Land Development

NEW!  Every Wednesday an LD Engineer will be available at the Land Development Counter from 8:00 AM - 11:45 AM for the following tasks (30 minute time limit):

  • Centerline Preliminary Review and Coordination
  • Minor Residential Plan Check Iteration Review
  • Construction Change Review and Processing
  • Pre-Screening Plan Review and Processing
  • Limitted Drainage Study/Standard SWQMP Review Associated with LD Submittals

    (12:30 PM - 4 PM)

  • Working Plan Iteration Review 
  • Building PDP SWQMP Referral 
  • Structural Retaining Walls Review Associated with LD Submittals
  • General Land Development Permit/Procedures Guidance


Schedule an appointment online with Land Development Counter staff for the following appointment types:

  • Grading Permit Application Submittal
  • Grading Permit Issuance


The Land Development Division provides engineering and review services for construction and development projects throughout the unincorporated areas of San Diego County.

The DPW Land Development Website hosts additional information related to processes under their ultimate authority.


Preliminary CEQA Hydrology Checklist

* Business Process Reorganization (BPR)