Building Forms and Handouts

This site provides handouts for various types of applications filed with the Building Division.  Specific questions should be directed to the Building Division at (858) 565-5920.

Table of Contents

Special Information
Fees Related to Permits
Minimum Construction Specifications and Plot Plan Templates

Residential Packages:

Residential Dwelling Plan Submittal
Residential Addition Plan Submittal
Residential Remodel Plan Submittal
Manufactured Home on a Private Lot Plan Submittal
Manufactured Home and Accessory Structures in a Park Plan Submittal
PDS Minor Grading (pursuant to 87.206-b) Plan Submittal

Commercial Packages:

Tract Processing Plan Submittal
Commercial Tenant Improvements Plan Submittal
New Commercial Shell Structure Plan Submittal
Commercial Sign Permit Plan Submittal
Accessibility Requirements for Multifamily Housing
Accessibility Requirements for Public Accommodations & Commercial Buildings
 

Minor Permit Packages:

Homeowners and Business Owners Relief Permits
Pool Permit Plan Submittal
Patio Permit Plan Submittal
Retaining Wall Permit Plan Submittal
Renewable Energy Permits

General Information:

All Forms Listed in Numerical Order
WILDFIRE REBUILDING - General Information
Planning for a Project - General Information
Building Permits Issued and Newly Created Records Reports
 


Many of the forms listed below are Adobe Acrobat PDF documents and require the Adobe Acrobat Reader for viewing.  The Adobe Acrobat Reader can be downloaded for free from Adobe at ADOBE.COM/ACROBAT.

Some of the form packages listed below are in ZIP file format, an industry standard for archiving e-files.  If you are not using Microsoft Windows XP, you will have to use ZIP software such as WinZip to open the package.  WinZip is available at WINZIP.COM.

Permit applications for all permit types are not available electronically.  Paper copies are available at the Building Division office.  Directions to the Building Division office are available HERE.

Additionally, information about contractors licensed in California is available online at the California State License Board web site at CSLB.CA.GOV.


 INFORMATION ON BUILDING PERMIT RELATED FEES

This section provides information on many of the fees associated with obtaining building permits.  Every permit is different, so please review the information linked here and the handouts and forms linked from this page to determine which fees might apply.  Fee ordinance updates approved by the County of San Diego Board of Supervisors effective September 15, 2013.


 

Building Plan Check and Permit Fee Estimator Spreadsheet

 

A full list of building permit fees is available in the Building Fee Schedule.


 

Parks Department Fees for Dwelling Permits

 

 

Transportation Impact and Drainage Fees Information

 

Additional Information

Use the Agency Contacts List for questions about fees charged by outside agencies.

The $45 screening fee charged by the Land Development counter is applicable for most permit types.


 Minimum Construction Specification and Plot Plan Templates:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Minimum Construction Specifications 81/2 x 11 07/14 PDS #081
Minimum Construction Specifications Solar PV 07/14 PDS #081s
Minimum Construction Specifications PDF Format 07/14 PDS #081 11x17
Minimum Construction Specifications PDF Format 07/14 PDS #081 24x36
Minimum Construction Specs AutoCAD 2004 07/14 PDS #081 24x36
Minimum Construction Specs AutoCAD 2010 07/14 PDS #081 24x36
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) PDF Format 03/14 PDS #040 18x24
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) AutoCAD 2004 03/14 PDS #040 18x24
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) AutoCAD 2010 09/12 PDS #040 18x24
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) PDF Format 09/12 PDS #040 24x36
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) AutoCAD 2004 09/12 PDS #040 24x36
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) AutoCAD 2010 09/12 PDS #040 24x36
Grading Plot Plan Cover PDF Format 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Cover AutoCAD 2004 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Cover AutoCAD 2010 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet PDF Format 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet AutoCAD 2004 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet AutoCAD 2010 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl

 

