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Below are links for the Planning Department's Land Use Review Application, submittal requirements and other miscellaneous permit applications.

At the time of submittal, the applicant is required to provide all applicable information requested along with associated filing fees found in the Development Fee Schedule. Incomplete submittals will not be accepted. Any proposed projects requiring multiple applications must be submitted prior to 3:30 p.m. A proposed project requiring only one application must be submitted prior to 4 p.m. An Early Public Notice package is required at time of submittal for all discretionary permits.

The Environmental Information Form will be used to assist staff in determining what type of environmental documentation will be required to be prepared for your application, per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Title 19 of Carlsbad's Municipal Code. The clarity and accuracy of the information you provide is critical for purposes of quickly determining the specific environmental effects of your project.

The links for the Landscape Plancheck application and other landscaping submittal requirements are below.  Incomplete submittals will be not accepted.

Landscape plans must be approved prior to the issuance of a building permit or grading permit approval. 

Applicants using or designing for recycled water must also submit a Recycled Water Plan Check Application form (County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health).  There is a separate fee for the recycled plan check review.  Both the plancheck form and fee (check made out to County of San Diego) are submitted together with the landscape application.  The city will forward the plancheck and fee to the County of San Diego.

Please see the Development Fee Schedule for landscaping plancheck and inspection fees which are both due at time of submittal.

Below are links to codes and policies that may have a significant design impact on a project.  The intent of the codes and policies is to assist developers with a clear direction for design and review of projects within the city. 

Codes are adopted by ordinance and are the “law.”  All development proposals are subject to the Carlsbad Municipal Code Title 21 (Zoning Ordinance).  Some, but not all, development proposals will be subject to a variety of other codes adopted by the City of Carlsbad or other agency.  Codes that are typically applicable to development within the City of Carlsbad are listed below:

Other Codes:

Policies are adopted by resolution and include development guidelines.  These policies are not "law," but are often an interpretation of the law that provide clarity regarding the city’s desired direction.   Policies are applied citywide.  The policies most commonly applied to development are listed below:

Below are links for the Planning Department’s Land Use Review Application, submittal requirements and other miscellaneous permit applications.

At the time of submittal, the applicant is required to provide all applicable information requested along with associated filing fees found in the Development Fee Schedule.  Incomplete submittals will not be accepted.  Any proposed projects requiring multiple applications must be submitted prior to 3:30 p.m.  A proposed project requiring only one application must be submitted prior to 4 p.m.  An Early Public Notice package is required at time of submittal for all discretionary permits. 

The Environmental Information Form will be used to assist staff in determining what type of environmental documentation will be required to be prepared for your application, per the California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA) and Title 19 of Carlsbad’s Municipal Code. The clarity and accuracy of the information you provide is critical for purposes of quickly determining the specific environmental effects of your project.

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