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

Hours of operation are Monday - Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Phone: 760-839-4671
Fax: 760-839-4313

The Planning Division assists in maintaining and improving the quality of life and the environment through the General Plan Implementation Program and the development review process.

Cityworks - Your One Stop Shop For Online Services:

We are pleased to announce that electronic application submittal and electronic plan review are available for development services starting on July 1, 2020. Many things you can do in-person at development services can now be done online through your own personal Cityworks dashboard (https://cwols.escondido.org/portal). Examples include submitting applications for permits and/or business licenses, making online payments, submitting files and information, checking the status of a permit application, downloading plan review comments and approved plans, and scheduling inspections. Moving forward in the Planning Division, temporary banner permits, sign permits, and temporary use permits must be made via the Cityworks online portal. Other planning, building, and engineering permit applications must still be submitted in-person at the appropriate development services counter.

Zoning and Property Information:

The following zoning and property information is provided as a public service for your convenience. Every effort has been made to achieve accuracy, but the Planning Division should be contacted to help verify and provide up-to-date information. The City of Escondido shall not incur any liability for errors or omissions with respect to the information provided in this service.

Public Notices:

Current Projects and Development Activity Information:

Popular Links

Here are some links that you may find helpful


Application Materials

Specific Plans

General Plan

Development Project Information

Master Plans and Area Plans

Miscellaneous Resources

Environmental Resources and Info

Boards and Commissions

Executive Staff

Interim Director of Community Development
Adam Finestone, AICP

Contact Executive Staff

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