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Building

The Building Division was established to protect those who live and work in Carlsbad by enforcing building and safety standards contained in the state Building Codes and various municipal codes and policies.

NEW! Most first-time submittals require an appointment. First submittals not requiring an appointment are limited to residential applications for patios, decks, simple plumbing, mechanical and electrical permits, and solar plans. Please call 760-602-2723 to schedule your submittal appointment.

Need to schedule an inspection for your building permit? Request a building inspection online.

Looking for other information? We also provide both technical and procedural information and reports on building activity. You can also search building permit history for a specific property.

For information regarding the limitations of construction hours, please click here.

Did you know that most of construction waste is recyclable? Please take a moment to review the Construction and Demolition (C&D) guide for more information.

Whatever the size of your project, our staff is ready to provide support during every phase of the building permit process. Contact us during regular business hours at the offices on Faraday Ave., by calling 760-602-2719 or by email at building@carlsbadca.gov.