Tools making public info accessible in Encinitas

Track the City’s public trees, permit applications, current land use projects, finances and crime all through tools published on the City of Encinitas website at

1. Tree Tracker

The City’s Tree Tracker map-based app allows Encinitas residents to see where thousands of city-maintained trees are located, what types of trees they are and when they will be pruned. Try Tree Tracker here:

2. Permit Viewer

The City’s Planning and Building Department provides planning permit information for any address. The interactive map-based application allows residents or businesses to click on a property for an instant history of all permits requested, the date and their status. Try Permit Viewer at

3. Project Source

If you’d like to learn more about current land use projects in the City or any of its five community areas, you can do that quickly by using the Planning and Building Department’s Project Source feature:

4. Open Finance

Browse through the City’s revenue sources and expenditures. Drill down for breakdowns to learn more about where the money comes from and where it goes. Look at a report on a per capita basis or export data into charts, tables and spreadsheets for sharing. Keep watching this page because 2014-2015 Fiscal Year data is being imported this week:

5. Encinitas Crime Map

Accurate and accessible public safety information is a priority, and the crime mapping application provided through SANDAG’s Automated Regional Justice Information System can show you immediately where vehicle break-ins, drug possessions and burglaries may have happened in the past week. Find the Encinitas Crime Map here:

“The City’s information belongs to our residents and businesses. We want to make sure it is as easy to find as possible,” said City Manager Karen Brust. “We are proud of the tools that our Information Technology department has developed and their commitment to public access. We are also interested in hearing what kind of data or tools our residents would like us to add as we continue to add and evolve services like these.”

To find these and many other convenient online services including public records requests, visit: