The new 2022 California Building Standards Code will go into effect on Jan. 1, 2023. All construction project applications submitted on or after that date must conform to the new regulations. Learn more.

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Fees

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Fee schedules are used to calculate the amount needed to pay for services for a proposed project. The fees vary depending on the size and complexity of your project. The Development Services Department also collects fees on behalf of other City departments and government entities.

For more or more information about individual fees, please refer to information bulletins or the individual fee schedules below.

 Available Payment Methods

  • Online Payments: Customers are encouraged to make online payments by e-check* or credit card.* 
  • Onsite Payments: Customers can drop check payments into the payment drop-off safe located on the first-floor lobby of the downtown Development Services Center during business hours. All payments must be made out to “City Treasurer.”  Customers can also request an appointment to make credit card or check payments.

*Bank and processing fees apply.

 

 

INFORMATION BULLETIN 103

PDF icon Fee Schedule For Mechanical, Electrical, Plumbing/Gas Permits

This information bulletin explains the process and fees associated with mechanical, electrical, and plumbing (MEP) permits.

Revised September 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 110

PDF icon 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.

Revised June 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 114

PDF icon How to Establish and Permit Master Plan Residential Phased Development for Single Dwelling/Duplex Units

Master plan establishment for phased development of single dwelling/duplex units on single lots.

Revised October 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 146

PDF icon School Fees

This informational bulletin explains how school fees are assessed for residential, commercial, and industrial buildings.

Revised April 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 177

PDF icon How to Obtain a Public Right-of-Way Permit for Traffic Control

This informational bulletin contains the permitting requirements and fees for Public Right-of-Way Permits for traffic control.

Revised September 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 222

PDF icon City of San Diego Standard Fences

This information bulletin provides prescriptive designs for the construction of masonry, chain link, or wood fences that are seven feet or less in height and solely supporting their self-weight.

Revised October 2020


INFORMATION BULLETIN 501

PDF icon Fee Schedule For Construction Permits-Structures

Use this fee schedule to determine building permit and plan check fees.

Revised November 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 501

PDF icon Fee Schedule For Construction Permits-Structures

Use this fee schedule to determine building permit and plan check fees.

Revised July 2021


INFORMATION BULLETIN 502

PDF icon Grading/Public Right-of-Way Permits & Mapping Actions

Lists fees and deposits for Grading Permits, Public Right-of-Way Permits and mapping actions.

Revised September 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 503

PDF icon Fee Schedule for Development Approvals/Permits

Lists fees and deposits for discretionary and policy approvals.

Revised September 2022


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Was the application submitted on or after March 1, 2021?


Was the application submitted on or after July 19, 2021?