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Subject Info Bulletin Number Description Revision Date File Type
PDF icon Addressing PDF icon 185 PDF icon How to Obtain and Address/Address Change
Use this bulletin to assign a new address for new projects or to request a change to an existing address.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Adult Entertainment PDF icon 144 PDF icon Adult Entertainment Establishments
Use this fee schedule for information on adult entertainment establishments and guidelines for location regulations.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Affordable/In-Fill Housing Expedite Program PDF icon 538 PDF icon Expedite Program for Affordable/In-Fill Housing & Sustainable Buildings
This Information Bulletin provides basic information regarding The Affordable/In-Fill Housing and Sustainable Buildings Expedite Program.
September 2015 PDF
PDF icon Airport Land Use Commission PDF icon 519 PDF icon Airport Land Use Commission Consistency Determination Review Process
This information bulletin provides general information concerning the process and types of proposed development projects/actions that the City is required to submit to the Airport Land Use Commission.
January 2012 PDF
PDF icon Alcoholic Beverage Outlets PDF icon 143 PDF icon Permitting Requirements for Alcoholic Beverage Outlets
Use this fee schedule to determine permitting requirements for alcoholic beverage outlets.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Appeal Procedure, Development Permits PDF icon 505 PDF icon Development Permits Appeal Procedure
This information bulletin discusses the appeal procedure for Development Permits processed in accordance with Processes Two, Three and Four.
July 2016 PDF
PDF icon Building Valuation PDF icon 101 PDF icon Building Valuation Schedule
Use to determine the valuation of new construction, miscellaneous building projects and alterations/additions to existing structures.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Cargo Containers PDF icon 149 PDF icon Cargo Containers
The purpose of this information bulletin is to explain permitting requirements for using cargo containers as residential or non-residential buildings. Cargo containers are also known as metal cargo containers, steel cargo containers, shipping containers, freight containers, portable storage containers, cargo boxes, or sea vans.
October 2015 PDF
PDF icon Carport PDF icon 205 PDF icon Specifications for Carports
Use this bulletin for carport construction for a single family dwelling.
March 2013 PDF
PDF icon Change of Record PDF icon 250 PDF icon Building Projects Change of Record
The purpose of this information bulletin is to outline the procedures to be followed when there is a change 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 (permit).
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Civic San Diego Development Permit PDF icon 630 PDF icon Civic San Diego Development Permit Project Review Process
Civic San Diego requires development applications within their permit jurisdiction to be reviewed by the specific disciplines within the City of San Diego.
October 2014 PDF
(Fillable)
PDF icon Commercial Coaches PDF icon 240 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for State of California Approved Commercial Coaches
This information bulletin is to explain the policy of the City of San Diego concerning use and permitting requirements of commercial coaches that are approved by the State of California.
January 2015 PDF
PDF icon Community Planning Groups PDF icon 620 PDF icon Coordination of Project Management with Community Planning Groups
Local planning group review procedures outlined.
October 2016 PDF
(Fillable)
PDF icon Condominium Conversion Regulations PDF icon 539 PDF icon Regulations Governing Condominium Conversions
This information bulletin summarizes the City of San Diego and Subdivision Map Act regulations and procedures for converting existing rental apartment units into condominiums.
November 2011 PDF
PDF icon Construction and Demolition Debris PDF icon 119 PDF icon Construction and Demolition Debris
This bulletin describes the requirements to dispose of dirt, rock, asphalt, concrete, bricks, roofing materials, lumber, drywall, insulation, windows, sinks, toilets, doors, carpeting, and electrical appliances and fixtures.
January 2014 PDF
PDF icon Construction Changes PDF icon 118 PDF icon How to Process Construction Changes to Permitted Plans
If your project has already received its construction permits but changes need to be made to the plans, follow these directions.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Cross-Connection Control PDF icon 113 PDF icon Cross-Connection Control
This information bulletin describes the City standards and minimum requirements related to cross-connection control/backflow protection review.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Decks PDF icon 211 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for Residential Decks
Use this bulletin for deck construction for residential buildings.
