The zoning ordinance outlines the type of uses permitted in various locations throughout the city. A list of permitted uses (by right or conditionally) for each zoning designation is located within the zoning ordinance.
The majority of signs require the review and approval of a sign permit. The Planning Division will review the sign permit to verify that the proposed sign will comply with the sign ordinance or an approved sign program. Please see the sign ordinance for exempt or prohibited signs. Additionally, you can contact the Building Division at 760-602-2719 or email@example.com to see if a building permit is needed.
To operate a business out of your home, a business license is required, and Planning is one of many divisions that must approve the business license. Please review Section 21.10.040 – Home Occupations – in the Carlsbad Municipal Code for standards and requirements. For more specific information regarding a home occupied business, please contact the Planning Division at 760-602-4610.