 Residential Dwelling Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Form Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Customer Acknowledgment of Liabilities & Risks 03/14 PDS #001
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Fire resistive eave construction 10/13 PDS #198
Fire resistive eave details for AutoCAD users 02/09 EAVE INDEX
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Application for Residential Outdoor Water Use 09/12 PDS #401
Bldg Energy Efficiency Standards: Low-Rise Residential 09/14 PDS #409
Owner-Builder Information 09/12 PDS #421
How to Obtain a Building Permit Summary 10/13 PDS #441a
Checklist for Residential Construction 09/14 PDS #498
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Minimum Essential Items for Plans 07/14 PDS #658
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Sample Conditions of Approval 09/12 PDS #712
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800
Agency Contacts List 10/14 PDS #804

 

 Residential Addition Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Customer Acknowledgment of Liabilities & Risks 03/14 PDS #001
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Fire Resistive Eave Construction 10/13 PDS #198
Fire resistive eave details for AutoCAD users 02/09 EAVE INDEX
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Bldg Energy Efficiency Standards: Low-Rise Residential 09/14 PDS #409
Owner-Builder Information 09/12 PDS #421
How to Obtain a Building Permit Summary 10/13 PDS #441a
Checklist for Residential Construction 09/14 PDS #498
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Sample Conditions of Approval 09/12 PDS #712
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800
Agency Contacts List 10/14 PDS #804

 

 Residential Remodel Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Customer Acknowledgment of Liabilities & Risks 03/14 PDS #001
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Fire Resistive Eave Construction 10/13 PDS #198
Fire resistive eave details for AutoCAD users 02/09 EAVE INDEX
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Owner-Builder Information 09/12 PDS #421
How to Obtain a Building Permit Summary 10/13 PDS #441a
Checklist for Residential Construction 09/14 PDS #498
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Minimum Essential Items for Plans 07/14 PDS #658
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Sample Conditions of Approval 09/12 PDS #712

 

 Manufactured Home on Private Lot Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Mobile Home on a Private Lot - Requirements 09/12 PDS #103
Fire Resistive Eave Construction 10/13 PDS #198
Fire resistive eave details for AutoCAD users 02/09 EAVE INDEX
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Application for Residential Outdoor Water Use 09/12 PDS #401
Owner-Builder Information 09/12 PDS #421
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Sample Conditions of Approval 09/12 PDS #712
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800

 

 Manufactured Home and Accessory Structures in Parks Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Mobile Home Park Construction Application (Interactive)  - PDS 292
MHP Plot Plan for Accessory 09/12 PDS #036
MH Installation Information 09/12 PDS #055a
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800

 

 PDS Minor Grading (pursuant to 87.206-b) Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Grading Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 352
Low Impact Development Handbook 12/07 LID HANDBOOK
Low Impact Development Handbook Appendices 12/07 LID APPENDICES
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Minor (PDS) Grading Plan Checklist 09/12 PDS #009
Minor Grading Certification Form 09/12 PDS #073
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Minor Grading Plan Intake Minimum Requirements 09/12 PDS #173
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Right of Entry 09/12 PDS #620
Environmental Review Questionnaire 09/12 PDS #646
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800
Grading Plot Plan Cover PDF Format 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Cover AutoCAD 2004 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Cover AutoCAD 2010 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet PDF Format 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet AutoCAD 2004 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet AutoCAD 2010 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl

 

The grading plan template available above is the most current and only valid version.  Grading plans will not be accepted at the PDS Building counters unless drawn on this version of the unmodified template. Out-of-date or modified grading templates cannot be accepted at the Building counters.  Please contact the County Building Division at 858-565-5920 for more information.

 Tract Processing Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Tract Submittal Worksheet (print on 11x17 paper) 09/13 PDS #194
Fire Resistive Eave Construction 10/13 PDS #198
Fire resistive eave details for AutoCAD users 02/09 EAVE INDEX
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Tract Submittal Requirements 08/06 PDS #649
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800

 

 Commercial Tenant Improvements Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Guards and Handrails 09/12 PDS #075
Plot Plan minimum requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Hazardous Materials Questionnaire - DEH:HM-9171
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613

 

 New Commercial Shell Structure Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Customer Acknowledgment of Liabilities & Risks 03/14 PDS #001
Guards and Handrails 09/12 PDS #075
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Valuation Multiplier 12/13 PDS #169
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Checklist for Commercial Buildings 09/14 PDS #492
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Hazardous Materials Questionnaire - DEH:HM-9171
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800

 

 Commercial Sign Permit Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613

 

