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Permit Press Newsletter

The City of San Diego's newsletter for the development community. It keeps customers up-to-date on new procedures, services and other issues relating to construction and development.

If you would like to receive a copy of the Permit Press, you can send your request along with your name, address and email to dsdweb@sandiego.gov.

  • Spring 2007 (PDF)
    • Changes Underway at Development Services
    • Fire Expands Over the Counter Services
    • City Honors Quality Customer Service Delivery
    • DSD Appoints New Chief Building Official/Deputy Director
    • Re-engineering Development Review
    • Check Your Zone Online
    • Information Technology Equipment Rooms
    • Featured URM Historic Building
    • Test Your Knowledge of Building Code & Construction
    • News Briefs and more...
  • Spring 2006 (PDF)
    • Development Process: Step-by-Step - Online Guide to Development in San Diego
    • Development Services Department (DSD) Staff Assists with Emergency Operations
    • DSD Appoints New Customer Service Manager
    • What Does Unreinforced Masonry (URM) Ordinance Require?
    • Second Annual Development Services Customer Service Awards
    • Featured URM Historic Building
    • Test Your Knowledge of Building Code & Construction
    • News Briefs and more...
  • Fall 2005 (PDF)
    • Balanced Solution Designed for Speeding Problem
    • Customer Service on the Rise at Development Services
    • City Honors Quality Customer Service Delivery
    • Unreinforced Masonry Ordinance Compliance Required by January 1, 2006
    • Mechanical/Electrical Code Corner
    • Solar Photovoltaic Systems
    • City of San Diego Adopts Construction and Demolition Debris Recycling Ordinance
    • “Ask the Inspector” Advice for Homeowners
    • News Briefs and more...
  • Spring 2005 (PDF)
    • New director forges high standards for department
    • Community and Customer Liaison Boosts Customer Service
    • Draft City Zoning Maps
    • Customer Service Awards
    • Public Right of Way Pilot Program
    • Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Ordinance
    • Small Business Liaison Provides Early Assistance
    • News Briefs and more...
  • May/June 2003 (PDF)
    • New Fee Information
    • Downtown Ballpark Update
    • Small Business Outreach
    • Streamlined Appeal Process
    • Row Homes
    • New Project Tracking System
    • Energy Rebates
    • New Storm Water Permit Requirements
    • Homeowner's Service Now Offered on Saturdays
    • New Fire Review Service
  • January/February 2003 (PDF)
    • City's first refrigerated container facility carting cargo at Marine Terminal
    • Spring Industry Seminars
    • List of Unreinforced Masonry Buildings Posted
    • Fee Study Underway
    • New Design Standards for Water Quality on Web
    • Gary Halbert Named Assistant Director
    • City Council Adopts Strategic Framework Element
  • November/December 2002 (PDF)
    • Development Services Seminars Help Bycor Build
    • New Building Codes Adopted
    • New Preliminary Review Process
    • Energy Reduction Program Offers Rebates
    • Construction Work in the Right-of-Way Curtailed Nov. 28-Feb
  • September/October 2002 (PDF)
    • New Program Aims to Increase Affordable Housing
    • Customer Service Improvements
    • Online Permits
    • New Construction Codes
    • New Chief Building Official
    • Development Seminars
    • Lead-based Paint Dangers
  • May/June 2002 (PDF): Technical Advisory Committee, summer training seminars, adoption of new construction codes pending, management changes.
  • November/December 2001 (PDF): Runoff and stormwater ordinances; holiday closures; new regulations.
  • October/November (PDF): "Fall Training"; Nov 26-30 2001 New Building Regulations/Customer Awareness.
  • July/August 2001 (PDF): New project tracking system; Historic Resources Board, City, Port get Governor's Award; Residential vacancy rate; Fire Plan Check staff; Crime Prevention.
  • May/June 2001 (PDF): Land Development Code receives award; Planning Department new web site; Development Project Managers go geographic; emergency generators need isolation; new state energy regulations; remodeling video to debut; retrofit experts meet.
  • March/April 2001 (PDF): "Spring Training" week of seminars; Unreinforced masonry bearing wall building owners meet with Development Services Department; Industrial lot floor area ratio change; Runoff penalties enforced; Staff changes; Traffic Control Training Class gets new location; annual street construction moratorium.
  • January/February 2001 (PDF): Development Services, Planning departments created; Halbert joins Planning; Valuations increase; seminars scheduled.
  • November-December 2000 (PDF): Land Development Code update; holiday closures; street construction moratorium; new CAD templates; MSCP update.
  • August-September-October 2000 (PDF): New program for self-certification of plan compliance; fees change; special inspection seminar; "City of Villages"; Tierrasanta ordnance safety.
  • May/June/July 2000 (PDF): New fee schedule, "Means of Egress" seminar, Strategy 2020 alternatives, Shared Parking Agreements, Traffic Control Seminar.