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Training Videos and Webinars

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View video tutorials and webinars to help you learn how to apply step-by-step for permits online, demonstrate new program features and provide helpful tips. Each webinar will be hosted using Zoom or Microsoft Teams and recorded. 

After the meeting, all webinars will be posted in the View Recorded Webinars section below. 


      Upcoming Webinars

      Managing Contractor Verification in an Online Permitting Account | Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2023 (11 a.m. to Noon)

      This webinar familiarizes customers with the Transparency Ordinance, the process of verifying contractor and subcontractor licenses, program requirements and helpful tips.

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      • Call in (audio only): 833-568-8864 U.S. Toll-free
      • Meeting ID: 160 777 7982
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      How to Prepare a Construction Plan Document for Permit Submittal (AutoCAD to PDF)

      City of San Diego Development Services staff demonstrates the steps on how to prepare a construction plan document for permit submittal. 

       


       

      Recheck Required Status: Generate a Report of Missing Documents

      This instructional video provides an overview of how to find the documents requested by the reviewer during an "Updates Required" or "Recheck" and how to name each document and upload them properly, so the project can be placed back into review.

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      Managing Contractor Verification in an Online Permitting Account | Dec. 20, 2022

      This webinar familiarizes customers with the Transparency Ordinance, the process of verifying contractor and subcontractor licenses, program requirements and helpful tips.


      How to Prepare Your Online Application for the Mills Act Program | Dec. 16, 2022

      This webinar will highlight the new online permitting portal and help customers navigate each screen for a perfect Mills Act Program application submittal.


        How to Apply for an Online Permit/Online Permitting Quarterly Enhancements | Dec. 9, 2022 

        This webinar highlights the new online permitting portal and helps customers navigate each screen for perfect project submittals.


        How to Apply for an Online Permit: Individual Historic Resource Nomination and Zone History Letter | Oct. 12, 2022

        This webinar highlights the new online permitting portal and helps customers navigate each screen for perfect project submittals for Individual Historic Resource Nominations and Zone History Letters


        Accessory Dwelling Unit Regulations in the City of San Diego | Sept. 14, 2022 

        This webinar provided an overview on the latest changes to the City’s Accessory Dwelling Unit (ADU) and Junior ADU regulations and other recent amendments to the Land Development Code certified by the California Coastal Commission. View the PDF icon presentation.


        How to Apply Online for Spaces as Places | June 28, 2022 

        This webinar provided an overview of the Spaces as Places program and address common questions from customers on application requirements for a streetary, promenade, active sidewalk or outdoor dining on private property.


        DSD Permit Processing Quarterly Update | March 30, 2022  

        This webinar provided a quarterly update on the City of San Diego Development Services Department's online permitting process.

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        How to Apply for an Online Permit: Submitting Accessory Dwelling Unit Plans for a Faster Review | Nov. 10, 2021  

        Accessory Dwelling Unit building plans for a faster review. It also highlighted the customer guide that provides step-by-step instructions on applying for a permit and provided an overview of a new tool that verifies PDF files, uploaded as part of a permit application, meet upload requirements for plan review.


        Submitting Plans and Sheet Numbering for a Faster Review | Oct. 20, 2021  

        This webinar covered how to format building and engineering plans for a faster review. The webinar also highlighted the customer guide that provides step-by-step instructions on applying for a permit and provided an overview of a new tool that verifies PDF files, uploaded as part of a permit application, meets upload requirements for plan review.


        Online Platform/5G Introduction for the Communication Industry | Oct. 13, 2021  

        The webinar highlights the new online portal and helps customers navigate each screen for a perfect 5G project submittal.


        How to Flatten Your PDF Files, Plans and Forms | July 30, 2021 

        This webinar shows customers how to prepare PDF plans and forms before submitting an application for a permit.


        How to Look Up Projects, Permits, Code Enforcement and Zoning | July 29, 2021  

        This webinar shows customers how to research information on existing projects, verify permit information, and learn how to look up Code Enforcement information and submit requests for investigations.


        Building and Engineering Permits | July 22, 2021  

        This webinar shows customers how to apply and upload plans for Building, Grading, Right-of-Way and Public Improvement Engineering permits, reviews a new customer guide that has step-by-step instructions on applying for a permit and showcases a new tool that verifies PDF files uploaded as part of a permit application to meet the requirements for plan review.