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Building Permit

Building permits ensure that construction projects comply with local, state and federal standards for land use, zoning and construction, and verify compliance with the minimum standards that help safeguard life or limb, public health, property and welfare. The intent of these procedures is to review the proposed design, construction methods and type and quality of the materials used for new construction or for construction involving existing structures. Applications for an address/address change should also be submitted in this location. Eligibility for Rapid Review will be determined by staff based on project scope.

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A building permit is not required for structures and activities listed in the PDF icon San Diego Municipal Code Chapter 12, Article 9, Section 129.0203, except when the development requires alterations repairs, or improvements to a historical resource; when a development on a premise contains environmentally sensitive lands requires a development permit; or when a building is constructed with unreinforced masonry (URM). 

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