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Information Bulletins

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.

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Information Bulletins provide information on fees, submittal requirements or procedures.


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 201

How to Obtain a Permit for a Fireplace

This Information Bulletin describes the minimum requirements for obtaining a permit for a fireplace in residential buildings.

 

Revised February 2024


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 148

How to Obtain a Permit for a Mobile Food Truck

Mobile food trucks are motorized vehicles from which food or drink (prepared on-site or pre-packaged) is sold or served to the public, whether consumed on-site or elsewhere.

Revised June 2023


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 220

How to Obtain a Permit for a Retaining Wall/Fence

Permitting procedures to build retaining walls or fences using City of San Diego standard drawings.

Revised October 2020


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 190

How to Obtain a Permit for a Shell Building

This Information Bulletin covers the procedures for obtaining permits for new shell buildings and existing buildings or portions of buildings returning to a shell configuration.

Revised October 2023


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 523

How to Obtain a Permit for a Sidewalk Café

This information bulletin (IB) describes the approval process and submittal requirements for a sidewalk café.

Revised January 2024


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 187

How to Obtain a Permit for Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems

Permitting procedures for the installation of Electric Vehicle Charging Systems (EVCS) on existing sites or buildings.

Revised September 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 576

How to Obtain a Permit for Encroachments in the Right-of-Way

Lot line adjustment or lot consolidation application process.

Revised January 2023


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 137

How to Obtain a Permit for Fire Alarm Systems

Permitting procedures for the installation of required and voluntary fire alarm systems.

Revised November 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN
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INFORMATION BULLETIN 139

How to Obtain a Permit for Fire Sprinkler Systems

This Information Bulletin describes the procedures for obtaining a permit to install a fire sprinkler system per the National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 or 13R Standards in non-residential or multi-dwelling unit buildings

Revised February 2024