City and County Government planning services

When doing a construction project in the city of San Diego often a construction permit is required. In order to obtain a building permit you will need to be in contact with the City of San Diego Government planning Services. Below we have attached links to their most specific pages to help you understand the construction permit process. Below we have specific information for the City of San Diego building department and separate information for the San Diego County building department. There are several things you will need to know as highlighted in the following.

Government planning Services

Construction Development Process: Step-by-Step

Navigate the process for developing property in San Diego by clicking on the outlinedinformation below.

Learn the City’s requirements and procedures from concept to completion for your project. Find out the key elements involved, tips to expedite the process, and quick access to the resources you will need along the way.

City of San Diego Development Services

City of San Diego Development Services:

1222 First Ave, San Diego, CA 92101

General Information
Phone: 619-446-5000
Monday – Thursday: 8 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Appointment Scheduling
Phone: 619-446-5300
Monday – Thursday: 7 a.m. to 4 p.m.
Friday: 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.

San Diego Development Services

Below is the direct link to the City of San Diego Building Department Development Services page.

San Diego County Building and Government planning Services Department.

San Diego County Permit Center

5510 Overland Ave, Suite 110
San Diego, CA 92123
(858) 565-5920
(888) 336-7553

San Diego County Building and Services Department is the department that issues building permits. A building permit is required for most, but not all types of construction, including residential and commercial remodels, demolition and minor electrical, mechanical and plumbing work.  The permitting process is established to set standards for safety, protect the environment and energy efficiency.

Here are some important Building Division links:

San Diego Country created the Property Summary Report for help you prepare for the submittal of your plans and documents needed for a permit. Take a look at the County created flyer for the Property Summary Report and get more detailed information.

Go to the San Diego County Citizen Access portal home page so that you can access the Property Summary Report, research detailed information on your property and you can submit and track your permit application.

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