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Development Services Department: Building a Better Tomorrow

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Are you applying for one of the following permits?

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Are you applying for a no-plan Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical permit?

Your desired permit isn't available online. Please contact us to apply.

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Call 619-446-5300


Public counters are open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. All public counters are closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Walk-in services are not available after 3 p.m. and walk-in customers arriving after 1 p.m. may not be seen.

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Is your invoice related to one of the following permits?

  • Demolition
  • Fire - Alarms, Kitchen Hoods, Suppression Systems, Underground Fire Services
  • News Rack
  • Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV)
  • Signs
  • Simple (No-plan) Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Plan (required) Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing
  • Traffic Control
  • Transportation
  • Construction Changes related to the above permits


Was the permit submitted after Jan. 15, 2018?



Is your project related to one of the following permits?

  • News Rack Permit
  • Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Permit
  • Simple Permit -MEP Permit (No-plan Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing permits)
  • Traffic Control Permit
  • Transportation Permit


When was the permit submitted?

  • After Jan. 15, 2018 for Residential Rooftop-Mounted Solar Photovoltaic (PV), Traffic Control, or Transportation?
  • After April 30, 2018 for Simple Permit – MEP (no-plan Mechanical, Electrical and Plumbing)?



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Learn about the City's environmental review process in accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and view Draft and Final Environmental Documents

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Pay Property Value & Protection Ordinance (PVPO) Registration Fee

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Register for professional certification for:

  • Discretionary Completeness Review
  • Solar Photovoltaic Plan Review

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Register property per the Property Value and Protection Ordinance (PVPO) requirements

Register as a special inspector, renew registration, or add new classification

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Report a code violation (building or zoning) on private property

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Call 619-446-5300

NOTE: The following services require appointments:

  • permits for single-family room additions
  • master plans
  • plan re-checks (please call the phone number listed on your "Issues Report")

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