Building & Planning Department COVID-19 Adaptations

The Association and its Building & Planning Department are providing members essential services during restrictions caused by the COVID-19 pandemic. The Association office is closed until further notice, but Building & Planning staff continue to serve members of the community. Please be aware that projects and their timelines are subject to change and are likely to be affected by the pandemic restrictions and work modifications. Please follow the adapted processes outlined below, and contact staff with questions.


  • Staff is reviewing and preparing submitted applications, which will be heard at future Art Jury meetings. 


  • New applications and resubmittals are accepted in accordance with the existing 2020-2021 Submittal Schedules, however 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.
    • Email application to
    • Send digital plans via email with application or via mail on USB drive to address below.
    • Provide one (1) set of hard copy plans. The Association has provided a bin for drop-offs outside office doors during business hours (Monday to Friday from 8 am to 5 pm).
    • Fees may be dropped in a slot near the back door on the west side of the building across from the Community Center. Please see the Schedule of Fees and Deposits for details and make checks payable to RSF Association. For confirmation of fees, please email
      • Please Note: Deposits are no longer required at time of submittal; rather, they will be collected once the project has been approved.
    • Pre-Application meetings may be conducted with staff via video conference. To schedule a virtual meeting, email with contact information, address and proposed scope of project.


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

Rancho Santa Fe Association Building & Planning Department Addresses

 Email Addresses
USPS Mailing AddressDelivery Address
Application and Information:
Building Commissioner:

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