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Codes and Standards

This page contains a comprehensive listing of city codes, standards, policies and other documents useful in preparation and processing building and development plans. The various documents and sites have been organized in different fashions to assist users in finding needed information.

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760-602-2719  Building
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Carlsbad, CA 92008
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