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Development Process: Step-by-Step

Navigate the process for developing property in San Diego by clicking on the numbered boxes 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.

Development Process Overview

1. Define Project

Does your project need a permit?

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2. Site Information

Are there site constraints on your project?

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3. Discretionary Review

Does your project require special approvals?

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4. Plan Review

Does your project comply with building and land development codes?

5. Permits & Approvals

Do you have everything you need to obtain your permits & approvals?

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6. Inspection

Are you ready for an inspection?

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7. Occupancy

Is your project complete?