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

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

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

Building Inspection Information:


    You can now submit your inspection request online:

For Next Day Inspection, you will need to submit your inspection request before 3:00 PM on the working day prior to the inspection. 

On the day of inspection, the job must be ready and site must be accessible between 9:00 AM and 4:00 PM. 

Please note - WE DO NOT call or email to confirm inspection times. Your scheduled time frame can be viewed by clicking the below link after 9 AM on the day of your scheduled inspection: 

We do NOT guarantee inspector arrival times. The time frames given are estimates only. 

To speak to an inspector, dial 760-839-4647 between 8:00 AM - 8:30 AM and 4:00 PM - 5:00 PM, and select the appropriate extension. 

Parcel Search

Online Portal FAQ

Apply for Permits or Projects

Management Staff

Director of Development Services
Andrew Firestine

Building Official
Douglas L. Moody

Deputy Building Official
Juventino "Jay" Garcia

Contact Executive Staff

Contact Development Technician

Important Information


The following types of permits must utilize the portal. 

  • Residential MEP Trade
  • Residential Re-Roof
  • Residential Water Heater
  • Residential HVAC Mechanical
  • Commercial and Residential Solar / PV
  • Commercial Sign

All other types of permits must bring their application to the front counter or email their application to If your application is complete and accepted you will be given a link to upload and submit your plans electronically. 

Expediting of residential roof top solar permits is available. See information Guidelines 24A and 24B.

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