Types of Permits/Approvals
Even some uncomplicated projects may require that plans be prepared. However, these projects may be simple to permit. Most uncomplicated projects can be reviewed "Over-the-Counter" while you wait. Simply make an appointment by phoning (619) 446-5300. Be prepared to describe the project in detail, as some projects won’t qualify for an "Over-the-Counter" plan review.
Commercial "Over-the-Counter" Projects
- Tenant Improvements
Residential "Over-the-Counter" Projects
Information Bulletin 140: How to Obtain a Permit to Build a Residential Addition/Alteration (PDF)
Information Bulletin 205: Specifications for Carports (PDF).
Information Bulletin 211: How to Obtain a Permit for Residential Decks (PDF)
- Garage Conversions
Information Bulletin 142: Permitting Requirements for Residential Garage Conversions (PDF).
- Master Plan Residential Units
Information Bulletin 114: How to Establish and Permit Residential Units per Master Plans (PDF). Updated per CBC 2007.
- Patio Covers
Information Bulletin 206: Specifications for Patio Covers. (PDF).
- Public Right-of-Way
Information Bulletin 165: How to Obtain a Public Right-of-Way for Standard Public Improvements (PDF)
- Retaining Wall/Level Backfill
Information Bulletin 221: Minimum Requirements for Retaining Wall/Level Backfill (PDF). Updated per CBC 2007.
- Retaining Wall/Sloping Backfill
Information Bulletin 222: Minimum Requirements for Retaining Wall/Sloping Backfill (PDF). Updated per CBC 2007.
- Single Dwelling Unit Plot Plan and Vicinity Map
Information Bulletin 122: How to Prepare a Single Dwelling Unit Site Plan and Vicinity Map (PDF). Updated per CBC 2007.
- Traffic Control
Information Bulletin 177: How to Obtain a Public Right-of-Way Permit for Traffic Control (PDF)
All projects that require plan review, whether they qualify for an "Over-the-Counter" review or not, will need to comply with local zoning regulations. Zoning requirements can impact the type of business allowed in your commercial suite or how large and where your home addition can be located. Prior to preparation of plans, you will need to obtain information specific to your site. Please go to Step 2: Site Information