The City of San Diego Development Services Department is committed to processing applications for permits as expeditiously as possible. However, the actual length of time to process your permit -- from start to finish -- can vary depending on the nature and complexity of a project, the completeness of the documents submitted and the number of applications received.
|Permit or Application||Type||Business Days|
|Building Permit Rapid Review||Intake||18|
|Building Construction Change||Intake||10|
|Grading, Public Improvement, Mapping||Intake||11|
|Plan Review (All Application Types)||Review||Varies based on review type.|
|Building Permit - Stamp Transfer (Paper)||Review||1|
|Building Permit - (Paper)||Permit Issuance||9|
|Building Permit - (Digital)||Permit Issuance||18|
Updated: April 16, 2021, at 6 p.m.