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

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Our mission is to provide plan review, permit issuance, and building inspection to the citizens and business owners of the City of San Marcos in a courteous, professional, and ethical manner consistent with customer service goals. It is our sincere desire to preserve and strengthen our standard of living and protect life, health, property, and public welfare through an effective administration and regulation of the building codes.

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 Building & Code Compliance  Building Official
1 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1050
Barry Reynolds
(760) 744-1050, ext. 3241