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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
M-Tu-Th-F
8:00 am-4:00 pm
Wednesdays
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Plan Intake and
Permit Issuance

M-Tu-Th-F
8:00-11:30 am/1:00-3:30 pm
Wednesdays
9:00-11:30 am/1:00-3:30 pm
Last customer taken at
11:30 am and 3:30 pm

Building Division
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. 


Building Safety MonthSave the Date!
Building Permits & Home Safety
Presentations & Open House

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

Come to our Open House and learn about permits and inspections for single-family remodeling, additions and new home design.

Check back later for event details.



Permit Services 
Our bulletin How to Get a Building Permit provides the steps to getting a permit for the various types of projects. 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:
Email: 
     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