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Subject Description Revision
Date
File Type
101 Building Valuation Building Valuation Schedule
Use to determine the valuation of new construction, miscellaneous building projects and alterations/additions to existing structures.
December 2009 PDF
103 Fee Schedule, Mechanical, Plumbing/Gas, Electrical Mechanical, Plumbing/Gas, Electrical Fee Schedule and Worksheet
Use for figuring fees for mechanical, plumbing, gas and electrical work.
July 2014 PDF
109 Development and Permit Information Development and Permit Information
The information provided by Development and Permit Information is offered to assist customers in designing their projects.
March 2009 PDF
110 Records Permit Records and Mapping Information
This bulletin describes the types of records maintained by the Development Services Department and how to obtain copies of those records.
December 2008 PDF
111 Sign Permits Sign Plan Check to Permit Issuance
Use this bulletin to apply and obtain permits for business sign installation.
July 2014

PDF
113 Cross-Connection Control Cross-Connection Control
This information bulletin describes the City standards and minimum requirements related to cross-connection control/backflow protection review.
July 2014 PDF
114 Master Plans How to Establish and Permit Residential Master Plans
Use this information bulletin to establish and permit master plan residential buildings.
July 2014
PDF
115 Permit Exemptions Building Permit Exemptions
Covers when construction permits and inspections are not needed.
July 2006 PDF
116 Hazardous Materials Reporting Requirements for Hazardous Materials
Any hazardous materials that will be stored in a building when construction is complete must be reported in advance.
January 2014 PDF
117 Permit Expiration/Extension Regulations Covering Permit Expiration and Extension
Use this to determine when permits expire and when they can be extended.
August 2003 PDF
118 Construction Changes How to Process Construction Changes to Permitted Plans
If your project has already received its construction permits but changes need to be made to the plans, follow these directions.
March 2014 PDF
119 Construction and Demolition Debris Construction and Demolition Debris
This bulletin describes the requirements to dispose of dirt, rock, asphalt, concrete, bricks, roofing materials, lumber, drywall, insulation, windows, sinks, toilets, doors, carpeting, and electrical appliances and fixtures.
August 2008 PDF
120 Project Inspections How to Obtain Project Inspections
Use this information bulletin to guide you through the inspection process.
July 2014 PDF
122 Site Plan How to Prepare a Single Dwelling Unit Site Plan and Vicinity Map
Use this bulletin to assist in the preparation of plot/site plan and vicinity map for a single family residence.
December 2008
Updated per CBC 2007
PDF
123 Renewal of Roof Covering Minimum Standards for Renewal of Roof Covering
This bulletin is intended to clarify the roofing requirements for the renewal of roof coverings.
March 2009 Updated per CBC 2007 PDF
137 Fire Alarm Systems
How to Obtain a Permit for Fire Alarm Systems
This bulletin covers the procedures for obtaining a permit to install a fire alarm system and applies to both required and voluntary National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72 fire alarm system projects.

July 2014

PDF
139 Fire Sprinkler Systems
How to Obtain a Permit for Fire Sprinkler Systems
This bulletin covers the procedures for obtaining a permit to install a fire sprinkler system and applies to all National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 and 13R sprinkler submittals.

July 2014

PDF
140 Residential Addition/Alteration How To Obtain a Permit to Build a Residential Addition/Alteration
Use this bulletin to prepare your plans for a Single-Story Room Addition and Accessory Structures for Single-dwelling units or Duplexes.
July 2014 PDF
142 Garage Conversion Permitting Requirements for Residential Garage Conversions
This bulletin describes the minimum requirements for obtaining a permit to convert a garage of a single family dwelling or duplex to habitable (or non-parking) area.
March 2013
PDF
143 Alcoholic Beverage Outlets Permitting Requirements for Alcoholic Beverage Outlets
Use this fee schedule to determine permitting requirements for alcoholic beverage outlets.
July 2014 PDF
144 Adult Entertainment Adult Entertainment Establishments
Use this fee schedule for information on adult entertainment establishments and guidelines for location regulations.
July 2014 PDF
146 School Fees School Fees
The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to explain how the City of San Diego determines “assessable space” for residential buildings, and “chargeable covered and enclosed space” for commercial or industrial buildings, for the purpose of assessing school fees, in accordance with Section 65995 of the California Government Code, and as authorized under Section 17620 of the Education Code.
October 2013 PDF
148 Mobile Food Truck How to Obtain a Permit for a Mobile Food Truck
This information bulletin describes the approval process and submittal requirements for Mobile Food Trucks.
July 2014 PDF
157 Zone History How to Obtain a Zone History Letter
Use this as a guide for obtaining a zone history letter.
July 2014 PDF
165 Public Right-of-Way Permits How to Obtain a Public Right-of-Way Permits for Standard Public Improvements
This information covers procedures to obtain over-the-counter Public Right-of-Way Permits.
September 2009 PDF
166 Water, Sewer or Fire Service How to Obtain a Permit for Water, Sewer or Fire Service
Use this bulletin when obtaining a permit to install water, sewer or fire services.
July 2012 PDF
170 Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperative How to Apply for a Conditional Use Permit Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperative
All Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperatives (MMCC) are regulated by SDMC, Section 141.0614 and Chapter 4, Article 2, Division 15. This information bulletin provides general information, regulations and minimum submittal requirements to apply for a Process 3 Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for an MMCC.
July 2014 PDF
174 Owner/Contractor Agreement Owner Contractor Agreement
Use this bulletin to make sure you are complying with Special Inspections and Construction Materials Testing requirements.
August 2003 PDF
177 Traffic Control How to Obtain a Public Right-of-Way Permit for Traffic Control
Permitting requirements and fees for Public Right-of-Way Permits for Traffic Control.
July 2014 PDF
185 Addressing How to Obtain and Address/Address Change
Use this bulletin to assign a new address for new projects or to request a change to an existing address.
July 2014 PDF
187 Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems How to Obtain a Permit for Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems
This information bulletin describes the permitting and inspection process for the installation of an Electrical Vehicle Charging System (EVCS) on an existing site or building.
July 2014 PDF
201 Fireplaces How to Obtain a Permit for a Fireplace
This bulletin covers procedures on obtaining a building permit for the installation of fireplaces.
July 2010 PDF
203 No-Plan Permits How to Obtain "No-Plan Permits"
Requirements for obtaining permits and inspections for small projects such as electrical rewiring, plumbing, gas installation and water heater replacement.
July 2014 PDF
205 Carport Specifications for Carports
Use this bulletin for carport construction for a single family dwelling.

