Welcome to Planning & Building
Development Services Department Counter Service HoursMonday – Thursday: 7:00 am – 6:00 pmFriday: City Offices ClosedWelcome to the homepage of the City’s Planning & Building Department. Our office is located at 1243 National City Boulevard, on the first floor of City Hall.
Upcoming Public Hearings
Building Permit / Tracking Form (PDF)
Construction & Demolition Debris Conversion Rate Table (XLS)
The City of National City uses the 2010 California Building, Electrical, Mechanical, Plumbing, Energy, Fire, Residential and Green Codes.
2011-2012 Development Services Department Fee Schedule (PDF)
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Planning Division Fees (PDF)
Building Division Fees (PDF)
Development Impact Fees (PDF)
The Planning Division is responsible for reviewing land development proposals, ensuring compliance with the City's General Plan, Land Use Code, Local Coastal Program Land Use Plan (PDF), Local Coastal Program Implemenation (PDF), State Subdivision Map Act, California Environmental Quality Act (CEQA), and other applicable local and state regulations.
The Planning Division also provides staff support to the Planning Commission, and recommends and implements changes to the land use section of the Land Use Code.
General Plan - California State law (Government Code Section 63500) requires each city and county to prepare and adopt a comprehensive, long-term general plan for the physical development every ten years. The General Plan serves as a “blue print" for all land use actions of the city. It is fundamentally a policy document that articulates the goals, strategies, and, in some areas, regulations regarding the distribution of land and its type and intensity of use, both public and private. This long-range planning document is a vision of what National City should become. is a chapter of the General Plan, but is required to be updated every five years. The most recent Housing Element (PDF) was approved in November 2007.
Land Use Code – Chapter 18 of the Municipal Code is the City’s Zoning Ordinance and is the primary tool for implementing the General Plan. The Land Use Code provides detailed standards for development or the use of land. These standards include what types of uses are permitted in particular zone, minimum lot size, height restrictions, building setbacks, parking requirements, wall heights, sign criteria and other standards.
Environmental Review - In accordance with the California Environmental Quality Act, environmental review is conducted for all private and public development projects, including City CIP (Capital Improvement Projects). Special planning studies and technical advice on land use issues are provided to the City Council, Planning Commission, City Manager and other city departments.
The Building Division protects the public’s health and safety by reviewing each building project for conformance with the requirements of adopted codes and by providing applicants with comprehensive direction on needed plan modifications. The Division also performs periodic inspections of all building projects to confirm construction is in accordance with approved plans and applicable codes and standards.
The Building Division utilizes the 2010 California Building, Electrical, Mechanical , Plumbing, Energy, Fire, Residential and Green Codes.
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Building Inspection Line: (619) 336-4363
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City Hall, 1243 National City Blvd, National City, California 91950 | Phone: (619) 336-4241 Fax: (619) 336-4239