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Building Division
200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower, 1st Floor
San Jose, CA 95113-1905

Phone: (408) 535-3555

Permit Center Service Hours
Inquiries and Assistance
8:00 am-4:00 pm
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Plan Intake and
Permit Issuance

8:00-11:30 am/1:00-3:30 pm
9:00-11:30 am/1:00-3:30 pm
Last customer taken at
11:30 am and 3:30 pm

Building Division

See the flier for details.
Building Permits & Safety Open House

May 25, 2016, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara St.

Bring your plans or ideas for single-family remodeling, additions and new home design and get feedback from permit and plan review experts. Learn how to save money in the permit process, what kind of information your plans should include, and how to be ready for inspections. Free!
Building Safety Month 

San Jose Eplans New for High Rises – Eplan Review
Starting April 1, 2016 the Building Division is reviewing all new high rise projects through electronic plan review. See our new San José Eplans bulletin for more information and instructions. 

Permit Services 
Our bulletin How to Get a Building Permit provides the steps to getting a permit and which service to use for your project. Visit our Permit Center web page for an overview of Permit Services.

Got Questions?
Building Information Inspector
For questions regarding permits, codes, inspections or plan review, leave us a message and we'll respond within two business days:
     Voicemail: 408-535-7641

Planning, Zoning, and Sign Ordinance Questions
Call 408-535-3555 - Ask to speak with a planner.
A planner will answer your questions regarding planning, zoning, tree removal and signs. 

The Building Division oversees private construction to ensure safe buildings and to facilitate the City's economic development objectives. We accomplish this by ensuring compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, zoning, engineering, energy, and accessibility codes and laws.

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Online Permits

Electronic Plan Review Requirements