Plan Self-Certification Program

The Self-Certification Program eliminates plan review by allowing a registered professional to take responsibility for and certify a project's compliance with building code, standards and ordinances. Depending on the scope of the project, permits can be issued within one to five business days. The expanded program includes tenant improvements on small commercial projects, residential minor grading, residential minor grading on a lot without a house, residential driveway permits onto County roads, residential landscape plans, and private roads serving 4 or less homes.

Self-certification applications and classes are available as of 1-1-2021 for tenant improvements and residential minor grading. The other permit types will be available soon.

If you are interested in more information or would like to register into the program please contact Sylvia Mendez at (858) 495-5483 or email


Self-Certification Program Details


Program Overview

Audit Overview

Site Inspections

What Projects Qualify





Additional Program Information