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PREFACE
ARTICLE I GENERAL PROVISIONS*
ARTICLE II DEFINITIONS*
ARTICLE III GENERAL RULES*
ARTICLE IIIa ADVISORY COUNCIL FOR AGING AND INDEPENDENCE SERVICES*
ARTICLE IIIb COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO IN-HOME SUPPORTIVE SERVICES PUBLIC AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE IIIc PAST GRAND JURORS ASSOCIATION IMPLEMENTATION REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIj AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM*
ARTICLE IIIk AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM FOR VENDORS*
ARTICLE III l AFFIRMATIVE ACTION ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIm AFFIRMATIVE ACTION PROGRAM -- EMPLOYMENT*
ARTICLE IIIn SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMITTEE FOR PERSONS WITH DISABILITIES*
ARTICLE IIIo COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CHILD ABUSE PREVENTION COORDINATING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIp FIRST 5 COMMISSION OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE IIIq SAN DIEGO COUNTY BUSINESS PRACTICES REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE IIIr REGIONAL SECURITY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIs NORTH COUNTY GANG COMMISSION*
ARTICLE IIIt POLINSKY CHILDREN’S CENTER ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IIIu SAN DIEGO SEX OFFENDER MANAGEMENT COUNCIL*
ARTICLE IIIv CHILD AND FAMILY STRENGTHENING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE IV SAN DIEGO COUNTY COMMISSION ON THE STATUS OF WOMEN AND GIRLS*
ARTICLE IV-A ASSESSOR / RECORDER / COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE IV-B ASSESSMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE IV-C ASSESSMENT HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE V AUDITOR AND CONTROLLER*
ARTICLE V-A PROCESSING AND CERTIFICATION OF ROUTINE CLAIMS*
ARTICLE VI BOUNDARY CHANGES*
ARTICLE VII BUDGET AND FINANCIAL PROCEDURES AND APPROPRIATION, REVENUE AND STAFFING LIMITATIONS*
ARTICLE VIIa TEMPORARY TRANSFERS OF FUNDS TO SPECIFIED AGENCIES WITHIN THE COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO*
ARTICLE VIII CHIEF ADMINISTRATIVE OFFICER*
ARTICLE IX OFFICE OF COUNTY COUNSEL*
ARTICLE X CLAIMS AGAINST THE COUNTY*
ARTICLE X-A CLERK OF THE BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XI DEPARTMENT OF THE CHIEF MEDICAL EXAMINER*
ARTICLE XII COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XII-A COUNTY LIBRARIAN*
ARTICLE XII-B DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE - WEIGHTS AND MEASURES*
ARTICLE XII-C CITY/COUNTY TASK FORCE ON AGRICULTURAL/URBAN ISSUES AND PESTICIDES*
ARTICLE XII-D DEPARTMENT OF HUMAN RESOURCES*
ARTICLE XII-E PESTICIDE TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XII-F COUNTY COMMUNICATIONS OFFICE**
ARTICLE XIII-A DEPARTMENT OF REVENUE AND RECOVERY*
ARTICLE XIII-B DEPARTMENT OF ANIMAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XIV JUVENILE DELINQUENCY PREVENTION COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XV HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES AGENCY*
ARTICLE XV-AA SAN DIEGO COUNTY EYE GNAT ABATEMENT APPEALS BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XV-B HEALTH AND HUMAN SERVICES CHARGES AND FEES*
ARTICLE XV-C GENERAL RELIEF PROGRAM*
ARTICLE XVI CHILD CARE AND DEVELOPMENT PLANNING COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XVI-A ADVISORY BOARDS*
ARTICLE XVI-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY ANIMAL CONTROL ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-C SAN DIEGO COUNTY FISH AND WILDLIFE ADVISORY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVI-D SAN DIEGO COUNTY PARKS ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVI-E LANDSCAPE MAINTENANCE DISTRICT ZONE NO. 2 - JULIAN ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY FOSTER CARE SERVICES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XVII-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS QUINCENTENARY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-B SAN DIEGO COUNTY HUMAN RELATIONS COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-C EQUAL OPPORTUNITY MANAGEMENT OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVII-D WHISTLE BLOWER PROTECTION PROCEDURE; ESTABLISHMENT OF THE SAN DIEGO COUNTY WHISTLE BLOWER COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XVII-E SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNOLOGY OFFICE*
