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Fire-Rescue Department

Community Risk Reduction

The Mission Statement of the Community Risk Reduction Division clearly spells out its goal:

"To protect the community of San Diego by preventing fire and other hazardous conditions through education and enforcement of life safety codes."

The Community Risk Reduction Division is one of the Department's most diverse in the various services it offers San Diego City residents and businesses.

It is through the Community Risk Reduction Division that Inspections and Permits are processed and a majority of the Department's Forms and Documents are available.

Most Requested Services


Are you applying for one of the following permits?

Note: User accounts are required to submit all online permit applications. PDF icon View tutorial

View List of Permits

Are you applying for a no-plan Electrical, Plumbing, or Mechanical permit?

Your desired permit isn't available online. Please contact us to apply.

Schedule an Appointment

Call 619-446-5300


Public counters are open from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday. All public counters are closed from 11:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

Walk-in services are not available after 3 p.m. and walk-in customers arriving after 1 p.m. may not be seen.

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Was the application submitted on or after March 1, 2021?

Was the application submitted on or after July 19, 2021?