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City of Carlsbad Standards

The following are links to City of Carlsbad codes, standards, policies and other documents related to the preparation and processing of building and development plans:

  • Blasting Requirements (Engineering Dept. Policy 15)
  • Building Ordinance (Carlsbad Title 18)
  • Carlsbad Municipal Water District Ordinance 45
  • Community Forest Management Plan
  • Dedication and Improvement Ordinance (Chapter 18.40)
  • Drainage Master Plan
  • El Camino Real Corridor Standards    
  • Encroachments in Public Right of Way Ordinance (Chapter 11.16)
  • Environment Ordinance (Title 19)
  • Engineering Standards (Engineering Department) 
  • Fire Protection Ordinance (Title 17)
  • General Plan
  • Geotechnical Report Guidelines
  • Grading and Drainage Ordinance (Title 15)
  • Grading Plan Title Sheets
  • Grading in Advance of Final Map (Engineering Dept. Policy 16)
  • Growth Management Plan
  • Habitat Management Plan
  • Improvement Plan Title Sheets
  • Landscape Manual 
  • Livable Neighborhoods (Council Policy 66)
  • Local Coastal Plan
  • Noise Guidelines Manual
  • Neighborhood Architectural Design Guidelines (Council Policy 44)
  • Palomar Airport Comprehensive Land use Plan (CLUP)
  • Recycled Water Title Sheets
  • Redevelopment Signage Standards
  • Redevelopment Standards
  • Residential Infill Development Policy (Planning Dept. Policy 37)
  • Right-of-Way Ordinance (Chapter 11.16)
  • Sewer Master Plan
  • Sewer Ordinance (Title 13)
  • Storm Water Management and Discharge Control Ordinance (Chapter 15.12)
  • Street Tree Ordinance (Chapter 11.12)
  • Subdivision Ordinance (Title 20)
  • Tentative Map Substantial Conformance (Engineering Dept. Policy 30)
  • Village Review Area Signage Standards
  • Village Review Area Development Standards
  • V-R Village Redevelopment Zone (Chapter 21.35)
  • Wireless Communications Facilities (Council Policy 64)
  • Zoning Map
  • Zoning Ordinance (Title 21)
  • Zoning Requirements Summary