ARTICLE XVIII CITIZENS LAW ENFORCEMENT REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XVIIIa GRAZING ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE XIX ADULT INSTITUTIONS*
ARTICLE XIXa YOUTH CORRECTION CENTER*
ARTICLE XX FEES AND CHARGES*
ARTICLE XXA JUVENILE FACILITIES*
ARTICLE XXI INTERGOVERNMENTAL REPRESENTATION*
ARTICLE XXIa RULES OF CONDUCT AND PROCEDURE FOR PLANNING AND ZONING PROCESS*
ARTICLE XXIb PLANNING AND ENVIRONMENTAL REVIEW BOARD*
ARTICLE XXII DEPARTMENT OF PLANNING & DEVELOPMENT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIa OFFICE OF THE PUBLIC ADMINISTRATOR AND PUBLIC GUARDIAN*
ARTICLE XXIIb DEPARTMENT OF GENERAL SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIIc DEPARTMENT OF INFORMATION SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXIII DEPARTMENT OF PURCHASING AND CONTRACTING*
ARTICLE XXIIIa RECORDER/COUNTY CLERK*
ARTICLE XXIV PARK AND RECREATION DEPARTMENT*
ARTICLE XXIV-A REGISTRAR OF VOTERS*
ARTICLE XXV SHERIFF*
ARTICLE XXVI DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS*
ARTICLE XXVIa OUT-OF-COUNTY/IN-COUNTY BUSINESS*
ARTICLE XXVId LIMITATIONS ON MAKING GIFTS AND PROVIDING MEALS OR BEVERAGES*
ARTICLE XXVIe REIMBURSEMENTS AND ALLOWANCES*
ARTICLE XXVII BOARD OF SUPERVISORS*
ARTICLE XXVIII COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO CONFLICT OF INTEREST CODE*
ARTICLE XXVIIIa CODE OF ETHICS*
ARTICLE XXVIIId CONFLICT OF INTEREST INVOLVING FUNDING OF NONPROFIT ORGANIZATIONS*
ARTICLE XXIX [ORDINANCES REPEALED]*
ARTICLE XXX DEPARTMENT OF CHILD SUPPORT SERVICES*
ARTICLE XXXI PUBLIC IMPROVEMENT AND ASSESSMENT PROCEEDINGS*
ARTICLE XXXII CABLE TELEVISION REVIEW COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XXXIII COUNTY HEARING OFFICER*
ARTICLE XXXIV COMMUNITY REDEVELOPMENT AGENCY*
ARTICLE XXXV NOISE CONTROL HEARING BOARD*
ARTICLE XXXVI LITIGATION*
ARTICLE XXXVII DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXVIII DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE DEFENSE COUNSEL*
ARTICLE XXXVIII-A DEPARTMENT OF ALTERNATE PUBLIC DEFENDER*
ARTICLE XXXIX DEPARTMENT OF HOUSING AND COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT*
ARTICLE XXXIX-A SAN DIEGO COUNTY HOUSING, INDUSTRIAL AND FINANCE REVIEW COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XXXIX-B MOBILE HOME ISSUES COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XL SAN DIEGO COUNTY PALOMAR AIRPORT ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLI REMOVAL OF STRIKING EMPLOYEES*
ARTICLE XLI-A COUNTY OF SAN DIEGO INDUSTRIAL DEVELOPMENT AUTHORITY*
ARTICLE XLII SAN DIEGO COUNTY INTERNATIONAL TRADE COMMISSION*
ARTICLE XLIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY ADMINISTRATION CENTER (CAC) PARKING LOT AD HOC COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE XLIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL GROWTH AND PLANNING REVIEW TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE XLV TECHNICAL ADVISORY COMMITTEE ON HEALTH SERVICES MANAGEMENT*
ARTICLE XLVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY REGIONAL ADVISORY BOARD ON AIDS/HIV*
ARTICLE XLVII SAN DIEGO COUNTY TECHNICAL COMMITTEE ON WATER SUPPLY AND CONSERVATION*
ARTICLE XLVIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY MILITARY AND VETERANS ADVISORY COUNCIL*
ARTICLE XLIX SANTA FE VALLEY WORKING GROUP*
ARTICLE L THE TREASURER-TAX COLLECTOR ELIGIBILITY AND EDUCATIONAL REQUIREMENTS*
ARTICLE LI SAN DIEGO COUNTYWIDE MOBILEHOME TASK FORCE*
ARTICLE LIII SAN DIEGO COUNTY EMEK HEFER SISTER COUNTY COMMISSION*
ARTICLE LIV SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOLID WASTE HEARING PANEL*
ARTICLE LV SAN DIEGO COUNTY HEALTH SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVI SAN DIEGO COUNTY ALCOHOL AND DRUG ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LVII DEPARTMENT OF ENVIRONMENTAL HEALTH AND QUALITY*
ARTICLE LIX SAN DIEGO COUNTY SOCIAL SERVICES ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LX SAN DIEGO COUNTY PUBLIC WORKS ADVISORY BOARD*
ARTICLE LXI SAN DIEGO COUNTY FALLBROOK AIRPARK ADVISORY COMMITTEE*
ARTICLE LXII OFFICE OF EMERGENCY SERVICES*
ARTICLE LXIII PUBLIC SAFETY REALIGNMENT OF 2011*
CODE COMPARATIVE TABLE
STATE LAW REFERENCE TABLE
San Diego County Code of Regulatory Ordinances
San Diego County Comprehensive Ordinances
San Diego County Board of Supervisors Policy Manual
SEC. 362.2.   DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC WORKS.
This section contains provisions for fees, deposits and standard hourly rates for the Department of Public Works.
   (a)   SCHEDULE OF FEES AND DEPOSITS
 
