The Assessor's Office provides a public information service to assist taxpayers with questions about their property.
Property ownership, parcel maps and other property information is available to the public.
Property ownership and address information are provided over the phone.
Call the Assessor's Office Public Information Line (619) 236-3771.
An Assessor's parcel is an area of land delineated on a map by the County for the sole purpose of collecting taxes on property. Each Assessor’s parcel is assigned a number (the Assessor’s Parcel Number or APN) that corresponds to a location on a page in a book of maps maintained by the Assessor’s Office.
A Building permit is required to construct any new structure or improve existing buildings and other structures. The more common building permit applications are for new or remodels to single dwelling units, multi-dwelling units, commercial and industrial buildings, and accessory structures.
Building construction plans and other documents must be submitted for review to ensure that construction projects comply with federal, state and local standards for building safety, accessibility and land use, zoning and standards that help safeguard life or limb, public health, property and welfare.
Zoning is the legislative process for dividing land into zones for different uses. Zoning laws are the laws that regulate the use of land and structures built upon it.
Permits and Zoning are regulated by the Cities and by the County in unincorporated areas. City and/or County staff review and approve these applications to ensure all applicable regulations are met.
For more information and how to apply for a building permit, please contact one of the County of San Diego Zoning Departments.