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Forms

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 Easement for Brush Management

FORM DS - 50

Complete this form to request recordation of Easement between two legal parcels to perform off - site Brush Management.

Revised March 2009


Encroachment Maintenance Agreement (EMA)

FORM DS - 3237B

Use this form when requesting permission to install and maintain private encroachments in a City easement or in the Public Right-of-Way. This form is subject to the approval of the City Engineer's and some restrictions apply. This form is not available online and will be provided by the reviewer.

Revised March 2013

** Form DS - 3237B is not available online. To request a copy, call 619-446-5000. **


Encroachment Maintenance and Removal Agreement (EMRA)

FORM DS - 3237

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

Revised May 2019

** Form DS - 3237 is not available online. To request a copy, call 619-446-5000. **


PDF icon Engineering and Discretionary Project/Issue Drop off

FORM DS - 3500

Use this form during stated emergencies to submit projects, resubmittals and documents for Engineering and Discretionary projects. Printing with goldenrod color is critical to ensure the visibility of form. Items left without this form attached will be discarded. Follow the posted instructions carefully.

Revised November 2021


PDF icon Excavation Moratorium Waiver

FORM DS - 350

Use this form to request a waiver for excavations in a moratorium street. Not all requests will be granted.

Revised October 2014


PDF icon General Application

FORM DS - 3032

Use to apply for a permit for construction, plumbing, electrical, mechanical work, grading, work in the public right - of - way, demolition/removal permits, development permits or policy approvals.

Revised January 2019


PDF icon General Application, Supplemental

FORM DS - 3032a

Use this supplemental form along with the General application (DS - 3032) when all information on the general application is the same and that information applies to all addresses in the project.

Revised October 2016


PDF icon Habitable Accessory Structure Agreement

FORM DS - 203

Use this form when requesting permission from the City of San Diego to construct a Guest Quarters or Habitable Accessory Structure per Chapter 14, Article 1, Division 3 of the San Diego Municipal Code.

Revised December 2011


PDF icon Hazardous Materials Reporting

FORM DS - 165

This form is used to determine the occupancy classification of the proposed structure(s) along with the fire and life safety protection systems and procedures required.

Revised July 2021


PDF icon High-Piled Combustible Storage

FORM DS - 164

This form is required to be submitted for all new or existing High - Piled Combustible Storage as defined in the California Fire Code.

Revised July 2017


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