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Resources Checklist
Discover what's needed to get started with a property evaluation, project application, or other related tasks.

Planning in San José
Check out the introduction to planning and development for people unfamiliar with the City.

Information Brochures
Access a brief summary of various processes, regulations, and plans.

Development Policies
View common development-related policies from the Planning Director, Planning Commission, and City Council.

Design Guidelines
Access guidelines for design, construction, review and approval of development in San José.

Illustrative Diagrams
View helpful diagrams for a variety of planning and design situations.

Tract and Parcel Maps
Tract and Parcel Maps are maintained by the Santa Clara County Surveyor's Office. The San José Permit Center provides instructions to help you find your tract or parcel map.

Residential Exceptions
Exceptions to design standards and setbacks in the San José Municipal Code.