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||11|
|Building Construction Change||Intake||8|
|Grading, Public Improvement, Mapping||Intake||7|
|Sign, Demo, Stand Alone Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Permits||Intake||11|
|Plan Review (All Application Types)||Review||Varies based on review type.|
|Building Permit - Stamp Transfer (Paper)||Review||6|
|Building Permit - (Paper)||Permit Issuance||18|
|Building Permit - (Digital)||Permit Issuance||6|
|Sign, Demo, Stand Alone Mechanical, Plumbing and Electrical Permits||Permit Issuance||6|
*The average timelines do not including weekends and holidays.
Data Current as of Oct. 15, 2021, at 5:32 p.m.