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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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 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 July 2022


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 October 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 304

PDF icon Spaces as Places

Spaces as Places allows for the use of the public right of way and private property for outdoor dining and other uses through a menu of options, including Streetaries, Active Sidewalks, Outdoor Dining on Private Property, and Promenades.

Revised May 2022


INFORMATION BULLETIN 325

PDF icon Vehicle Miles Traveled (VMT)

This Information Bulletin describes VMT transportation impact analysis as part of California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) compliance for discretionary project applications.

Revised October 2020


INFORMATION BULLETIN 350

PDF icon Construction Change Grading and Right-Of-Way

This Information Bulletin describes the procedures for obtaining approval for changes to construction plans that have been approved for grading and right-of-way permits.

Revised June 2019


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