City Hall, First Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
The City of Escondido is taking steps to follow the Governor’s and the County Public Health Officer’s orders about limiting large gatherings. Our Continuity of Operations Plan in place to ensure that essential City functions can continue to operate safely during this time. These restrictions will remain in effect until further notice.
Despite the economic impacts of COVID-related closures in many industries, construction is booming in the City of Escondido! As a result, Engineering, Planning, and Building staff are experiencing significant increases in the volume of applications for building, solar, grading, and encroachment permits. The City is in the process of rolling out a new software system that will ultimately increase efficiency and provide a streamlined experience for our customers, but there are a few kinks that still need to be worked out. In order to provide uninterrupted time to process applications, the Engineering, Planning, and Building front counters at City Hall will be open from 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. starting Monday, August 10, 2020 until further notice. Plan reviews are anticipated to require 2-weeks longer than normal processing times.
Time-sensitive permit processing and engineering plan reviews can now be completed online or submitted by appointment:
Engineering coordinates engineering review of private development projects, planning applications, and environmental studies; oversees and maintains the City's inventory of real property assets; designs and administers bidding of all capital improvement projects; inspects all public construction projects including those initiated by private developers; and administers all traffic and transportation projects including those for traffic signals.
The City of Escondido has formed a Citywide Community Facilities District (CFD) to offset the ongoing costs to provide municipal services to new development. For more in information regarding the Community Facilities Districts and the process, please visit this link Community Facilities Districts.