Big Bear's local government and administrative offices. Work pertaining to business licensing, building permits, local services, tourism management and more is conducted at City Hall. Visitors to City Hall can get information on filming permits, housing assistance, snow removal, and more. City Council and the Planning Commission convene monthly and all meetings are open to the public to listen and speak.

It is the City's mission to sustain a high quality of life for community members, while promoting a vibrant local economy that welcomes respectful visitors.

The City Hall building is also home to the Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center that stages numerous productions each year.

It is important to note that services, laws, and government for The City pertain only to the municipality of the City of Big Bear Lake. The City of Big Bear Lake does not include Big Bear City, parts of Moonridge, Fawnskin, Sugarloaf, Erwin Lake, Baldwin Lake, or Lake Williams. These neighborhoods are under the jurisdiction of the County of San Bernardino.

City Council

The City Council is the governing body of the City of Big Bear Lake and is responsible for the formulation of new policies, enacting laws and ordinances, and deciding on issues that impact the community. City Council provides direction to city departments under the leadership of the City Manager. Together they develop and implement programs for the overall growth and benefit of the community. City Council acts as a liaison between community members and City staff and is responsible for community outreach.

It is important to note that City Council and their government pertain only to the municipality of the City of Big Bear Lake. The City of Big Bear Lake does not include Big Bear City, parts of Moonridge, Fawnskin, Sugarloaf, Erwin Lake, Baldwin Lake, or Lake Williams. These neighborhoods fall under the jurisdiction of the County of San Bernardino.

City Manager

The City of Big Bear Lake employs a Council-Manager form of government in which the City Manager is the administrative head of the City and is employed by, and responsible directly to, the City Council. The City Manager is responsible for the efficient administration of all affairs and departments operating within the City under the policies established by the City Council.

Erik Sund stepped into the City Manager role on September 19, 2022.

Filming Office/Services

Film Services promotes and facilitates the production of films, TV, commercials, and photography in the City of Big Bear Lake. The Film Office includes location scouting, permitting, publishing the production guide, coordinating with production companies, the community, and various agencies, and maintaining a local photo library.

Film Services for the City of Big Bear Lake are currently handled by Inland Empire Film Services.

For information please visit http://iefilmpermits.com/ ... or contact Ms. Sheri Davis at (951) 377-7849 or sheri@iefilmpermits.com

Performing Arts Center

The Big Bear Lake Performing Arts Center (PAC) is a 400-seat, state-of-the-art theater that develops community outreach programs and opportunities for individual performers, as well as for broad segments of the community through their direct involvement in community theater presentations

City Hall Hours of Operation:

Monday - Friday: 8 AM – 5 PM

Contact:

39707 Big Bear Blvd
Big Bear Lake, CA 92315
P.O. Box 10000
(909) 866-5831