Housing Publications

On this page, you will find information about applying for a housing health permit and resources for operating and living in a housing complex, rules and 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. The Food and Housing Division enforces state laws pertaining to sanitation, maintenance, ventilation, and occupancy.

The County's housing program does not serve the following cities: Chula Vista, El Cajon, Escondido, Imperial Beach, National City, Oceanside, or San Diego. Find more information about housing units in these cities: Housing Program

Forms & Applications

Public Health Permit Application

Operating Information

Carbon Monoxide Detector Letter
Carbon Monoxide Detector Guidelines Brochure
A Guide to Safely Controlling Pests in Your Home
Bed Bug Guidance
Mold Tips and Remediation
Vermin Control for Apartment Buildings  |  En Español/Spanish


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

Rules & Regulations

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

Industry Resources

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 Lead Hazard Control and Healthy Homes
State of California Indoor Air Quality Program


  (858) 505-6900