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

Phone: (408) 535-3555

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Building
       
Permit Center 
  • Building inspection general inquiries: Walk-in basis Mon-Fri from 9:00am-11:00am and 1:00pm-3:00pm
  • Over the counter permits: 9:00 a.m.-12:00 & 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
  • Over The Counter Plan Review Service: 9:00 a.m.-12:00  & 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
         O.T.C .Plan Review Service guidelines and information
  • Building plan submittals
    • The Preferred Method is our new "Drop Off Submittal Option".  For further information please click on the Drop Off Submittal Option button located in the lower right hand corner of this page.  No appointment is required for this option.  Projects may be dropped off between 9:00am-12:00an and 1:00pm-4:00pm Monday through Friday at the Development Services Assistance Desk located on the 1st floor of city hall.
    • If an appointment is desired, please call (408) 535-3555.  Due to the limited availability of appointments, be advised that the next available appointment may be a few weeks out.  We highly encourage the use of our new "Drop Off Submittal Option". 
  • Express plan review: By appointment only
    Phone: (408) 535-3555 
    Express appointment information 
  • Special programs: By appointment only 
    Special Tenant Improvement Program (ITI/STI)

Mission
The mission of the Building Division is to oversee private construction for the purpose of protecting the safety of San José's citizens and facilitating the City's economic development objectives. This is accomplished through implementation of building, plumbing, mechanical, electrical, zoning, engineering, energy, and accessibility codes and laws for construction of residential, commercial, and industrial developments.


Customer Satisfaction Survey

Online Permits

Drop off Submittal Option