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San Jose, CA 95113

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Sample of ROP Invoice Remember to Renew Your Residential Occupancy Permit and Complete Your Tier 1 Self-Certification Affidavit
Avoid late fees by renewing your Residential Occupancy Permits today at sjpermits.org. Or pay your renewal fees by mail or in-person at San José City Hall.

Owners of Tier 1 buildings must complete the self-certification affidavit online by December 31.


For more details visit the Residential Occupancy Permit Renewal page.

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Multiple Housing Inspection Program
The Multiple Housing Program provides three levels of service; inspections will be conducted on a 3, 5 or 6 year cycle depending upon the Service Level Tier assignment listed on the Multiple Housing Roster. The assigned inspector will provide the handout How to Prepare for a Routine Housing Inspection

Prior Planning approval is required before making changes to the exterior of multi-family dwellings. Owners and managers are encouraged to ensure that building, plumbing, mechanical and electrical permits are obtained and finaled. There is a short list of projects that are exempt from permits. Unpermitted work will need to be legalized. Useful forms and handouts are available from the Building Division website. Check the status of permits at www.sjpermits.org 

Learn more about the program in the Multiple Housing Inspection Program FAQs.

Residential Occupancy Permit
A Residential Occupancy Permit (ROP) is required for rental property with three or more units under one roof. This includes apartments, hotels, motels, fraternities, sororities, emergency shelters, and residential care facilities. Condominiums are not included on the Multiple Housing Roster and they do not require an ROP. Permits must be renewed annually. The annual invoice is mailed in mid-November and payment is due by December 31st. Learn how to renew your ROP.

Owner Relocation Obligations
The San Jose Municipal Code specifies the circumstances under which owners are obligated to relocate tenants due to substandard housing conditions after the City issues a notice of violation.

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