Building Services

Poway Building Services

The City's Building Division provides plan check, permitting, and inspection for building-related activities within the City of Poway. The City of Poway contracts with EsGil Corporation to provide these services.

When contacting the Building Division, please include your name, address and daytime phone number, and provide as much information as possible relating to your question or request.

Building Inspection

To request a building inspection, please call the automated line at 858-668-4646 and follow the instructions. Building inspections will be performed Monday through Friday, including the Fridays that City Hall is closed. For inspection requests received before 4 p.m., the inspection will be scheduled for the next business day, unless you request a different day in your message.

Permit Fees

Current Fees for all building activity are listed in the city’s Master Fee Schedule (PDF). Certain permits such as electrical or mechanical have a flat fee. Fees for construction of structures are based on valuation of construction type and use a valuation formula updated periodically from the Regional Chapter of the International Code Council. View the city's current Valuation Chart (PDF).

Other Helpful Resources

Recent Building Permit Activity
Below are links to monthly building permit activity for the City of Poway. If you have any questions on this data, please contact the Building Division at 858-668-4645.

When a development project proposes to install private improvements within the City's right of way or public easement, the owner is required to enter into an agreement with the City for such encroachments.  The owner of the subject property is proposing the installation of conduit within the City's water easement.  When processing these agreements, staff uses the template document, attaches all the appropriate exhibits, and obtains notarized signatures of the property 
owner(s).  City Risk Management staff have reviewed the submitted insurance forms and accepted the decreased aggregate limit based on the umbrella coverage.  The COI and endorsement have been approved.