Housing Publications

Housing Publications

On this page, you will find information about applying for a housing health permit, resources for operating and living in a housing complex, rules & regulations, and resource materials available outside of the County of San Diego.  The purpose of the housing program is to ensure safe housing, such as rental units, in regulated areas of the County, which includes: Carlsbad, Coronado, Del Mar, Encinitas, La Mesa, Lemon Grove, Poway, San Marcos, Santee, Solana Beach, Vista, and the unincorporated areas of the County.  To accomplish this, the Food and Housing Division enforces state laws pertaining to sanitation, maintenance, ventilation, and occupancy. Please be advised that this program does not serve the following cities: Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, Imperial Beach, National City, Oceanside, or San Diego.  For questions or concerns regarding housing units in these cities, please visit our housing page.

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Rules & Regulations Industry Resources  


NEW 01/2016:    Senate Bill 655 amends mold as a substandard housing condition:  PDF



Public Health Permit Application:  PDF



Carbon Monoxide Detector Letter: PDF
Carbon Monoxide Detector Guidelines Brochure: PDF
A Guide to Safely Controlling Pests in Your Home: PDF
Bed Bug Guidance: PDF
Information on Mold & Moisture for Renters in California ( 2021)
Información Sobre la Humedad y el Moho para Inquilinos en California (2021)
Vermin Control for Apartment Buildings: English (PDF)  Spanish (PDF)



2014 Healthy Housing Seminar held on May 13th, 2014
Section 8: PDF
Tenant Rights: PDF
HUD - Housing and Urban Development: PDF
City of San Diego: PDF
County of San Diego - Food and Housing Division: PDF



California Tenants: a guide to residential tenants' and landlords' rights and responsibilities
    PDF Versions are available in English and Spanish.
Uniform Housing Code: PDF



CDC - Learn How to Prevent Childrens' Exposure to Lead

California Department of Public Health Childhood Lead Poisoning Prevention Branch

Environmental Protection Agency Lead Program

Housing and Urban Development Office of Health Homes and Lead Hazard Control

State of California Indoor Air Quality Program



Food & Housing Programs
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Food Swimming Pools Body Art