Inspections

Cardiff bridge, Moonlight State Beach Marine Safety Center construction, asphalt overlay.

The Inspection Section is responsible for the enforcement of the City Engineering standards through inspection to ensure that the vision of the City Council is being met. The City Engineering Inspectors are responsible for the City’s Engineering Capital Improvement construction, private construction represented by utility permits, grading and improvement plans and all of the City’s infrastructure installation. The Engineering field inspectors monitor grading, public improvement, and construction permits, utility permits, encroachment permits, and sewer construction permits. Further, the Engineering field inspectors conduct routine stormwater compliance inspections as required by applicable State mandates and local codes.

Some of the notable private development projects requiring field inspection oversight in in the last year include: Seaside Ridge 21-lot subdivision on Urania Avenue; Coral Cove 70+ unit subdivision on Vulcan Ave., the Iris Apartments on Vulcan Ave., Shea Homes Alta Project 69-unit subdivision on Saxony Rd., Lennar Homes 28-lot subdivision at Normandy & Urania Ave, City Ventures 12- lot subdivision at Lake Dr. & Santa Fe Dr., the Scripps Critical Care Facility on Santa Fe Dr. and the In and Out on Calle Magdalena.
The Inspection Section also conducts Field Investigation of complaints regarding:

Grading Permits
NPDES (Stormwater)
Drainage
Public Improvements
Permanent Encroachment Permits
Temporary Encroachment Permits
Utility Construction Permits
Right-of-Way Construction Permits
Traffic Control
Beach Encroachment Permits
News rack Operations Permits
Outdoor Dining Permits
Sewer Construction Permits
Special Events
Building Permits
Pool, Spa Permits

Contact: Interim City Engineer Frank Belock, 760-633-2763