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Planning & Development Services

Planning & Development Services

Planning & Development Services (PDS) was created in September 2012 with a new approach to doing business.  PDS combines the land development processes that used to be divided among various County departments — Planning and Land Use, Public Works, and Parks & Recreation, to create a seamless land use process that works efficiently, reduces customer costs and maintains the highest quality review standards.

Issued 13,851 building permits and conducted 36,099 building inspections per year

Processed 7,040 permits online

Processed 6,041 renewable energy permits

Code Compliance received 2,413 cases and resolved 2,801 cases

584 active discretionary projects

Completed 797 discretionary applications

Permanently preserved 1,761.75 acres of agriculture easements were acquired on 24 properties since the inception of the PACE Program. 



NACo - Parcel Analysis Initial Research Tool (2018)

American Planning Association, San Diego Chapter Public Outreach - Climate Action Plan (2018)


Planning & Development Services