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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.

Apply for a Permit

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

INFORMATION BULLETIN 189

PDF icon Partial Permits

Submittal requirements for partial permits used when construction of an individual structure is divided into phases.

Revised January 2017


INFORMATION BULLETIN 190

PDF icon Shell Permits

New shell buildings and existing buildings returning to a shell configuration.

Revised March 2018


INFORMATION BULLETIN 191

PDF icon Standard Notes for Building Permits

The following Information Bulletin contains the most common standard notes that Development Services Department (DSD) requires to be located on building permit plans. This list is provided in order to help applicants comply with the with the San Diego Municipal Code and the California Building Standards. Note that only comments applicable to the specific project need to be added to plans.

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Revised August 2020


INFORMATION BULLETIN 195

PDF icon Permit Now Program

This information bulletin describes the permit process associated with the “Permit Now Program.”

Revised May 2021


INFORMATION BULLETIN 201


INFORMATION BULLETIN 203

PDF icon No-Plan Building Permit

Identifies types of work that are eligible to obtain a building permit without a plan review.

Revised July 2021


INFORMATION BULLETIN 205

PDF icon Specifications for Carports

Revised March 2013


INFORMATION BULLETIN 206

PDF icon Specifications for Patio Covers

Revised October 2016


INFORMATION BULLETIN 208

PDF icon Gray Water Systems

Revised July 2019


INFORMATION BULLETIN 209


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