Development Services










Public counter general inquires are always welcome. For any lengthy discussion or requested research, please schedule an appointment with a staff member using the main line numbers listed below.

Engineering Division 
Main Line:
(760) 633-2770

Planning Division
Main Line: (760) 633-2710


The City of Encinitas now offers online services through Citizen Self Service (CSS).

Registered users can conduct business with the City from the convenience of their office, home, or a mobile device.

Go to Applications & Information for a list of available permits or go directly to CSS.

Services Currently Available on CSS:

  • CSS Tutorial Videos
  • Search Business Registrations, Code Cases & a select number of Current Plans & Permits
  • Recreational Vehicle Permits
  • Report non-emergency issues to the City

Coming to CSS in 2018:

  • Alarm Permit
  • Business Registration
  • Citizen Participation Program  
  • Fire Operation Permit 
  • Regulatory Permits
  • Service Requests
  • Short Term Rental
  • Sign Permit
  • Special Event Permit

Brenda Wisneski
Development Services Director

505 S. Vulcan Ave Encinitas, CA 92024

Engineering Staff Contacts
Planning Staff Contacts

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