 Accessibility Requirements for Multifamily Housing:

Code Applicability, Site Accessibility, Exterior Routes of Travel 03/14 PDS #625A
Parking Facilities 03/14 PDS #626A
Curb Ramps 03/14 PDS #627A
Ramps 03/14 PDS #628A
Entrances, Exits, and Interior Routes of Travel 03/14 PDS #629A
Doors and Gates 03/14 PDS #630A
Stairways 03/14 PDS #631A
Elevators and Platform Lifts 03/14 PDS #632A
Common-Use Toilet Facilities 03/14 PDS #633A
Common-Use Shower and Bathing Facilities 03/14 PDS #634A
Drinking Fountains 03/14 PDS #635A
Public Telephones 03/14 PDS #636A
Alarms 03/14 PDS #637A
Common-Use Amenities 03/14 PDS #638A
Dwelling Units 03/14 PDS #639A

 

 Accessibility Requirements for Public Accommodations & Commercial Buildings:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Site Accessibility and Exterior Routes of Travel 03/14 PDS #625B
Parking and Passenger Loading Zones 07/14 PDS #626B
Curb Ramps 03/14 PDS #627B
Ramps 03/14 PDS #628B
Entrances, Exits, and Interior Routes of Travel 07/14 PDS #629B
Doors and Gates 03/14 PDS #630B
Stairways 07/14 PDS #631B
Elevators and Platform Lifts 07/14 PDS #632B
Toilet Facilities 03/14 PDS #633B
Shower, Bathing, and Locker Room Facilities 03/14 PDS #634B
Drinking Fountains 03/14 PDS #635B
Miscellaneous Elements 03/14 PDS #636B
Alarms 03/14 PDS #637B
Assembly Uses 07/14 PDS #638B1
Business and Office Uses 03/14 PDS #638B2
Educational Uses 03/14 PDS #638B3
Health Care Uses 03/14 PDS #638B4
Mercantile and Retail Uses 03/14 PDS #638B5
Hotel, Motel, and Other Transient Lodging Uses 03/14 PDS #638B6
Storage, Warehouse, and Factory Uses 03/14 PDS #638B7
Recreational and Outdoor Uses 03/14 PDS #638B8
Existing and Historical Buildings 03/14 PDS #639B

 

 Homeowners and Business Owners Relief Permits:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Homeowners and Business Owners Relief Act 07/14 PDS #612
Policy on Sea Cargo Containers 05/07 Policy MP-26
Requirements for Placing Cargo Containers 09/12 PDS #726

 

 Pool Permit Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Swimming Pool Enclosure and Safety Feature Requirements 09/12 PDS #379
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800

 

 Patio Permit Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Residential Decks 07/14 PDS #044
Patio Covers and Carports 07/14 PDS #078
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800

 

 Retaining Wall Permit Plan Submittal:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Retaining Wall with Sloping Back Fill 01/14 PDS #083
Retaining Wall with Level Back Fill 01/14 PDS #084
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800

 

 Renewable Energy Permits:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Minimum Plan Requirements to Solar Photovoltaic Projects 09/12 PDS #663
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Bldg Energy Efficiency Standards: Low-Rise Residential 09/14 PDS #409
Online Roof Mount Solar PV Submittal Guidance 06/13 PDS #807
How to Obtain a Building Permit Summary 10/13 PDS #441a
Permitting Requirements for Stand-Alone Generator Units 09/14 PDS #799
Zoning Ordinance - ZO Index

 

 Wildfire Rebuilding - General Information:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
County Building Codes 05/11 BLDGCODE
Consolidated County Fire Code 10-11 FIRECODE
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Residential Plan Submittal Worksheet for Fire Victims 09/12 PDS #186
Fire Resistive Eave Construction 10/13 PDS #198
Fire resistive eave details for AutoCAD users 02/09 EAVE INDEX
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Firestorm 2007 Guidance Information 09/12 PDS #665
Firestorm 2007 Commonly Asked Questions #2 09/12 PDS #666
Firestorm 2003 Policy Document #1 (What to Do) 09/12 PDS #667
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800
Firestorm Policy Document 10/13 PDS #806
PDS Foundation Memo for Fire Victims 10/07 Foundation Memo
Permitting Requirements for Stand-Alone Generator Units 09/14 PDS #799

