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Wastewater Plan Checks
What is a Plan Check?
A Plan Check is a review of drawings for building remodels or new construction by an engineering professional to ensure proper disposal of wastewater to the sanitary sewer.

When is a Plan Check Required?
Plan Checks may be required to obtain a building permit for remodels or new construction.

Where do I go for my Plan Check?

Food Service Establishments Non Food Service Establishments
Appointments: Appointments are not required for over-the-counter plan check service. Call (408) 945-3000 to make an appointment.
Location: San José City Hall
Permit Center - Building Division
200 East Santa Clara Street, 1st Floor
San José, CA 95113
San José City Hall
Environmental Services Department
200 East Santa Clara Street, 7th Floor
San José, CA 95113
Hours: Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday: 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m.

Wednesday: 9:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-3:30 p.m.
Monday-Friday: 8:00-11:30 a.m. and 1:00-4:00 p.m.
Parking: Available in the City Hall Parking Garage. Parking entrance is on 6th Street between East Santa Clara and San Fernando Streets. Parking validation is available on the 1st floor and at the front desk on the 7th Floor.

Requirements for Food Service Establishments

Requirements for Non-Food Service Establishments
  • All commercial or industrial sites from which wastewater is discharged to the sanitary sewer, from sources other than standard domestic sanitary facilities (e.g., toilets, bathroom sinks), are required to complete a Non-Food Service Plan Check Questionnaire prior to your Plan Check appointment. Fill out all sections using current operating data or estimates based on similar types of businesses.

Food Service Establishments Non Food Service Establishments
Location: San José City Hall
Permit Center - Building Division
200 East Santa Clara Street, 1st Floor
San José, CA 95113
San José City Hall
Environmental Services Department
200 East Santa Clara Street, 7th Floor
San José, CA 95113