For the safety of our customers and employees during the COVID-19 pandemic, Planning & Development Services lobbies are temporarily closed to the public.
We will continue to provide essential services to our customers via drop-offs, phone or video calls and online services.

Discover resources and learn more about our online services, hours and contact information…

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Building Plans

The home you live in, stores you shop at, and places where you work and play all have a connection to our department. Managing your built environment and how it fits into our ecosystem is what we do.  Our experts balance the voice of the community with the governing laws and policies and needs of the businesses that build our communities.

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We answer important questions like where will future growth occur, or not? How is your neighborhood changing? What kind of new homes will be built, and will they be safe? How do we offset climate change?

 

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We also guide our customers that build San Diego. Building codes and plan requirements can be complicated and change periodically.  We make sure those who build and develop on county land understand the latest rules. Is it designed right, graded properly, and does the project comply with a myriad of laws?

As part of the County’s Land Use & Environment Group, we are here to help you thrive and look forward to serving you. 

  

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Our Mission
Through operational excellence and attention to customer service, we strive to balance community, economic and environmental interests to ensure the highest quality of life for the public of San Diego County. 

 

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Planning & Development Services wants you to join our team!

For current PDS job openings click HERE.

 

 
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Accela Citizen Access
Research permit history, pay fees, schedule
inspections, and apply for building permits online.
 
GIS Zoning and Property Information Tool
This application allows users to view a
variety of land-based GIS information.
 
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