DPW
CASE TYPE
CROSS REFERENCE
INTAKE DEPOSIT/ FEE
Deposit (D) or Fee (F)
PRE-APPLICATION CONFERENCE
 
 
 
Initial Consultation
 
$617
D
CONSTRUCTION PERMIT
71.408 CC & 71.609 CC
 
 
Inspections
 
5% Const. Cost <=$100K + 3% Const. Cost>$100K$905 Minimum
D
ENCROACHMENT PERMIT
71.408 CC & 71.609 CC
 
 
Inspections -
Non-Small Cell Wireless Facility
 
5% Const. Cost <=$100K + 3% Const. Cost>$100K$905 Minimum
D
Inspections - Small Cell Wireless Facility
71.614 CRC, 362.1 and 362.2 CAC
$350 up to 5 facilities + $100 for each additional facility
D
EXCAVATION PERMIT
71.314 CC
 
 
Inspection and Material Testing
 
$5 Per Linear Foot (1st 1,000 LF). $ 1.75 per Linear Foot thereafter. $905 Minimum
D
GRADING PERMIT (PLAN CHECK BY CU. YDS.)
87.301 CC
 
 
Inspection
 
5% Const. Cost <=$100K + 3% Const. Cost>$100K
$634 Minimum
D
Materials Testing
 
1.5% Const. Cost<=$50 +1% Const. Cost>$50K
$434 Minimum
D
IMPROVEMENT PLAN  - Curb Grade
71.408 CC, 81.206 CC & 87.301 CC
 
 
Curb Grade Inspection
 
5% Const. Cost <=$100K + 3% Const. Cost>$100K
$3,168 Minimum
D
Curb Grade Materials Testing
 
1.5% Const. Cost <= $50K + 1% Const. Cost>$50K, $434 Minimum
D
IMPROVEMENT PLAN -  Parcel Map (TPM)
81.201, 81.205, & 87.301 CC
 
 
Parcel Map (TPM) Inspection - Public Improvement
 
5% Construction Cost<=$100K + 3% Const. Cost>$100K  $3,258 Minimum
D
Parcel Map (TPM) Inspection - Private Improvement
 
5% Construction Cost<=$100K + 3% Const. Cost>$100K  $869  Minimum
D
Parcel Map (TPM) Materials Testing
 
1.5% Construction Cost<=$50K + 1% Const. Cost>$50K $434 Minimum
D
IMPROVEMENT PLAN  -Subdivision Map Tentative Map (TM)
81.201, 81.205, & 87.301 CC
 
 
Subdivision Map TM Inspection
 
5% Construction Cost<=$100K + 3% Const. Cost>$100K
$1,177 minimum
D
Subdivision Map TM Material Testing
 
1.5% Construction Cost<=$50K + 1% Const.Cost >$50K $1,177  Minimum
D
MAP MONUMENTATION
460.31 CAC
 
 
Full Subdivision
 
$1,058 Minimum
Plus $27 per acre 1-50 acres ($1,127-$2,450)
Plus $13 per acre 51-100 acres ($2,463-$3,100)
Plus $7 per acre 101+ acres ($3,107+)
D
SEWER PLAN REVIEW
 
 
 
Plan Check Review
460.34 CAC
$1,142
D
Sewer Construction Inspection
 
5% Const. Cost <=$100K + 3% Const. Cost>$100K
$1,068 Minimum
D
Material Testing
 
1.5% Const. Cost<=$50 +1% Const. Cost>$50K,
$434 Minimum
D
Sewer Reimbursement Agreement - Cost to prepare and process reimbursement agreement   
H&SC 4742.3.68
$1,828
 
Wastewater Treatment and Reclamation Plant Plan Review/Inspection
 
5% Construction Cost with a minimum deposit of $13,166
D
Sewer Pump Station Plan Review/Inspection
 
