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||9|
|Grading, Public Improvement, Mapping||Intake||9|
|Plan Review (All Application Types)||Review||Varies based on review type.|
|Building Permit - Stamp Transfer (Paper)||Review||2|
|Building Permit - (Paper)||Permit Issuance||7|
|Building Permit - (Digital)||Permit Issuance||19|
*The average timelines do not including weekends and holidays.
Updated: July 23 at 10 p.m.