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Online Permits
Did you know that you can get simple permits for projects that don't need plans without ever leaving your home or office?

Information on how to obtain permits for re-roofs, re-pipes, sewer cleanouts, service changes, and a lot of other projects can be obtained through the help center. You can also look up property information, past permit history, and zoning related to any property in San José.

Available Online Permits
For a complete list of available permits that can be obtained online, go to available online permit types

You can also schedule inspections if you already have a permit and look at the records for your projects or any other project in the city.

Inspection Cancellation Policy
The inspection cancellation policy has changed from 24 hours to 48 hours. If a requested inspection must be cancelled, it shall be cancelled or rescheduled by 2:00 p.m., two business days before the scheduled inspection date, to avoid being charged the requested inspection time.