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Design Plan Review

Once any required land use permits have been obtained, projects proceed to the design plan review phase. Carlsbad has separate Design Plan Review processes for building, grading, street, sewer and water improvement, landscape, maps, plats and easements, storm water protection and other miscellaneous plan types.

By law, most design plans must be prepared by design professionals meeting specialized state licensing requirements. The plans must include detailed diagrams, drawings and written specifications prepared to exacting federal, state and local regulations and standards.

Plans may be processed individually, as with a building plan for a single family home, or  concurrently with one application package,  as with a final map, grading plan, improvement plan and easement document for a major subdivision project.

Specific processing information can be found each of the following plan types:

Contact Information

Development services office 
1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008
Get directions

760-602-2719 Building
760-602-2750 Engineering
760-602-4666 Fire Prevention
760-602-4610 Planning

Inspection service contacts

General Information

Business hours
Monday - Thursday:
7:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
Friday:  8 a.m. to 5 p.m.