City Hall, First Floor
201 North Broadway
Escondido, CA 92025
Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-5:00 p.m.
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
The Current Development Section consists of Office Engineering and Traffic Engineering. Office Engineering is responsible for maintaining engineering-related record documents, plans and maps; providing engineering requirements for all development projects; and processing of private development engineering plans and maps, lien contracts, and repayment agreements. Traffic Engineering is responsible for the coordination of traffic signal operation, and signing and striping throughout the city.
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.