Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, City offices are currently closed to the public. For updates: poway.org/covid19-update.
The City is not taking in new applications for permits or projects at this time. New permits will not be issued at this time with the exception of permits for emergency purposes. Resubmittals for current projects may be submitted via mail or by appointment. Land Development staff are working remotely on a limited basis and will be checking email and voicemail. If you have questions about a current project please contact your assigned engineer and they will get back to you as soon as possible. Please keep in mind that response time for reviews may take longer than normal. Inspection services for current construction projects will continue to be provided.
Mailed Engineering Submittals
Address mailed submittals to: Melody Rocco, City of Poway, Development Services Department, City Hall, 13325 Civic Center Drive, Poway, CA 92064
Planning for the Future
The Land Development Engineering Division reviews and places conditions on private development plans for proposed projects. This division ensures that all development plans meet the standards set forth in the Poway Municipal Code. It is always a goal of staff to work with applicants to minimize construction- related disruptions to neighborhoods and businesses as much as possible. Additionally, this division processes Floodplain Development Permits, maintains securities on projects, and ensures engineering conditions are met on all approved private development projects.
Inspection & Construction
The Engineering Inspection Division is responsible for the inspection of all construction projects, erosion control on-site, and managing Right-of-Way Permits.
When anything is being built in the city, an Engineering Inspector will be assigned to the project. For example, if you are having a pool built, it will be an Engineering Inspector who will visit the site to ensure the dirt and erosion control are handled correctly before a building inspection can be requested.