March 2013 PDF
PDF icon Deferred Submittals PDF icon 188 PDF icon Deferred Submittals
The purpose of this information bulletin is to establish those portions of a building design that qualify for a deferred submittal. Deferred submittals are defined as those portions of the design that are not submitted at the time of the application and that are to be submitted to the building official within a specified period.
April 2015 PDF
PDF icon Demolition/Removal Permits PDF icon 710 PDF icon Permit Instructions, Procedures for Building Demolition/Removal
This Information Bulletin describes the procedures and required permits for demolishing or removing buildings or structures located in the City of San Diego.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Designated Historical Resource Review PDF icon 581 PDF icon Designated Historical Resource Review
If the project site/structure is Designated Historical OR located within a Historical District, it is subject to this review.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Development and Permit Information PDF icon 109 PDF icon Development and Permit Information
The information provided by Development and Permit Information is offered to assist customers in designing their projects.
March 2009 PDF
PDF icon Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems PDF icon 187 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for Electrical Vehicle Charging Systems
This information bulletin describes the permitting and inspection process for the installation of an Electrical Vehicle Charging System (EVCS) on an existing site or building.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Encroachments in the Right-of-Way PDF icon 576 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for Encroachments in the Right-of-Way
This information bulletin is for privately owned and maintained improvements located within the public right-of-way or a public easement.
September 2013 PDF
PDF icon Environmental Review Process PDF icon 401 PDF icon Overview of the State of California and Federal Environmental Review Process
This information bulletin describes the requirements that projects must follow to comply with federal, state and local regulations regarding environment review, environmental impact reports (EIR), appeals, and mitigation monitoring.
June 2007 PDF
PDF icon Federal Aviation Administration Notification and Evaluation Process PDF icon 520 PDF icon Federal Aviation Administration Notification and Evaluation Process
Use this bulletin to determine Federal Aviation Administration notification requirements for development projects.
October 2008 PDF
PDF icon Fee Schedule, Building Permit PDF icon 501 PDF icon Fee Schedule for Construction Permits - Structures
Use this fee schedule to determine building permit and plan check fees.
January 2016 PDF
PDF icon Fee Schedule, Development Permits and Policy Approvals PDF icon 503 PDF icon Fee Schedule for Development Approvals/Permits
For projects submitted prior to October 1, 2016: Use this fee schedule to determine fee and deposit amounts for development permits and policy approvals.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Fee Schedule, Development Permits and Policy Approvals PDF icon 503 PDF icon Fee Schedule for Development Approvals/Permits
For projects submitted on or after October 1, 2016: Use this fee schedule to determine fee and deposit amounts for development permits and policy approvals
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Fee Schedule, Fire Fees PDF icon 506

PDF icon Fee Schedule for Fire Fees
Use this fee schedule to determine the fire permit and plan check fees.

 

October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Fee Schedule, Grading and Public Right-of-Way Permits PDF icon 502 PDF icon Fee Schedule for Construction Permits Grading and Public Right-of-Way
Use this fee schedule to determine fee and deposit amounts for grading and public right-of-way permits.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Fee Schedule, Mechanical, Plumbing/Gas, Electrical PDF icon 103 PDF icon Mechanical, Plumbing/Gas, Electrical Fee Schedule and Worksheet
Use for figuring fees for mechanical, plumbing, gas and electrical work.
July 2014 PDF
(Fillable)
PDF icon Fee Schedule, Subdivision Approvals PDF icon 504 PDF icon Fee Schedule for Subdivision Approvals
Use this fee schedule to determine fee and deposit amounts for subdivision improvement agreements, easements, dedications and map processing.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Fence PDF icon 223 PDF icon Specifications for Wood and Masonry Fences
Use this bulletin for the construction of wood and masonry fences up to 6' in height.
February 2009
Updated per CBC 2007
PDF
PDF icon Fire Alarm Systems PDF icon 137 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for Fire Alarm Systems
This bulletin covers the procedures for obtaining a permit to install a fire alarm system and applies to both required and voluntary National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 72 fire alarm system projects.
February 2016 PDF
PDF icon Fire Sprinkler Systems PDF icon 139 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for Fire Sprinkler Systems
This bulletin covers the procedures for obtaining a permit to install a fire sprinkler system and applies to all National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) 13 and 13R sprinkler submittals.
