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Engineering Documents & References

All of the information presented on this page is for general information and use only. The listing is not exhaustive as some guidelines or standards may not have been listed here. These materials are being provided here only for the convenience of the users who may work with the City on its Public Works projects. Anyone making use of this information does so at his or her own risk, and assumes any and all liability resulting from such use.

Access Law Technical Information




  • Division Standards and Specifications Guidelines for Facilities Maintenance Division


  • Fire and Hazard Prevention Services Policy
  • Fire Access Roadways Policies (Fire dept Policies)
  • Fire Department Policies
  • Fire Station Design and Construction Standards



Land Survey


Park & Recreation

Technical Bulletins


  • California Department of Transportation (CALTRANS) Load & Resistance Factor Design (LRFD): Visit the CALTRANS LRFD website for updated information.
  • CALTRANS Highway Design Manual
  • 1999 Standard Special Provisions for Signals, Lighting, and Electrical Systems of the City of San Diego
  • CCDC Streetscape Manual (.PDF: 12Mb)
  • City of San Diego Sign Book (MUTCD) 2004
  • City of San Diego Street Design Manual (.PDF: 18Mb)
  • Safety Guidelines Manual
  • School Pedestrian
  • Traffic Calming Program Handbook
  • Transit Oriented Development Design Guidelines
  • Traffic Signal Design Guidelines 2009