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Community Meetings for Private Tree Removal Permit Process Improvements
The public is invited to attend upcoming community meetings to provide comments and suggestions on the current private tree removal permit process. For meeting dates and details, see the Private Tree Removal Permit Process Improvements page.

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Watch Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Home on the San José Permit Center YouTube channel! Spanish and Vietnamese subtitles are included.

Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Residence



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In Person at the Permit Center

Come to the Permit Center, first floor of City Hall, for assistance with a project submittal or to get answers to your questions. We issue tickets to meet with a planner on a first come, first served basis. See Permit Center's hours of service.


By Phone: 408-535-3555
Talk with a planner by phone during these service hours:
   
 Monday, Thursday
  10:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, Wednesday   9:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Friday   10:00 a.m.-Noon 

Self-Help 
This website and our Online Permits property/permit information search tool are designed to fulfill many common customer needs. Visit the Permit Center web page for more information specific to the permit process.

News and Announcements
Public Review of Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration: Alviso Park Master Plan Update
The Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Alviso Park Master Plan Update is available online. Public review period will start June 30, 2017 and end on July 31, 2017. Read on...
Public Review Draft SEIR: America Center Phase III Project
The Draft Subsequent Environmental Impact Report for the America Center Phase III Project is available online. Public review period will start June 12, 2017 and end on July 27, 2017. Read on...