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

Welcome to the Land Development Division

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Our Services

The Land Development Division reviews construction drawings, technical reports, maps and easements for all private development projects including the public infrastructure required to serve private development. The division provides technical guidance in ensuring compliance with city codes and ordinances as well as the Subdivision Map Act, National Pollutant Discharge Elimination System (NPDES) permit and Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) floodplain requirements. Additionally, the division establishes development conditions of approval, maintains records of previous development permits and acts as FEMA floodplain administrators.

Applications, Documents and Design Standards


FEMA & Floodplains




Street & Public Improvements

Transportation Permits


 Land Development Division Principal Civil Engineer
1 Civic Center Drive
San Marcos, CA 92069
(760) 744-1050 main line
Peter Kuey
(760) 744-1050, ext. 3210