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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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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 noon & 1:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Building plan submittals: By appointment only
    Phone: (408) 535-3555 
    In order to properly facilitate the application submittal process within the allotted one hour time frame, it is imperative that all appointments start no later than ten minutes after their respective start times. All appointments exceeding this limit will be asked to reschedule their appointment. 
  • Express plan review: By appointment only
    Phone: (408) 535-3555 
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  • Special programs: By appointment only 
    Special Tenant Improvement Program (ITI/STI)

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.

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