Motel and Hotel Permit Program

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Project Description

The City is developing a new deemed approved program for hotels and motels intended to improve the quality of the City’s transient lodging, improve the conditions and operations of motels, and ensure compliance with all applicable codes and regulations through monitoring and oversight of the operations and maintenance of hotels and motels.

We welcome your comments and feedback.  Please contact the Project Manager, Melissa Devine at 619.441.1773 or


A discussion draft of the deemed approved lodging establishment has been released for public review. The deemed approved draft ordinance can be found below under documents. 

Stakeholders are invited to review and comment on the draft and participate in a public workshop with the Planning Commission on April 2, 2019 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Council Chambers at 200 Civic Center Way, El Cajon, CA 92020. For more information, please see the letter to stakeholders below under documents.