 

 Planning for a Project - General Information:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Adoptive Ordinance Building Permit Requirements Exceptions 01/11 BD #110
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Farm Employee Housing 09/12 PDS #390
Guest Living Quarters 09/12 PDS #576
Non-Habitable Structures 09/12 PDS #577
Barns and Agriculture Storage Use Regulations 09/12 PDS #578
Second Dwelling Unit 09/12 PDS #611
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800
Low Impact Development Handbook 12/07 LID HANDBOOK
Low Impact Development Handbook Appendices 12/07 LID APPENDICES
Determination of Legal Parcel 09/12 Policy G-3
Types Of Accessory Dwelling Units 09/12 PDS #345

 

 All Forms Listed in Alpha-Numerical Order:

Form Name Date MM/YY Number
Adoptive Ordinance Building Permit Requirements Exceptions 01/11 BD #110
County Building Codes 05/11 BLDGCODE
Customer Acknowledgment of Liabilities & Risks 03/14 PDS #001
Steel Building Plan Certification 01/14 PDS #002A
Steel Building Construction Certification 01/14 PDS #003A
Special Inspection Form 07/14 PDS #006
Minor (PDS) Grading Plan Checklist 09/12 PDS #009
Notching and Boring 09/12 PDS #013
Affidavit for Release of Building Records 09/12 PDS #017
Weights of Materials 09/12 PDS #019
MHP Plot Plan for Accessory 09/12 PDS #036
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) PDF Format 09/12 PDS #040 18x24
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) AutoCAD 2004 09/12 PDS #040 18x24
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) AutoCAD 2010 09/12 PDS #040 18x24
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) PDF Format 09/12 PDS #040 24x36
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) AutoCAD 2004 09/12 PDS #040 24x36
Plot Plan Cover (not for grading) AutoCAD 2010 09/12 PDS #040 24x36
Residential Decks 07/14 PDS #044
MH Installation Information 09/12 PDS #055a
Expansive Soil Foundation Design 01/14 PDS #065
Fences 03/14 PDS #070
Minor Grading Certification Form 09/12 PDS #073
Residential Roof-Mount Solar PV Building Code Plan Check 02/14 PDS #074
Guards and Handrails 09/12 PDS #075
Mobile Home Tie-Down Certification by Installer 09/12 PDS #076
Patio Covers and Carports 07/14 PDS #078
Minimum Construction Specifications 81/2 x 11 07/14 PDS #081
Minimum Construction Specifications Solar PV 07/14 PDS #081s
Minimum Construction Specifications PDF Format 07/14 PDS #081 11x17
Minimum Construction Specifications PDF Format 07/14 PDS #081 24x36
Minimum Construction Specs AutoCAD 2004 Template 07/14 PDS #081 24x36
Minimum Construction Specs AutoCAD 2010 Template 07/14 PDS #081 24x36
Retaining Wall with Sloping Backfill 01/14 PDS #083
Retaining Wall with Level Backfill 01/14 PDS #084
Plot Plan Minimum Requirements 12/12 PDS #090
Naming or Renaming Private Roads 04/13 PDS #096
Change the Name of a County Road 06/13 PDS #098A/B
Mobile Home on a Private Lot - Requirements 09/12 PDS #103
Final Residential Inspection Requirements 09/12 PDS #117
Who May Prepare Plans 09/12 PDS #118
Inspection Form for Series Rated Combination 09/12 PDS #132
Building Self-Certification Program 09/12 PDS #136
Best Management Practices for Stormwater (file size 22MB) 04/10 PDS #143
Notice of Abandoned Permit 09/12 PDS #148
Valuation Multiplier 12/13 PDS #169
Minor Grading Plan Intake Minimum Requirements 09/12 PDS #173
Residential Fireplaces and Chimneys 03/14 PDS #180
Circuit Card and Load Summary 09/12 PDS #184
Residential Plan Submittal Worksheet for Fire Victims 09/12 PDS #186
Plan Self-Certification for Fire Damaged Structures 09/12 PDS #188
Tract Submittal Worksheet (print on 11x17 paper) 09/13 PDS #194
Wet Bar Limitations 09/12 PDS #195
Fire Resistive Eave Construction 10/13 PDS #198