February 2016 PDF
PDF icon Fireplaces PDF icon 201 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for a Fireplace
This bulletin covers procedures on obtaining a building permit for the installation of fireplaces.
July 2010 PDF
PDF icon Garage Conversion PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142PDF icon 142 PDF icon Permitting Requirements for Residential Garage Conversions
This bulletin describes the minimum requirements for obtaining a permit to convert a garage of a single family dwelling or duplex to habitable (or non-parking) area.
January 2016 PDF
PDF icon Geotechnical Study Requirements PDF icon 515 PDF icon Development Permit, Subdivision and Grading Permit Geotechnical Study Requirements
This information bulletin describes when geotechnical reports are required at project submittal for development permits, subdivisions, and grading permits.
March 2009 PDF
PDF icon Graywater Systems PDF icon 208 PDF icon Residential Graywater Systems
This bulletin is to assist through the permit process for residential graywater systems. It also provides information about submittal requirements, plan reviews, project inspections and associated fees.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Hazardous Materials PDF icon 116 PDF icon Reporting Requirements for Hazardous Materials
Any hazardous materials that will be stored in a building when construction is complete must be reported in advance.
January 2014 PDF
PDF icon Home Occupation PDF icon 540 PDF icon How to obtain a neighborhood use permit for a Home Occupation
This information bulletin describes the minimum submittal requirements for a Home Occupation Neighborhood Use Permit Application (Process 2).
March 2009 PDF
PDF icon Hydrant Flow Data PDF icon 180 PDF icon How to Obtain Hydrant Flow Data
This information is required when applying for fire sprinkler or standpipe permits requiring hydraulic calculations within the City’s jurisdiction.
September 2014 PDF
PDF icon Inclusionary Housing PDF icon 532 PDF icon Information Regarding Inclusionary Housing
This information bulletin provides basic information regarding the The Inclusionary Housing Ordinance.
July 2016 PDF
PDF icon Lot Line Adjustment or Lot Consolidation PDF icon 578 PDF icon How to Apply for a Lot Line Adjustment or Lot Consolidation
This information describes the lot line adjustment or lot consolidation application process.
April 2014 PDF
PDF icon Master Plans, Single Dwelling/Duplex Units PDF icon 114 PDF icon How to Establish and Permit Master Plan Residential Phased Development for Single Dwelling/Duplex Units
Use this information bulletin to establish master plans for phased development of single dwelling/duplex units on single lots.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Master Plans, Miscellaneous Structures PDF icon 114a

PDF icon How to Establish Master Plans for Miscellaneous Structures
Use this information bulletin to establish master plans for miscellaneous structures, such as spiral stairs and swimming pools.

October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperative PDF icon 170 PDF icon How to Apply for a Conditional Use Permit Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperative
All Medical Marijuana Consumer Cooperatives (MMCC) are regulated by SDMC, Section 141.0614 and Chapter 4, Article 2, Division 15. This information bulletin provides general information, regulations and minimum submittal requirements to apply for a Process 3 Conditional Use Permit (CUP) for an MMCC.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Minor Additions within the La Jolla Shores Planned District PDF icon 621 PDF icon Minor Additions within the La Jolla Shores Planned District
The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to clarify the protocols utilized by City staff to determine whether an addition and/or alteration is minor in scope.
October 2014 PDF
PDF icon Mobile Food Truck PDF icon 148 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for a Mobile Food Truck
This information bulletin describes the approval process and submittal requirements for Mobile Food Trucks.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon No-Plan Permits PDF icon 203 PDF icon How to Obtain "No-Plan Permits"
Requirements for obtaining permits and inspections for small projects such as electrical rewiring, plumbing, gas installation and water heater replacement.
December 2014 PDF
PDF icon Occupant Load Sign PDF icon 590 PDF icon How to Obtain an Occupant Load Sign
This information bulletin describes the procedures for obtaining an Occupant Load Sign from the City of San Diego for assembly spaces within existing buildings.
April 2015 PDF
PDF icon Patio Covers PDF icon 206 PDF icon Specifications for Patio Covers
Use this bulletin for patio cover construction for single family dwelling.
