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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 211


INFORMATION BULLETIN 220

PDF icon 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 221

PDF icon Minimum Requirements for Retaining Wall/Level Backfill

Requirements for retaining walls allowed in lieu of engineered design.

Revised October 2020


INFORMATION BULLETIN 222

PDF icon City of San Diego Standard Fences

This information bulletin provides prescriptive designs for the construction of masonry, chain link, or wood fences that are seven feet or less in height and solely supporting their self-weight.

Revised October 2020


INFORMATION BULLETIN 240


INFORMATION BULLETIN 241

PDF icon Factory-Built Housing

The purpose of this information bulletin is to explain permitting requirements for installing a newly constructed Factory-Built Housing (FBH).

Revised October 2019


INFORMATION BULLETIN 242

PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit to Legalize Unpermitted Accessory Dwelling Units

The purpose of this bulletin is to explain the intent of California Senate Bill 1226 and conditions by which it allows to legalize existing accessory dwelling units (ADUs) constructed without a building permit.
 

Revised March 2021


INFORMATION BULLETIN 250

PDF icon Building Projects Change of Record

Changing of the property owner, contractor, permit holder, or the licensed design professional (architect/engineer) of record for a Building, Combination, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Fire Sprinkler, or Fire Alarm Permit.

Revised January 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 301

PDF icon Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Revised July 2021


INFORMATION BULLETIN 303


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