Building Services

  1. City of Poway Online Services WebsiteUse City of Poway Online Services to complete and submit permit applications, plans, apply for business certificates, regulatory licenses and more. Effective June 1, 2022, only electronic submittals will be accepted.

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 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.

Green Building Standards for New Construction

The California Green Building Standards Code requires that new buildings in California be more energy efficient and environmentally responsible. The regulations will result in reductions in greenhouse gas emission, energy consumption, and water use. All new construction projects are required to comply with the Green Building standards.

Building Inspection

To request a building inspection, please call the automated line at 858-668-4646 and follow the instructions or request the inspection online at City of Poway Online Services. 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.

Due to the upcoming holidays, there will be no inspections on the following dates:

  • November 10
  • November 23-24
  • December 22
  • December 25

Permit Fees

Current fees for all building activity are listed in the City’s Master Fee Schedule (PDF) and Solar PV Fees Notice (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.

Other Helpful Resources

Building Permit Activity Reports

You can generate building permit activity reports by accessing Online Services system Public Reports

If you have any questions on this data, please contact the Building Division at 858-668-4645.