March 2013 PDF
PDF icon Pedestrian Plaza PDF icon 565 PDF icon How to Obtain a Development Permit for a Pedestrian Plaza
This information bulletin describes the approval process and submittal requirements for a Pedestrian Plaza. Pedestrian Plazas are sometimes referred to as Parklets.
June 2015 PDF
PDF icon Permit Expiration/Extension PDF icon 117 PDF icon Regulations Covering Permit Expiration and Extension
Use this to determine when permits expire and when they can be extended.
August 2003 PDF
PDF icon Potential Historical Resource Review PDF icon 580 PDF icon Potential Historical Resource Review
If your project requires a construction permit, including No-Plan construction permits, and there is a structure 45 years old or older on any parcel affected by your project then it is subject to this review.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Preliminary Review PDF icon 513 PDF icon Preliminary Review
This information bulletin describes a service we offer to development customers called preliminary review. It helps you obtain the answers that you need to determine the feasibility of your development project and to be successful in submitting the project for City review.
October 2016 PDF
(Fillable)
PDF icon Professional Certification Process PDF icon 514 PDF icon Professional Certification Process Development Permit Completeness Review
This Information Bulletin describes the Professional Certification for Completeness Review process.
July 2015 PDF
PDF icon Private Underground Fire Service and Hydrants PDF icon 181 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for Private Underground Fire Service and Hydrants
This information bulletin covers the procedure for obtaining a permit to install private underground fire service mains and fire hydrants.
September 2014 PDF
PDF icon Project Inspections PDF icon 120 PDF icon How to Obtain Project Inspections
Use this information bulletin to guide you through the inspection process.
July 2014 PDF
PDF icon Public Noticing Information, How to Obtain PDF icon 512 PDF icon Public Noticing Information
This information bulletin describes how an applicant can obtain public noticing information to prepare a Public Notice Package for projects requiring noticed decisions or public hearings.
June 2016 PDF
PDF icon Public Project Assessment PDF icon 510 PDF icon Assessment of Public Projects
Used to assist public project applicants in determining required permits and approvals and to provide an environmental assessment of the project.
July 2016 PDF
PDF icon Public Project Reconnaissance and Testing PDF icon 511 PDF icon How Public Projects Obtain Approval for Site Reconnaissance and Testing
Used this information bulletin for a ministerial approval (Process 1) for a site that contains environmentally sensitive lands.
March 2008 PDF
PDF icon Public Right-of-Way Permits PDF icon 165 PDF icon How to Obtain a Public Right-of-Way Permits for Standard Public Improvements
This information covers procedures to obtain over-the-counter Public Right-of-Way Permits.
September 2009 PDF
PDF icon Pushcarts PDF icon 534 PDF icon How to Obtain a Neighborhood Use Permit for Pushcarts
This information bulletin describes pushcarts, their permitted locations, permit requirements, and submittal requirements for their installation in the Public Right-of-Way.
December 2012 PDF
PDF icon Records PDF icon 110 PDF icon Permit Records and Mapping Information
This bulletin describes the types of records maintained by the Development Services Department and how to obtain copies of those records.
December 2008 PDF
PDF icon Renewal of Roof Covering PDF icon 123 PDF icon Minimal Standards for Renewal of Roof Covering
This bulletin is intended to clarify the roofing requirements for the renewal of roof coverings.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Residential Addition/Alteration PDF icon 140 PDF icon How To Obtain a Permit to Build a Residential Addition/Alteration
Use this bulletin to prepare your plans for a Single-Story Room Addition and Accessory Structures for Single-dwelling units or Duplexes.
October 2015 PDF
PDF icon Residential Fire Sprinklers PDF icon 124 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for Residential Fire Sprinklers
This Information Bulletin covers the procedures for obtaining a fire sprinkler permit for single family homes and duplexes. See PDF icon Information Bulletin 139 for fire sprinkler systems permitting requirements for all other uses.
January 2015 PDF
PDF icon Residential High Occupancy Permit PDF icon 158 PDF icon How to Obtain a Residential High Occupancy Permit
This information bulletin describes the minimum submittal requirements for a Residential High Occupancy Permit (RHOP) application. This permit is required for a single dwelling unit that does not comply with Land Development Code Section 123.0502 (a) through (b). The decision on an application for a Residential High Occupancy Permit shall be approved in accordance with Process One.
