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Oceanside Demolition Plan Submittal Requirements

October 17, 2022

Building Division 300 N Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Effective Date: 1/1/2020  

Demolition Plan Submittal Requirements

Full Demolition of a Structure

A permit from the Building Division is required for the demolition of a structure.

Application for a demolition permit requires the following:

  • Disconnect notice from San Diego Gas & Electric Company
  • A plot plan as described below

Issuance of a demolition permit is subject to the following:

  • Approvals from Planning[1] , Engineering[2] and Water Departments
  • Completed/Approved San Diego Regional Hazardous Materials Questionnaire
  • Air Pollution Control District notification re: asbestos removal[3]
  • Approval of pedestrian protection plan

Final Approval of a demolition permit requires the following:

  • Complete removal of all elements of the building, including the foundation, from the property
  • Completion of any required stormwater BMPs
  • Capping sewer lateral at the property line in an approved manner or show proper removal septic tank

Plot Plan Requirements:

  1. Show all property lines, existing structures with square footages, setback dimensions, street location(s), and scope of work. Provide a north arrow
  2. Include the property owner’s name, address, and phone number. Also, include the name, address, and phone number of the person responsible for the plan. The plan preparer shall sign each sheet they are responsible for
  3. Show protection of Pedestrians per Section 3306 of the California Building Code
Building Division 300 N Coast Highway
Oceanside, CA 92054
Effective Date: 1/1/2020  

Partial Demolition

Partial demolition of a structure is addressed as a building remodel.

The submittal for this must meet the requirements for Tenant Improvements.

If the demolition involved bearing walls or other structural components, the plan must be prepared by a California licensed architect of engineer.

California Building Code requires compliance with CBC- ACCESSIBLITY FOR EXISTING BUILDINGS for the demolition of interior partitions and similar work.

[1] There are special Planning requirements for historical structures and structures located in the Coastal Zone.

[2] Stormwater mitigation requirements may apply to the demolition project

[3] The County of San Diego Department of Environmental Health accepts samples for asbestos determination, and has recommendations on ways to minimize hazards, such as asbestos and lead.


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