IMPORTANT UPDATE, RED FLAG WARNING & INTERMITTENT POWER OUTAGES:  Tuesday, Nov. 13, 2018 - 10:20 am - There are NO current emergencies in the City of San Marcos. With high Santa Ana winds and red flag warnings in place through Wednesday, Nov. 14, residents can expect intermittent power outages throughout San Marcos and County of San Diego as SDG&E takes steps to keep communities safe from wildfire. Follow San Diego Gas & Electric and visit for the latest updates. To prepare, San Marcos Fire Department and the County of San Diego are recommending residents take a “Ready, Set, Go!” approach for peak fire season. To learn how you can prepare, visit

Municipal Code

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The San Marcos Municipal Code is updated throughout the year as ordinances become effective and is current. This electronic version is provided for information only.


For more information, please call (760) 744-1050, ext. 3145.

Click here to view the City of San Marcos Municipal Code, Titles 1-19

Click here to view the City of San Marcos Zoning Code, Title 20

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