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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Construction Change and As-Graded to Engineering Permit

Apply to submit changes to approved grading and right-of-way permit or apply for a deferred As-Graded approval. For projects that were issued originally in a paper version, a scanned set of the approved drawings will be required to be uploaded for the reviewers.

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Plan Your Project

What You Should Know

  • City of San Diego approved plans and specifications shall not be changed, modified, or altered without authorization from the City.
  • All changes, modifications or alterations to approved plans and specifications during construction must be reviewed and approved by the City prior to being incorporated into the construction documents.
  • Based upon the complexity, scope and number of proposed construction changes, a Development Project Manager may be assigned to oversee the process.


PDF icon Information Bulletin 502 - Fee/Deposit Schedule for Grading/Right-of-Way Permits & Mapping Actions

Compliant Outdoor Expansion

Apply for a Permit

Step 1

Step 2

Read the PDF icon requirements for PDF file uploads.

Not following the PDF requirements will delay project review and approval.

Step 3

Prepare the following documents:

Step 4

Your PDF documents MUST meet our upload requirements. See Step 2 for more info.

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Step 5

Apply for the permit

You will be required to upload the completed PDF template from Step 3.

Are you submitting changes to a permit submitted on or after July 19, 2021?