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How do I find out what kinds of uses are allowed on my property?

First determine the what zoning your property is in by viewing the San José Land Use Zoning map.


Once you have determined the zoning of your property, review the zoning ordinance in the San José Municipal Code to see what uses are allowed in zoning of your property.



For planning, zoning, and sign questions, request to speak with a planner at (408) 535-3555.

Code Enforcement - Retail Businesses

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1. What are common code violations regarding retail businesses?
2. How do I find out what kinds of uses are allowed on my property?
3. What sign types and sizes are permitted for me to use to advertise my business?
4. How do I get Planning approval for the changes I want to make to my business?
5. How can I search permit history for my property?
6. How can I get information about tenant improvements for commercial and industrial buildings?