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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
Limited Hours Limited Hours on Thursday, August 4

The Permit Center Assistance Desk and service counters for Planning and Building will be open only from 
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Public Works and Fire Department staff will continue to provide normal service hours. 

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:
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