Electronic Plan and Document Submittal

We are pleased to announce that effective January 8, 2019, the City of Oceanside offers Electronic Plan Submittals.

Electronic Plan Submittals allow applicants to submit plans and documents electronically as an alternative to submitting paper documents. Documents such as application forms, drawings, exhibits, and various reports can now be submitted electronically. The City will strive to avoid all paper submittals in the near future.

A Box Account is required to submit electronically. Setting up a Box account is easy and free. Sending documents using a Box account allows for large documents to be shared and sent securely from any device to the Permit Technician at the Development Services Department.  Learn how to create a Box Account For a successful submittal, all files submitted electronically must be prepared in accordance with the Construction Coalition PDF Guidelines in order to allow the ease of uploading, downloading and reviewing in the most efficient practice.

Electronic Plan Submittals can be submitted completely On-Line or In-Person at the Development Services Department’s public counter.

Online Plan Submittal Guide

Avoid coming down to the Civic Center and waiting to submit your application. Application submissions can be made electronically via email at the comfort of your home or office.

Engineering Submittal

Building Permit Application

Planning Entitlement Submittals:  The Planning Division is accepting electronic submittals of entitlement applications (e.g. Development Plans, Coastal Permits, Conditional Use Permits, Tentative Parcel Maps, etc.).  An appointment is still required to submit an application electronically.  Please email PlanneroftheDay@oceansideca.org to confirm the appropriate entitlement type(s) for your project and to request a submittal apportionment. The appropriate online application link will be emailed to you to begin the submittal process. 

Submitting in Person at the Counter

In order to comply with the Governor's executive Order, Currently the Development Services Department lobby is closed. Most City Staff are working remotely. As a result you may experience a delay in our response. If you need to submit plans in person please drop them off at the City Clerk's office lobby. Make sure there is a transmittal letter attached to your plans. All plans will be quarantined for 3 days before they can be handled. Please e-mail or call your plan checker and let them know you are dropping off plans.

Transmittal letter should clearly describes the following:

  • Name of the receiving Department and Plan Checker or City Staff (very important)
  • list of all items being submitted and submittal date
  • Project name, file and plan number, site address
  • Firm, Developer/applicant's contact information to include e-mail and phone number