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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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 Preliminary Review Questionnaire

FORM DS - 375

Use this form to apply for a Preliminary Review as outlined in Information Bulletin 513.

Revised November 2021

PDF icon Project Contacts Information

FORM DS - 345

Required for all construction permits/approvals prior to permit issuance.

Revised November 2021

PDF icon Public Project Assessment Application

FORM DS - 510

City-staff use only. Use this form in conjunction with Information Bulletin 510

Revised July 2016

PDF icon Pushcart in the Public Right - of - Way

FORM DS - 502

Use this form to obtain authorization from the proprietor of the adjacent street floor business to place a pushcart in the public right - of - way.

Revised November 2006

PDF icon Record of Agreement or Disagreement for Construction Noise Permit

FORM DS - 3073

Use this form to record the agreement or disagreement of all residents, hotel or motel managers, businesses or commercial facilities operating at night within a radius of 500 feet of the job site when applying for a Construction Noise Permit.

Revised October 2022

PDF icon Recreation Easement Grant Deed

FORM DS - 3249

Use this form when requested to provide an easement for recreational facilities.  Please confirm with the City staff requesting the specific easement to ensure this is the proper form for your specific situation. 

Revised July 2022

Refund Application

FORM DS - 721

Request refund for permit fees paid on a project.

Revised October 2020

PDF icon Registration Form for Defaulted or Foreclosed Property


This form is provided for residential mortgage holders who file a Notice of Default or foreclose on residential properties. Mortgage holders filing a Notice of Default or foreclosing on residential properties are required to register current contact information with the City. The information contained in this form allows code enforcement officials the ability to monitor problem properties and quickly notify a responsible party when corrective action is required.

Revised December 2021

PDF icon Release for Blue Print Duplication

FORM DS - 504

Revised April 2021

Request for Building & Demolition/Removal Permit Extension

FORM DS - 117

Use this form to request a building and demolition/removal permit extension. This form is for issued projects in the process of inspections.

Revised April 2020