Discretionary Forms

These forms are used when submitting applications for Discretionary Permits to Planning & Development Services (PDS). 

PDS forms are updated periodically and the current versions are available here. All forms with double asterisks ** are "Interactive".  

Forms are in Adobe Acrobat PDF format and require the latest Adobe Acrobat Reader which is free from Adobe. 

Questions about forms should be directed to Zoning Information at (858) 565-5981 or toll free at (888) 267-8770.


LUEG:SW** Storm Water Intake Form for Development Projects (SWMP)  
PDS-090 Typical Plot Plan
PDS-015** Applicant's Guidelines & Agreement for Online Submittals for Wireless Facilities
PDS-100 Minor Use Permit Staff Checklist
PDS-125** Appeal Application
PDS-125A** Application for Appeal of Scoring for Placement on the CEQA Consultant List
PDS-126** Acknowledgement of Filing Fees and Deposits
PDS-126A** Financially Responsible Party Agreement
PDS-135** Request for Certificate of Compliance - Not Approved For Development
PDS-157 Appeal Procedure for Administrative Decisions and Administrative Permits
PDS-158 Appeal Procedure for Major Subdivisions
PDS-159 Appeal Procedure for Boundary Adjustments, Minor Subdivisions and Subdivision Enforcement and Penalty Actions of the Director
PDS-160 Appeal Procedure for Use Permits and Variances
PDS-163 Appeal Procedure for Site Plans
PDS-174 Frequently Asked Questions by Large Family Daycare Applicants
PDS-195 Wet Bar Limitations
PDS-201** Consent For Proposed Gate Or Gate Entry Structure Across A Private Road Easement
PDS-202 FAQ’s for CEQA Exemption Process
PDS-206** Airport Overflight Agreement
PDS-207 FAQ's for Agricultural Tourism
PDS-208 FAQ's for Community Gardens
PDS-209 FAQ'S for Defense and Indemnification
PDS-212 East Otay Mesa Site Plan Submittal Requirements & Checklist
PDS-213 Vehicle Dealer's License Addendum
PDS-214 Habitat Loss Permit Filing Requirements
PDS-215 Minor Deviation Minimum Requirements Checklist
PDS-216 Clearing For A Well/Agricultural Clearing
PDS-218 Property Use Verification for Vehicle Dealer's License
PDS-220 Gates/Fences/Walls Applicant's Guide
PDS-222** Variance Advisory Form
PDS-225 Summary of the 'B' Community Design Review Area Regulations
PDS-226 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Notification and Evaluation Process
PDS-230** Notice of Proposed Vacation
PDS-238 Major Use Permit Staff Checklist
PDS-239 Plat  (Print on legal size paper only, 8.5" x 14", or it will NOT be accepted)
PDS-240** Land Division Statement Owner's Certificate
PDS-241R** Condition Satisfaction Application Initial Submittal Form
PDS-242** Condition Satisfaction Re-Submittal Form
PDS-243 Rules and Regulations Governing Adjustment Plats
PDS-246 Tentative Parcel Map Application Checklist of Filing Requirements for Time Extensions, Expired Maps, Revised Maps and Replacement Maps
PDS-247 California Department of Fish & Wildlife Fees
PDS-248 Rules and Regulations Governing Certificate of Compliance
PDS-249A Tentative Parcel Map Applicant's Guide
PDS-249B Tentative Parcel Map Staff Checklist
PDS-255** Host Home Affidavit
PDS-259 General Plan Amendment Request Procedure
PDS-260 Variance Applicant's Guide
PDS-261 Grading and Clearing Applicant's Guide
PDS-263** Agricultural Preserve Application
PDS-267 Appointment Letter
PDS-268** Bond for Model Home Agreement
PDS-269** Model Home Agreement
PDS-275 Administrative Deviation from an Approved Planned Residential Development (PRD) Plot Plan  
PDS-276 Setbacks for Solar Collectors Handout
PDS-277** Notice of Proposed Minor Subdivision
PDS-298 Supplemental Public Notice Procedure
PDS-299** Supplemental Public Notice Certification
PDS-301** Large Scale (SPECIFIC PLAN) Amendment
PDS-303 Variance Staff Checklist
