Access Your APCD Records Online


When you create a username and password, you will be able to:

  • Submit Applications for:
    • Emergency Engines
    • Boilers ( < 50 MMBTU/hr and annual heat input < 220,000 therms)
    • Money for Replacement of Old Equipment
    • Permit Inactivation
    • Ownership Change 
  • Submit Notification for:
  • Schedule gas station testing (more info)

If you link your account you can also view and track the status of applications and permits, review your site history and access past inspection reports. To link your account to your records, email us at apcdengineering@sdapcd.org so we can verify the correct records to link.

Accela Citizen Access Guides

  1. From the Accela Citizen Access login screen, click on:
    • "Register for an Account" at the top right corner or,
    • "New Users: Register for an Account" below the login box    
  2. Review and accept the terms then click "Continue Registration"
  3. Enter and confim your login information then click "Add New"
  4. Enter and confirm your contact information then click "Continue Registration"
  5. A confirmation screen will verify your registration

When logged in, click on "Account Management" at the top right to view, make changes, or add additional information.

Video Guide

  1. Create/Login to your ACA account
  2. On the Home screen under APCD, click on "Get Air Quality Service"
  3. Review and accpet the terms then click "Continue Application"
  4. Select the appropriate permit application at the bottom of the page and click "Continue"
  5. Enter the appropriate contact information.  The "select from account" option can be used for contact information previously enetered into your account, otherwise use "add new" and click "Continue"
  6. Enter additional contact information as requested then click "Continue"
  7. Populare the Application Information as requested and click "Continue"
  8. Please attach any extra documents required to process the application.  Required forms can be seen by looking up your equipment type.
  9. Review your application then click "Continue"
  10. Click the "Recalculate" button to see the application fee and then click "Continue Application"
  11. Complete the payment and your application will be submitted.

  1. Login to ACA
  2. Click on the APCD tab at the top of the page
  3. You will see records linked to your account and can click on a record for more details.  You can also search by record ID.
  4. Click on Record Info to see information about your record
    • Record Details: gives the details of each specific record type.
    • Processing Status: provides updates as the the current status of the selected record.  Items with an asterix are complete and an hourglass indicates the task is still pending
    • Related Records: Shows records related to the selected record.
    • Attachments: You are able to view as well as add documents to the selected record.

Video Guides - Accessing / Searching

  1. Login to ACA and view your records
  2. Select the records you would like to group together with the checkbox and then select "Add to collection"
  3. Enter a name and description into the pop-up box for your group. and click "Add"
  4. To access your group, click "collections" at the top of the page
  5. From this page you can add and remove records from the collection as well as rename and delete the collection.

  1. Create/Login to your ACA account
  2. On the Home screen under APCD, click on "Get Air Quality Service"
  3. Review and accpet the terms then click "Continue Application"
  4. Under "APCD Administrative Changes" select "Permit Inactivation" then "Continue"
  5. Enter the Permit ID of the permit you would like to inactivate, confim the permit owner is correct, and select continue.
  6. Add the General Applicaion for Permit Inactivation and select "Continue"
  7. Select "APCD-General-Application" or an appropriate document type, add a description, and then "Save" and "Continue"
  8. Review the information submitted and click "Continue"
  9. Click  "Recalculate" to populate the fee and click "Continue Application"
  10. Submit payment and you will receive confirmation

  1. Create/Login to your ACA account
  2. On the Home screen under APCD, click on "Get Air Quality Service"
  3. Review and accpet the terms then click "Continue Application"
  4. Under "APCD Administrative Changes" select "Ownership Change" then "Continue"
  5. Enter up to 5 Permit IDs of the permits you would like to transfer ownership of and click "continue".  To transfer more than 5 permits, please call the District at 858-586-2600
  6. Add the General Application for Ownership Change and any supporting documentation discussed on that page.
  7. Select "APCD-General-Application" or an appropriate document type, add a description, and then "Save" and "Continue"
  8. Review the information submitted and click "Continue"
  9. Contact the District to complete payment.