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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 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

PDF icon Hydrant Flow Request

FORM DS - 160

Request this form to review the available water flow and pressure for a hydrant. This information is used by the customer to design fire sprinkler systems.

Revised October 2016

PDF icon Improvement Agreement Bond

FORM DS - 402

Use this form for surety bond(s) associated with Subdivision or Deferred Improvement Agreements.

Revised February 2011

PDF icon Industrial Development in All Zones except RM and C


Landscape Calculation Worksheet.

Revised August 2020