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Project Assistance Center

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Project Assistance CenterThe City of El Cajon Project Assistance Center is designed to aid residents, property owners, businesses, and developers with their projects.

This is a whole systems approach to project approval and development. No longer is an applicant dealing with different City Departments in an effort to gain approval for their project. Our development teams are consolidated into a single Project Assistance Center that includes fully integrated Planning, Engineering, Building and Housing Services.

This combined approach, along with our commitment toward providing efficient quality services has enabled the City of El Cajon to guarantee the fastest and most effective permit processing times of projects anywhere in San Diego County.

The Project Assistance Center is located at the El Cajon City Hall building, 200 Civic Center Way, on the third floor.

The Project Assistance Center Online (PACO) is the online project portal for submittals, inspections, project status updates, and fee payment.

Please visit PACO to register for an account and access all of the online services available. Click Here


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For more information, please call: 

  •    Building and Fire Safety - (619) 441-1726
  •    Planning - (619) 441-1742
  •    Engineering - (619) 441-5554
  •    Housing - (619) 441-1710