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All new applications are required to be submitted electronically. DSD Information Bulletins and Forms are in the process of being updated as needed to reflect instructions for digital submittal processes.

Apply for a Permit

If you don't find a form here, please call 619-446-5000 and request that the form be sent to you.

Note: Forms requiring signature will still need to be submitted to Development Services in hard copy with original signatures.

PDF icon Sidewalk Café Maintenance and Removal Agreement

FORM DS - 280

Use this form to obtain a permission from the City of San Diego to construct and operate a sidewalk café within the Public Right-of-Way for the use and benefit of the Property.

Revised May 2017

PDF icon Simple Permit Inspection Record Card

FORM DS - 405

This inspection record card can be used for all no plan mechanical, plumbing and electrical permits as well as residential (house/duplex/townhome) PV permits.

Revised June 2021

PDF icon Spaces as Places Ministerial Streetary Review Checklist

FORM DS - 355

Use this form to ensure your application for a Streetary complies with design requirements.

Revised May 2022

PDF icon Special Inspection Agency/Special Inspector Final Report

FORM DS - 3101

Special inspection agency or special inspector completes this form and submits to Inspection Services Division when work is completed.

Revised April 2021

PDF icon Stamp Transfer Drop Off

FORM DS - 4000

Use this form in lieu of Project Issue/Drop Off Form DS-3500.

Revised November 2021

Statement of Intent


Filing of a completed Statement of Intent is required for identified abandoned properties, as specified in SDMC Section 54.0313. The responsible party must file the completed Statement of Intent as instructed.  The Statement of Intent describes information regarding the ownership of the property and the responsible party’s plan for its rehabilitation, development, occupancy, and maintenance.

Revised April 2017

PDF icon Storm Water Management and Discharge Control Maintenance Agreement (SWMDCMA)

FORM DS - 3247

This agreement is required for all projects that propose the construction or installation of permanent, post - construction Best Management Practices (BMP's).

Revised November 2019

PDF icon Storm Water Requirements Applicability Checklist

FORM DS - 560

Use this checklist to determine the project's permanent and construction storm water best management practices requirements. This form must be completed and submitted with permit application.

Revised November 2021

PDF icon Streetary Encroachment, Maintenance, and Removal Agreement

FORM DS - 435

Use this form when requesting permission to install a Streetary and related private encroachments in a City easement or in the Public Right-of-Way. This form is subject to the approval of the City Engineer and some restrictions apply. 

Revised April 2022

PDF icon Subordination Agreement

FORM DS - 3239

Use this form for all deeds of trust affecting the underlying fee of an easement or dedication. This agreement protects the easement from being extinguished as part of a foreclosure proceeding.

Revised November 2007