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Upcoming Event
Building Permits and Home Safety Open House May 30 Event FlyerBuilding Permits & Home Safety Open House
May 30, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
San José City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara St.
See the flyer for details.

Come talk with our permit, plan review, and inspection experts. Bring your ideas or plans. Find out if you live in a flood zone, and pick up emergency preparedness information.

6:30 PM - Permits for Granny Flats: What You Need to Know
Are you considering building a granny flat, also called an accessory dwelling unit? This presentation covers the siting and permitting requirements in San José.

7:15 PM - Energy-Saving Home Improvements
Solar systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and new systems for water heating and home battery backup are now popular home improvement projects. Come learn how to pass inspection by avoiding common mistakes.

Validated parking is offered. Or you can take a bus to City Hall—find your route at It's easy!


Code Enforcement Brochure
See what Code Enforcement Services are offered in the services page or brochure.
It is the mission of the Code Enforcement Division of the Department of Planning, Building, and Code Enforcement to work in partnership with the people of San José to promote and maintain a safe and desirable living and working environment. We help maintain or improve the quality of your community in three ways:
  • We administer a fair and unbiased enforcement program to correct violations of municipal codes and land use requirements.
  • We work with residents, neighborhood association, public service agencies, and other City of San José departments to:
    • Empower community self-help programs.
    • Develop public outreach programs.
    • Establish community priorities for the enforcement program.
  • We initiate special programs targeted toward specific problems in San José communities.

Understanding Sign Regulations Brochure Cover

Check out Code Enforcement's Brochure: Understanding Sign Regulations

The most common sign regulations from Title 23 of the San José Municipal Code are summarized in this brochure. The information is provided in three languages, English, Spanish, and Vietnamese.

The brochure is best viewed printed and folded as a bifold.

Download the "Understanding Sign Regulations" brochure.