Building Department Submittal Steps

The Association and its Building & Planning Department are providing members essential services during restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. Please be aware that projects and their timelines are subject to change and are likely to be affected by the resulting work modifications. Please follow the adapted processes outlined below, and contact staff with questions.


  • New applications and resubmittals are accepted in accordance with the 2021 Submittal Schedule, although dates are subject to change. Projects will be accepted and held in queue on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Please submit new applications by following these steps:
    • Access online application and complete PDF digitally or by hand. Copies are also available at the Association office.
    • Email application to [email protected], or drop off in-person by the scheduled deadline.
    • Send digital plans via email with application or via mail on USB drive to address below. Application packets may also be delivered in-person.
    • Provide one (1) set of hard copy plans via mail, or delivery to the Association address (addresses listed below).
    • Fees may be submitted in the physical application packet, or dropped in a slot near the back door on the west side of the building across from the Community Center after-hours. Please see the Schedule of Fees and Deposits for details and make checks payable to RSF Association. For confirmation of fees, please email [email protected]
    • Pre-Application meetings may be conducted with staff via video conference or in person. To schedule a meeting, email [email protected] with contact information, address and proposed scope of project.


  • New Building Permits may be issued digitally:
    • Send applicable documents identified in approval letters to [email protected], or delivered to the Association office.
    • Mail Building Permit fees and deposits to the address below, drop off fees in the slot indicated above, or deliver to the Association office.
    • Send approved County plans via mail, delivery, or digitally via email to [email protected]. Plans must show perforations indicating County review and approval.

Rancho Santa Fe Association Building & Planning Department Addresses

 Email Addresses
USPS Mailing Address Delivery Address
Application and Information:
[email protected]
Building Commissioner:
[email protected]

Rancho Santa Fe Association
Building Department
P.O. Box A
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067
Rancho Santa Fe Association
Building Department
17022 Avenida de Acacias
Rancho Santa Fe, CA 92067