March 2013

PDF
206 Patio Covers Specifications for Patio Covers
Use this bulletin for patio cover construction for single family dwelling.

March 2013

PDF
207 Water Heater Strapping Requirements Strapping Requirements for Water Heaters
Water heaters must be strapped in place. Here are two approved methods.
April 1999 PDF
208 Graywater Systems Residential Graywater Systems
This bulletin is to assist through the permit process for residential graywater systems. It also provides information about submittal requirements, plan reviews, project inspections and associated fees.
July 2014 PDF
211 Decks How to Obtain a Permit for Residential Decks
Use this bulletin for deck construction for residential buildings.
March 2013 PDF
220 Retaining Wall/Fence How to Obtain a Permit for a Retaining Wall/Fence
Use this bulletin for construction of a retaining wall or fence.
December 2005 PDF
221 Retaining Wall/Level

Minimum Requirements for Retaining Wall/Level Backfill
Use this bulletin for the construction of retaining walls with a level backfill.

August 2009
Updated per CBC 2007

PDF
222 Retaining Wall/Slope Minimum Requirements for Retaining Wall/Sloping Backfill
Use this bulletin for the construction with a sloping backfill.
January 2010
Updated per CBC 2007
PDF
223 Fence Specifications for Wood and Masonry Fences
Use this bulletin for the construction of wood and masonry fences up to 6' in height.
February 2009
Updated per CBC 2007
PDF
240 Commercial Coaches How to Obtain a Permit for Commercial Coaches
Use this bulletin when temporarily placing a transportable structure for non-residential use.
January 2014 PDF
301 Solar Photovoltaic Systems Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Use this bulletin when constructing renewable energy projects.
July 2014 PDF
305 Accessible Parking Requirements Accessible Parking Requirements
This bulletin addresses parking standards for commercial buildings and public accommodations.
June 2010
PDF
401 Environmental Review Process Overview of the State of California and Federal Environmental Review Process
This information bulletin describes the requirements that projects must follow to comply with federal, state and local regulations regarding environment review, environmental impact reports (EIR), appeals, and mitigation monitoring.
June 2007 PDF
500 Substantial Conformance Review Substantial Conformance Review (SCR)
A voluntary service available to customers who are proposing to modify their project after a discretionary permit has been approved by the City. This bulletin provides information on the SCR process and submittal requirements.
July 2014 PDF
501 Fee Schedule, Building Permit Fee Schedule for Construction Permits - Structures
Use this fee schedule to determine building permit and plan check fees.