PDS-304   Home Occupations
PDS-305** Ownership Disclosure Form
PDS-306 Setback Drawings
PDS-307 Height and Story Drawings
PDS-308 Retaining Wall Drawings
PDS-310 Clearing Violation Restoration Plan Applicant’s Guide
PDS-312 Condominium Conversion Applicant's Guide
PDS-313 Major Use Permit Applicant’s Guide
PDS-314** Urban Minor Subdivision Environmental Review Exemption Application Form
PDS-315 Solar Energy Systems Customer FAQ's
PDS-316 Applicant's Guide for a Solar Energy System
PDS-318 Parcel Research Tools & Application Forms Are Online
PDS-320** Evidence of Legal Parcel
PDS-322 Location of Accessory Structures on Corner Lots
PDS-323 Location of Pools
PDS-324 Mezzanine
PDS-325** Initial Consultation Meeting Request
PDS-326** General Plan Amendment Initial Consultation Meeting Request
PDS-327** Major Pre-Application Meeting Request
PDS-328** Request for Waiver of Major Pre-Application Meeting
PDS-329 Major Pre-Application Process FAQ's
PDS-330** Supplemental Questionnaire for Major Project Pre-Application Meeting Request
PDS-331 Site Preparation for Future Development (Borrow Pit)
PDS-333 Wind Turbines - Customer FAQS
PDS-334** Zoning Verification Permit - Wind Turbine Project - Small
PDS-337 BA/CC Staff Checklist
PDS-338 Density Bonus FAQ's
PDS-339 Applicant's Guide for Density Bonus
PDS-340 Pro Forma for Density Bonus
PDS-345 Types of Accessory Dwelling Units
PDS-346** Discretionary Permit Application
PDS-346DB** Density Bonus Supplemental Application
PDS-346S** Supplemental Application
PDS-346V** Variance Supplemental Application
PDS-347** Model Home Permit Supplemental Application
PDS-349** Request for Merger of Parcels - Boundary Adjustment with a Certificate of Compliance
PDS-350** Request for Merger of Parcels - Certificate of Compliance
PDS-351 Basements/ Story Height Definitions
PDS-353 Rezone Staff Checklist
PDS-354 VISA/MC Cardholder Authorization for San Diego County Permitting Purchases Only
PDS-355 VISA/MC Cardholder Authorization Instructions
PDS-356 Automatic Time Extensions For Maps  (Pursuant to S.B. 1185, effective 07/15/08; AB 333, effective 07/15/09; AB 208, effective 07/15/11 and AB 116, effective 07/11/13)
PDS-357 Large Scale Project Guidelines for Submittal and Processing
PDS-358 Assessor's Parcel May Not Be A Legal Lot
PDS-359 Kennels
PDS-366** Environmental Review Update Application
PDS-367** Application for an Environmental Initial Study (AEIS)
PDS-369 Fee Schedule
PDS-368 Model Home Permit Applicant's Guide
PDS-371 Form Based Code Frequently Asked Questions
PDS-372 Tentative Map Applicant's Guide
PDS-372B Tentative Map Staff Checklist
PDS-372C   Tentative Maps for Condo Conversion Staff Checklist
PDS-373 Horse Stable - Customer FAQs
PDS-374 Resource Protection Study
PDS-377 Horse Stable Zoning Verification Permit Checklist
PDS-378** Zoning Verification Permit - Horse Stable
PDS-381** Notice of a Proposed Opening of a Street, Highway or Public Service Easement
PDS-382 Flagging Procedure for Projects
PDS-383 How to Process a Rezone Request
PDS-384** Consent to Granting of Administrative Variance
PDS-386** Consent to Granting of Administrative Permit
PDS-388 Tentative Parcel Map for Condo Conversion Staff Checklist
PDS-390 Farm/ Agricultural Employee Housing Application Procedures for Authorization
PDS-394** Preliminary Floodplain Evaluation
PDS-397** Administrative Exception for Additional Fence/Wall Height
PDS-399F** Fire Availability
PDS-399Sc** School Availability
PDS-399S  ** Sewer Availability
PDS-399W** Water Availability
PDS-400S** Sewer Commitment
PDS-400W** Water Commitment
PDS-401** Application For Residential Outdoor Water Use Compliance
PDS-402 Reclamation Plan Application
PDS-403 Reclamation Plan Requirements
PDS-404 Landscape Documentation Package Checklist
