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Application Forms and Appointments
Access planning application forms and an appointment system.

Resources Checklist

See the resources checklist to find out what's needed to get started with a property evaluation, project application, or other related tasks.

Planning in San José
Check out Planning in San José: A Community Guide as an introduction to planning and development for people unfamiliar with the City.

Planning Guides

Access planning guides for various types of uses or planning processes.

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.

Developer High Rise Tool Kit 
The High Rise Tool Kit provides a summary of the development policies associated with constructing high rises, and includes the key permitting issues from the Planning and Building divisions, Public Works, and the Fire Prevention Bureau.