The City of Escondido is committed to reducing the spread of COVID-19 and protecting the safety of employees and customers.  

  • Facial coverings are required at all times.
  • Bring your own material and supplies.
  • Visitors are encouraged to show up individually to conduct business instead of sending a whole development project team, for example.
  • People will be admitted incrementally to City service counters (e.g. one customer at a time).
  • We also encourage the public to conduct business remotely so that you can receive City feedback from the comfort of your own home or office.  Although we strive to return calls and emails on the same day, due to the high volume of inquiries you may experience a slight delay.  However, we strive to respond within 24 hours.
  • At this time we are experiencing a high volume permit requests.  Due to this volume some building services are experiencing delays, of up to two additional weeks for plan check review.  We apologize for any inconvenience.

City Hall, First Floor, 201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025

Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Phone: (760) 839-4647
Fax: (760) 432-6819

Inspection Request Line: (760) 839-4646

*please note new inspection request call-in deadline (by 3pm previous business day)

   NEW Inspection Request Deadline     

Inspection requests received by 3 p.m. on any business day will be scheduled for the next business day. Inspection requests received after 3 p.m. will be scheduled in two business days. Please call us at 760-839-4646 to request your inspection. For an inspection time window for an inspection that is already scheduled, please call (760) 839-4647 and press “0” any time after 8:30 a.m. on the morning of your inspection.

   Building Permit Reports - Link will open new page with Building Permit Report history.  

   Important Documents to assist you with the Building Process                    

Management Staff

Building Official
Douglas L. Moody

Deputy Building Official
Juventino "Jay" Garcia

Contact Executive Staff

Your Comment Matters.

If you have received extra special ser­vice, this is a good way for you to tell us about it. If you have comments on problem areas, or suggestions for improvements, we want to hear about them. This will help us to improve our service to you.

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Important Information

Expediting of residential roof top solar permits is now available!  See Information Guidelines 24A and 24B
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New California building standards codes changes to take effect January 1, 2020. The new 2019 editions of Title 24; California Building Codes are now in effect statewide. Click HERE to view information regarding Code changes.


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2019 California Energy Efficiency Standards become effective January 1, 2020. For more information, visit .