Land Development

The Land Development Section is responsible for reviewing land use and development applications to ensure compliance with all City standards, plans, policies, guidelines and regulations, including environmental review. The section provides staff support to the Planning Commission and oversees the operation of the Staff Advisory Committee, which meets with prospective applicants on a weekly basis to familiarize them with City standards and provide early input in the design process. This section reviews, approves, and issues grading and encroachment permits, as well as maintains City maps and records. The section also provides assistance to the public and responds to inquiries regarding land use and zoning issues and engineering-related issues involved in public and private developments.

Current Project Applications

Visit e-Project Source to view a continuously updated inventory of land use and development applications under review, along with active proposals for certain changes to the City's policies and regulations processed by the Development Services Department.

Completed Project Applications

Access the City of Encinitas Planning Permit Viewer to find basic information on applications that have been completed.