July 2014

PDF
502 Fee Schedule, Grading and Public Right-of-Way Permits Fee Schedule for Construction Permits Grading and Public Right-of-Way
Use this fee schedule to determine fee and deposit amounts for grading and public right-of-way permits.
July 2014 PDF
503
Fee Schedule, Development Permits and Policy Approvals
Fee Schedule for Development Approvals/Permits
Use this fee schedule to determine fee and deposit amounts for development permits and policy approvals.
July 2014 PDF
504 Fee Schedule, Subdivision Approvals Fee Schedule for Subdivision Approvals
Use this fee schedule to determine fee and deposit amounts for subdivision improvement agreements, easements, dedications and map processing.
July 2014 PDF
505 Appeal Procedure, Development Permits Development Permits Appeal Procedure
This information bulletin discusses the appeal procedure for Development Permits processed in accordance with Processes Two, Three and Four.
October 2013 PDF
510 Public Project Assessment Assessment of Public Projects
Used to assist public project applicants in determining required permits and approvals and to provide an environmental assessment of the project.
August 2014 PDF
511 Public Project Reconnaissance and Testing How Public Projects Obtain Approval for Site Reconnaissance and Testing
Used this information bulletin for a ministerial approval (Process 1) for a site that contains environmentally sensitive lands.
March 2008 PDF
512 Public Noticing Information, How to Obtain Public Noticing Information
This information bulletin describes how an applicant can obtain public noticing information to prepare a Public Notice Package for projects requiring noticed decisions or public hearings.
August 2013 PDF
513 Preliminary Review Preliminary Review
This information bulletin describes a service we offer to development customers called preliminary review. It helps you obtain the answers that you need to determine the feasibility of your development project and to be successful in submitting the project for City review.
July 2014 PDF
(Form Filler)
515 Geotechnical Study Requirements Development Permit, Subdivision and Grading Permit Geotechnical Study Requirements
This information bulletin describes when geotechnical reports are required at project submittal for development permits, subdivisions, and grading permits.
March 2009 PDF
519 Airport Land Use Commission Airport Land Use Commission Consistency Determination Review Process
This information bulletin provides general information concerning the process and types of proposed development projects/actions that the City is required to submit to the Airport Land Use Commission.
January 2012 PDF
520 Federal Aviation Administration Notification and Evaluation Process Federal Aviation Administration Notification and Evaluation Process
Use this bulletin to determine Federal Aviation Administration notification requirements for development projects.
November 2011 PDF
523 Sidewalk Cafe Sidewalk Cafe Neighborhood Use Permit
This information bulletin describes the submittal requirements for a Sidewalk Cafe Neighborhood Use Permit.
July 2014 PDF
532 Inclusionary Housing Information Regarding Inclusionary Housing
This information bulletin provides basic information regarding the The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.
July 2014 PDF
533 Temporary Use Permit Temporary Use Permit
This information bulletin describes the submittal requirements and review process to allow certain uses, for limited time periods, in locations where the uses would not otherwise be allowed in the applicable zone.
July 2014 PDF
534 Pushcarts How to Obtain a Neighborhood Use Permit for Pushcarts
This information bulletin describes pushcarts, their permitted locations, permit requirements, and submittal requirements for their installation in the Public Right-of-Way.
December 2012 PDF
536 Wireless Communication Facilities Submittal Requirements and Procedure for Wireless Communication Facilities
This information bulletin describes the submittal requirements for wireless communication facilities.
July 2014 PDF
538 Affordable/In-Fill Housing Expedite Program Expedite Program for Affordable/In-Fill Housing & Sustainable Buildings
This information bulletin provides basic information regarding The Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program.
March 2013 PDF
539 Condominium Conversion Regulations Regulations Governing Condominium Conversions
This information bulletin summarizes the City of San Diego and Subdivision Map Act regulations and procedures for converting existing rental apartment units into condominiums.
November 2011 PDF
540 Home Occupation How to obtain a neighborhood use permit for a Home Occupation
This information bulletin describes the minimum submittal requirements for a Home Occupation Neighborhood Use Permit Application (Process 2).
March 2009 PDF
560 Site Reconnaissance and Testing How to Obtain a Grading Permit for Site Reconnaissance and Testing
Use this information bulletin for a ministerial grading permit (Process 1) for a site that contains environmentally sensitive lands.
September 2011 PDF
570 Grading and Public Right-of-Way Permits Self Certification Grading and Public Right-of-Way Permits Self Certification
This information bulletin describes the procedures for obtaining a self-certification for grading and public right-of-way permits.
August 2003 PDF
576 Encroachments in the Right-of-Way How to Obtain a Permit for Encroachments in the Right-of-Way
This information bulletin is for privately owned and maintained improvements located within the public right-of-way or a public easement.
September 2013 PDF
578 Lot Line Adjustment or Lot Consolidation How to Apply for a Lot Line Adjustment or Lot Consolidation
This information describes the lot line adjustment or lot consolidation application process.
April 2014 PDF
580 Potential Historical Resource Review Potential Historical Resource Review
If your project requires a construction permit, including No-Plan construction permits, and there is a structure 45 years old or older on any parcel affected by your project then it is subject to this review.
July 2014 PDF
581 Designated Historical Resource Review Designated Historical Resource Review
If the project site/structure is Designated Historical OR located within a Historical District, it is subject to this review.
July 2014 PDF
590 Occupant Load Sign How to Obtain an Occupant Load Sign
This information bulletin describes the procedures for obtaining an Occupant Load Sign from the City of San Diego for assembly spaces within existing buildings.
August 2014 PDF
620 Community Planning Groups Coordination of Project Management with Community Planning Groups
Local planning group review procedures outlined.
January 2013 PDF
710 Demolition/Removal Permits Permit Instructions, Procedures for Building Demolition/Removal
This information bulletin describes the procedures and required permits for demolishing or removing buildings or structures located in the City of San Diego.
July 2014 PDF