Electronic Plan and Document Submittal

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

A Box Account is required to submit electronically, and 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 for uploading, downloading, and reviewing in the most efficient manner.

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

Online Plan Submittal Guide

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 appointment. The appropriate online application link will be emailed to you to begin the submittal process. 

Submitting in Person at the Counter

To comply with the Governor's executive Order, the Development Services Department lobby is currently 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 three days before they can be handled. Please e-mail or call your plan checker and let them know you are dropping off plans.

Transmittal letters should clearly describe 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