PDS-405** Water Efficient Landscape Worksheet
PDS-406** Landscape Certificate Of Completion Checklist
PDS-407** Landscape Certificate Of Completion
PDS-430A Appeals Form for Boundary Adjustments
PDS-444 Zoning Ordinance Summary
PDS-486** Notice of Proposed Subdivision Activity
PDS-491 Tentative Map Application Checklist for Administrative Time Extensions and Revised Maps
PDS-500    PACE Program Fact Sheet
PDS-501    PACE Program FAQ's - Mitigation Bank & Credits
PDS-505 Applicant's Guide to a Site Plan - Signs in the Right-of-Way
PDS-506 Site Plan Applicant's Guide
PDS-507 Site Plan Design Review Checklist Exemption Instructions
PDS-508 Site Plan Permit Design Review Checklist Exemption Request Requirements
PDS-509** Airport/ Heliport Supplemental Information
PDS-511** Notice of Proposed Administrative Permit
PDS-512** Notice of Proposed Host Home
PDS-513** Zoning Verification Permit - Ministerial - Meteorological Testing (MET) Facility
PDS-514** Public Notice Certification
PDS-515 Public Notice Procedure
PDS-516 Public Notice Applicant's Guide
PDS-524** Vicinity Map/Project Summary
PDS-546 Oversized Accessory Structure Applicant's Guide
PDS-559 Landscape Water Conservation Ordinance Waiver Procedure
PDS-565 Minor Use Permit Applicant's Guide
PDS-570   Site Plan Staff Checklist
PDS-576 Guest Living Quarters
PDS-577 Private Garages (Attached and Detached)
PDS-579** Environmental Review Questionnaire for Agriculturally Related Clearing Permits
PDS-580** Hazardous Waste/ Substance Site Verification Form
PDS-581** Plan Check Pre-Application Notice
PDS-589** Environmental Plan Check Application
PDS-599 Second Dwelling Unit Zoning Checklist
PDS-611 Second Dwelling Unit
PDS-654** Second Dwelling Unit Agreement
PDS-655** Alcohol Beverage Control Permit
PDS-701** Noise Variance Supplemental Application 
PDS-714 Applicant's Guide to Minor Deviations to Plot Plans
PDS-715** Project Description
PDS-717 Revegetation Plan Applicant's Guide
PDS-718** Subdivider Certification Regarding Remainder Parcel
PDS-726 Requirements For Placing A Sea Cargo Container On A Private Lot
PDS-901 Definitions and Accessory Use Regulations for detached Poolhouses, Art or Music Studios, and Recreation Rooms
PDS-902 Applicant's Guide to an Administrative Permit for Small Wineries
PDS-903 Applicant's Guide to an Administrative Permit for a Meteorological Testing (MET) Facility
PDS-906    Signature Requirements
PDS-907 Inactive and Deficit Projects FAQs
PDS-1007** Accela Citizen Access (ACA) Registered Users Form for the Financially Responsible Party and Designated Users
PDS-1008 Site Plan Permit Design Review Checklist Exemption - Staff Checklist
PDS-1009 Site Plan Design Review Checklist Exemption - Applicant's Guide
PDS-1010 Summary of the "C" Airport Land Use Compatibility Plan (ALUCP) Area Regulations
PDS-1011 Airport Overflight Policy Requirements
PDS-1012 Specialized Housing - Supportive and Transitional
Planning - Policies
Policy FP-2

Fire Code Compliance, Cell Sites

Policy G-3

Determination of Legal Parcel

Policy MP-8

Thresholds for Determining Non-Habitable/ Habitable Space

Policy S-1

Slopes/Density Analysis Policy

Board of Supervisors - Policies
Policy I-38

Agricultural Preserves

Policy I-49

Distribution of Notification of Land Use Hearings

Policy I-63

General Plan Amendment and Zoning Guidelines

Policy I-73

Hillside Development

Policy I-121

Procedure for Determining Public Convenience or Necessity for Alcohol Beverage License Applications

Policy I 

Section: All other BOS "I" Policies

Zoning Division - Informational Handouts

Grading Handout for Site Plans/ Major Use Permits

Grading Handout for Subdivisions

Standard Conditions for Tentative Subdivision Maps


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