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SimplEPermits (On-Line Permits)

E-Permits will be unavailable from 12:00 p.m. December 24, 2013 through 6:00 a.m. January 2, 2014.

No need to visit City Hall! Home owners, property owners and contractors can use this process.

Simple no-plan permits for water heaters, electrical outlets, gas lines, and simple plumbing work can now be processed and obtained electronically, on-line using your credit card. These simple permits, available by mail or FAX for years are now available on-line as another means of saving you time, money, and effort.

On-Line permitting is open 24 hours, seven days a week; however, permits are processed only until 3:00 p.m., Monday thru Friday. For additional information, please review our Frequently Asked Questions.

After completing your application on-line, you will receive a response email confirming that your credit card has been charged and your request has been submitted. If you wish, you will be able to print a copy of your completed permit application. In a few days, you will receive an email copy of your permit/invoice with the actual permit number.

Mail or Fax Permits

If you prefer to submit your request by mail or FAX using a Visa or Mastercard, fill out the General Application Form (DS-3032) (Form Filler PDF) and see Information Bulletin 103 - Fee Schedule and Worksheet for Mechanical, Plumbing/Gas, and Electrical Permits (PDF) for further instructions.

Mailing Address:
Development Services Department
1222 First Avenue, MS 301
San Diego, CA 92101-4153

Fax Number:
(619) 236-7687

If you need additional information:

  • For SimplEPermits related questions call (619) 446-5350