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Zoning Use Verification

All properties within the City of San Diego are zoned for a specific use, dictating how each can be developed and used. Proposed uses may require zoning verification for particular business types, including alcohol sales and consumption, California Department of Motor Vehicle (DMV) regulated businesses, animal shelters, firearm sales and galleries and drug treatment facilities.

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  • No exemptions

Compliant Outdoor Expansion

Apply for a Permit

Step 2

Complete or obtain a PDF icon Zoning Use Verification Form (DS-690) or other forms required by state or local agencies

Step 4

If your application is for an Alcohol Beverage Control-regulated business that includes sales, distribution and consumption, complete the PDF icon Alcohol Beverage Control (Form 255) and review PDF icon Information Bulletin 143.

Step 5

Apply for a Permit

You will be required to upload the completed documents from Step 2 and, if applicable, Steps 3 or 4.