5% Construction Cost with a minimum deposit of $9,117
D
Closed - Circuit Televised Video Sewer (CCTV) Inspections
 
First segment between Manholes minimum deposit plus $250 for each additional segment thereafter (a segment is length greater than 20 feet). Minimum deposit of $1,440
D
FEMA FLOODPLAIN MAP CHANGE REVIEW FOR PRIVATE DEVELOPMENT
CA Water Code Appendix, Chapt. 105. San Diego County Flood Control District Act, Section 44
 
 
FEMA/CLOMR/LOMR Review
 
$4,616
D
FEMA CLOMR-F and LOMR-F Review
 
$1,937
D
FEMA Elevation Certificate/LOMR Review
 
$459
D
STORMWATER MANAGEMENT PLAN (SWMP) (S)
460.36;  67803(c)(1)CC
Min. Deposit shown below does not include required 3rd Party Engineering Report (cost dependent on size of District)
 
Formation of Special Benefit Assessment District for Best Management Practice (BMP) Maintenance
 
$8,069
D
RECORD OF SURVEY
460 CAC
 
 
Application
 
$523 for first sheet + $70 for each additional sheet
F
MOVING PERMIT/ ROUTE EVALUATION
 
 
 
Moving
71.209.5 CC
$208
F
STREET LIGHT REVIEW
460.3.1 CAC
 
 
Annexation
 
$46
F
STREET NAME SIGNS FEE
460.3 CAC
 
 
Sign Installation/ Replacement
 
$310
F
SMALL CELL WIRELESS FEE
71.614 CRC, 362.1 and 362.2 CAC
 
 
Annual Fee - Small Cell Wireless Facility
 
$270 per facility
F
 
CAC = County Administrative Code; CC = San Diego County Code; GC = CA Government Code; ZO = San Diego County Zoning Ordinance
(F) = Fee
(D) = Deposit, amount listed is intake deposit only, additional deposits may be required
   (b)   STANDARD HOURLY RATES
All fees, deposits, and charges shall be calculated and will be charged at a rate not to exceed the following standard hourly rates:
 
POSITION
HOURLY RATE
Administrative Analyst I, II
$71.00
Administrative Analyst III
$94.00
Assistant Engineer
$181.00
Assistant Land Surveyor
$141.00
Civil Engineer
$181.00
Construction Technician
$168.00
County Traffic Engineer
$148.00
County Counsel Attorney
Charged at the hourly rate approved by the Board of Supervisors
County Counsel Paralegal
Charged at the hourly rate approved by the Board of Supervisors
DPW Unit Manager
$177.00
Electrician
$114.00
Engineering Technician I, II
$124.00
Engineering Technician III
$151.00
Equipment Operator
$116.00
Land Surveyor
$141.00
Land Surveyor, JR
$94.00
Land Use/Environmental Planner I, II
$130.00
Land Use/Environmental Planner III
$181.00
Land Use/Environmental Planning Manager
$164.00
LUEG Program Manager
$235.00
Office Assistant
$84.00
Program Coordinator
$160.00
Road Crew Supervisor
$128.00
Sanitation Regional Supervisor
$148.00
Senior Civil Engineer
$206.00
Senior Equipment Operator
$114.00
Senior Land Surveyor
$148.00
Senior Office Assistant
$84.00
Traffic Signal Coordinator
$97.00
Wastewater Facilities Supervisor
$148.00
Water Resources Manager
$191.00
 
   (c)   PROVISIONS
      1.   FEE WAIVER FOR STRUCTURES DAMAGED OR DESTROYED BY NATURAL DISASTER.  Notwithstanding the fees and deposits otherwise specified in Section 362.2, subsection (a), the grading permit fees or deposits may be waived for an applicant who is rebuilding legally built structures which have been damaged or destroyed by a wildfire or other natural disaster and which are located within the boundaries of a geographic area which has been declared by resolution of the Board of Supervisors to be eligible for this fee or deposit waiver.  The fee or deposit waiver shall not apply to any portion of a new structure which exceeds the square footage of the structure which is being replaced.
(Added by Ord. No. 9968 (N.S.), effective 3-29-09; amended by Ord. No. 10037 (N.S.), effective 3-26-10; amended by Ord. No. 10223 (N.S.), effective 10-25-12; amended by Ord. No. 10271 (N.S.), effective 9-15-13; amended by Ord. No. 10273 (N.S.), effective 9-15-13; amended by Ord. No. 10472 (N.S.), effective 5-21-17; amended by Ord. No. 10528 (N.S.), effective 6-17-18; amended by Ord. No. 10597 (N.S.), effective 4-12-19; amended by Ord. No. 10607 (N.S.), effective 6-30-19)