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Welcome to the Building Division

The question is sometimes asked: "What does the Building Division do for the City?"  This Division was established to protect those who live and work in Carlsbad by enforcing the standards of building and safety put forth in the state Building Codes and various municipal codes and policies.

Whatever the size of the building project, staff is ready to provide support during every phase of the building permit process, from Monday through Friday at the City's offices on Faraday, on the phone or through email. Most initial building plan check comments are provided to the applicant within 10-12 working days and resubmittals within 5-7 working days, although the final Fire Department approval may take a little longer. For answers to other common questions check our FAQ.

The following pages offer both technical and procedural information (Bulletins),  reports on permit activity (Reports),  tools in order to make an inspection request online (Request Inspection) or search building permit history for a specific property (Permit Search). Click: Step-by-Step Instructions for a how-to guide to your permit search.

Look for even more online services in the future and, as always, comments and suggestions are welcome.


A Practical Guide  for Homeowners Planning Construction Projects 






 A Practical  Guide for  Contractors &  Developers


Contact Information

PERMITS:  760-602-2719

INSPECTIONS: 760-602-2700


760-602-8558 fax

1635 Faraday Ave.
Carlsbad, CA 92008

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General Information

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