October 2015 PDF
PDF icon Retaining Wall/Fence PDF icon 220 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for a Retaining Wall/Fence
Use this bulletin for construction of a retaining wall or fence.
December 2005 PDF
PDF icon Retaining Wall/Level PDF icon 221 PDF icon Minimum Requirements for Retaining Wall/Level Backfill
Use this bulletin for the construction of retaining walls with a level backfill.
August 2009
Updated per CBC 2007
PDF
PDF icon Retaining Wall/Slope PDF icon 222 PDF icon Minimum Requirements for Retaining Wall/Sloping Backfill
Use this bulletin for the construction of retaining walls with a sloping backfill.
January 2010
Updated per CBC 2007
PDF
PDF icon School Fees PDF icon 146 PDF icon School Fees
The purpose of this Information Bulletin is to explain how the City of San Diego determines "assessable space" for residential buildings, and “chargeable covered and enclosed space” for commercial or industrial buildings, for the purpose of assessing school fees, in accordance with Section 65995 of the California Government Code, and as authorized under Section 17620 of the Education Code.
January 2016 PDF
PDF icon Sidewalk Café PDF icon 523 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for a Sidewalk Café
This information bulletin describes the approval process and submittal requirements for Sidewalk Café.
October 2015 PDF
PDF icon Site Plan PDF icon 122 PDF icon How to Prepare a Site Plan and Vicinity Map
Use this bulletin to assist in the preparation of plot/site plan and vicinity map for a single family residence.
December 2014 PDF
PDF icon Site Reconnaissance and Testing PDF icon 560 PDF icon How to Obtain a Grading Permit for Site Reconnaissance and Testing
Use this information bulletin for a ministerial grading permit (Process 1) for a site that contains environmentally sensitive lands.
September 2011 PDF
PDF icon Sign Permits PDF icon 111 PDF icon Sign Plan Check to Permit Issuance
Use this bulletin to apply and obtain permits for business sign installation.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Solar Photovoltaic Systems PDF icon 301 PDF icon Solar Photovoltaic Systems
Use this bulletin when constructing renewable energy projects.
October 2015 PDF
PDF icon Solar Photovoltaic Professional Certification PDF icon 303 PDF icon Professional Certification Process Solar Photovoltaic Plan Review
This Information Bulletin describes the procedures for obtaining a Professional Certification for Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Plan Review.
June 2015 PDF
PDF icon Substantial Conformance Review PDF icon 500 PDF icon Substantial Conformance Review (SCR)
A voluntary service available to customers who are proposing to modify their project after a discretionary permit has been approved by the City. This bulletin provides information on the SCR process and submittal requirements.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Temporary Use Permit PDF icon 533 PDF icon How to Obtain a Temporary Use Permit
This information bulletin describes the submittal requirements and review process to allow certain uses, for limited time periods, in locations where the uses would not otherwise be allowed in the applicable zone.
October 2014 PDF
PDF icon Traffic Control PDF icon 177 PDF icon How to Obtain a Public Right-of-Way Permit for Traffic Control
Permitting requirements and fees for Public Right-of-Way Permits for Traffic Control.
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Water Heater Strapping Requirements PDF icon 207 PDF icon Strapping Requirements for Water Heaters
Water heaters must be strapped in place. Here are two approved methods.
April 1999 PDF
PDF icon Water, Sewer or Fire Service PDF icon 166 PDF icon How to Obtain a Permit for Water, Sewer or Fire Service
Use this bulletin when obtaining a permit to install water, sewer or fire services.
July 2012 PDF
PDF icon Wireless Communication Facilities PDF icon 536 PDF icon Submittal Requirements and Procedure for Wireless Communication Facilities
This information bulletin describes the submittal requirements for Wireless Communication Facilities (WCFs).
October 2016 PDF
PDF icon Zone History PDF icon 157 PDF icon How to Obtain a Zone History Letter
Use this as a guide for obtaining a zone history letter.
October 2016 PDF
(Fillable)