NOTE:  At this time, the City is maintaining modified business operations. The City is taking steps to follow the Governor’s and the County Public Health Officer’s orders about limiting gatherings and social distancing. Our Continuity of Operations Plan is in place to ensure that essential City functions can continue to operate safely during this time. Many City services can be accessed online. While City Hall is currently closed to the general public, staff is present and/or has made necessary arrangements to work remotely. General inquiries will be addressed by City staff over the phone or by email. Please contact the phone numbers or emails listed below to obtain the services you need. If you have any additional concerns about our availability or how to move forward with your project or plan, please contact Mike Strong at 760-839-4556 or email at


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

Office hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 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 California building standards codes changes to take effect January 1, 2020. The new 2019 editions of the California Building Codes will be in effect statewide. Click HERE to view information regarding Code changes.

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. 

The Building Division protects life and property through the application and enforcement of codes and standards for the construction and maintenance of buildings and structures in the city.

Related Links:

Management Staff

Building Official
Douglas L. Moody

Deputy Building Official

Contact Executive Staff

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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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Electronic Solar Submittal

Expedited solar permits may now be submitted via e-mail

Electronic Solar Submittals

Electrical Vehicle Charging

Expedited Electrical Vehicle Charging Station permits may now be submitted via e-mail

Electronic Electrical Vehicle Charging Station

Important Information

Expediting of residential roof top solar permits is now available!  See Information Guidelines 24A and 24B
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Effective January 1, 2020, the new 2019 editions of the California Building Codes will be in effect statewide. Title 24 (California Building Standards Code).

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Regional Traffic Fee Increase approved by City Council on April 4, 2013
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Carbon Monoxide Detectors Save Lives – Most homeowners will need to install carbon monoxide detectors by July 1, 2011.Read more . . .

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