Fire resistive eave details for AutoCAD users - EAVE INDEX
Fire, Plants, Defensible Space and You 06/04 PDS #199
Private Outdoor Lighting Regulations 09/12 PDS #211
Gnatcatcher Endangered Species Notification 09/12 PDS #252
Resolution Conference Request & Issue Resolution Procedures 07/06 PDS #266
Sample Presentation for Stormwater BMPs 09/12 PDS #272
Green Building Incentive Program 09/12 PDS #273
Building Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 291
Mobile Home Park Construction Application (Interactive)  - PDS 292
Building Ride Along - PDS #332
Code Enforcement Ride Along - PDS #335
Grading Permit Application (Interactive)  - PDS 352
Swimming Pool Enclosure and Safety Feature Requirements 09/12 PDS #379
Farm Employee Housing 09/12 PDS #390
Application for Residential Outdoor Water Use 09/12 PDS #401
Bldg Energy Efficiency Standards: Low-Rise Residential 09/14 PDS #409
Span Tables 03/14 PDS #415
Owner-Builder Information 09/12 PDS #421
Burial Depths for Yard Piping 09/12 PDS #438ab
How to Obtain a Building Permit Summary 10/13 PDS #441a
Checklist for Commercial Buildings 09/14 PDS #492
Checklist for Residential Construction 09/14 PDS #498
Guest Living Quarters 09/12 PDS #576
Non-Habitable Structures 09/12 PDS #577
Barns and Agriculture Storage Use Regulations 09/12 PDS #578
Temporary Health Care Trailers 12/12 PDS #592
Instructions for 24-hour Inspection Hotline 06/13 PDS #598
Water Tank Standards for Fire Protection 03/13 CFA #600
Second Dwelling Unit 09/12 PDS #611
Homeowners and Business Owners Relief Act 07/14 PDS #612
Building Permit Fee Schedule 09/13 PDS #613
Expedited Plan Check Request 09/12 PDS #617
Right of Entry 09/12 PDS #620
Appeal of Fire Code Official's Decision 09/12 PDS #622A
Code Applicability, Site Accessibility, Exterior Routes of Travel 03/14 PDS #625A
Site Accessibility and Exterior Routes of Travel 03/14 PDS #625B
Parking Facilities 03/14 PDS #626A
Parking and Passenger Loading Zones 07/14 PDS #626B
Curb Ramps 03/14 PDS #627A
Curb Ramps 03/14 PDS #627B
Ramps 03/14 PDS #628A
Ramps 03/14 PDS #628B
Entrances, Exits, and Interior Routes of Travel 03/14 PDS #629A
Entrances, Exits, and Interior Routes of Travel 07/14 PDS #629B
Doors and Gates 03/14 PDS #630A
Doors and Gates 03/14 PDS #630B
Stairways 03/14 PDS #631A
Stairways 07/14 PDS #631B
Elevators and Platform Lifts 03/14 PDS #632A
Elevators and Platform Lifts 07/14 PDS #632B
Common-Use Toilet Facilities 03/14 PDS #633A
Toilet Facilities 03/14 PDS #633B
Common-Use Shower and Bathing Facilities 03/14 PDS #634A
Shower, Bathing, and Locker Room Facilities 03/14 PDS #634B
Drinking Fountains 03/14 PDS #635A
Drinking Fountains 03/14 PDS #635B
Public Telephones 03/14 PDS #636A
Miscellaneous Elements 03/14 PDS #636B
Alarms 03/14 PDS #637A
Alarms 03/14 PDS #637B
Common-Use Amenities 03/14 PDS #638A
Assembly Uses 07/14 PDS #638B1
Business and Office Uses 03/14 PDS #638B2
Educational Uses 03/14 PDS #638B3
Health Care Uses 03/14 PDS #638B4
Mercantile and Retail Uses 03/14 PDS #638B5
Hotel, Motel, and Other Transient Lodging Uses 03/14 PDS #638B6
Storage, Warehouse, and Factory Uses 03/14 PDS #638B7
Recreational and Outdoor Uses 03/14 PDS #638B8
Dwelling Units 03/14 PDS #639A
Existing and Historical Buildings 03/14 PDS #639B
Disabled Access Requirements Hardship Exception Application 03/14 PDS #644
Environmental Review Questionnaire 09/12 PDS #646
Tract Submittal Requirements 09/12 PDS #649
Minimum Essential Items for Plans 07/14 PDS #658
Standard Lot Perimeter Protection Design 09/12 PDS #659
County Standards Desilting Basin
09/12
PDS #660
Fire Resistive Construction Requirements 09/12 PDS #662
Minimum Plan Requirements for Solar Photovoltaic Projects 09/12 PDS #663
Wildland Urban Interface Code Requirements 05/13 PDS #664
Firestorm 2007 Guidance Information 09/12 PDS #665
Firestorm 2007 Commonly Asked Questions #2 09/12 PDS #666
Firestorm 2003 Policy Document #1 (What to Do) 09/12 PDS #667
Water Heater Strapping Requirements 01/14 PDS #701
Applicant Quick Guide for Construction in a Mobile Home Park 09/12 PDS #703
Sample Conditions of Approval 09/12 PDS #712
Requirements for Placing Cargo Containers 09/12 PDS #726
Fire Clearing FAQ Sheet 12/07 PDS #800
Plan Change Guidance Document 01/14 PDS #803
Agency Contacts List 10/14 PDS #804
Sample Placard for Alternate Power Source 09/12 PDS #805
Firestorm Policy Document 10/13 PDS #806
Online Roof Mount Solar PV Submittal Guidance 06/13 PDS #807
Hazardous Materials Questionnaire - DEH:HM-9171
Fire Resistive Eave Details for AutoCAD Users - EAVE INDEX
County Fire Code 10/11 FIRECODE
PDS Foundation Memo for Fire Victims 10/07 Foundation Memo
Permitting Requirements for Stand-Alone Generator Units 09/14 PDS #799
Grading Plot Plan Cover PDF Format 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Cover AutoCAD 2004 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Cover AutoCAD 2010 09/12 GRDPDS Cover
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet PDF Format 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet AutoCAD 2004 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl
Grading Plot Plan Supplemental Sheet AutoCAD 2010 09/12 GRDPDS Suppl
Low Impact Development Handbook 12/07 LID HANDBOOK
Low Impact Development Handbook Appendices 12/07 LID APPENDICES
Stormwater Management Plan (Interactive) 07/14 LUEG: SW
Policy on Sea Cargo Containers 05/07 Policy MP-26
Stormwater Background Information 11/02 STORMBOOK
Verification of Agriculture Application 05/09 AWM Form
Determination of Legal Parcel 09/12 Policy G-3
Types Of Accessory Dwelling Units 09/12 PDS #345
Approved Construction Material Testing Laboratories and Special Inspection Agencies
The County Building Division and most cities in the region do not have an approval system for construction materials testing laboratories and special inspection agencies.  For construction projects within the unincorporated areas of the County of San Diego requiring these services, please refer to the approved listing maintained by the City of San Diego online.
N/A City of San Diego Test Labs

Building Permits Issued and
Newly Created Records Reports

Effective March 31, 2013, the Planning and Development Services, Building Division Building Permits Issued and Newly Created Records reports are available in Microsoft Excel format on the Accela Citizen Access portion of the County’s web site.

Please read the Accela Citizen Access How To Run Reports help guide for instructions.

With the deployment of the ability for our customers to run the Building Permits Issued and Newly Created Records reports using detailed parameters, publication of the pre-run, weekly ‘canned’ reports ceased on March 31, 2013.  More information is available at the Accela Updates web page.

The Building Permits Issued and Newly Created Records reports are provided "as is," free of charge, as a courtesy.  Report criteria fields, format, file type and other characteristics of the report may change without notice.  The County of San Diego has made every effort to ensure that the data provided is accurate; however, the County disclaims any responsibility for the accuracy or correctness of the data.

In no event shall The County of San Diego become liable to users of this data, or any other party, for any loss or damages, consequential or otherwise.

As the Building Permits Issued and Newly Created Records reports are provided as a courtesy service, no technical support is provided.