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Welcome to the Planning Division. We're here to guide and assist you in person or by phone.

In Person: 
Come to the Development Services Permit Center, first floor of City Hall, for assistance with inquiries or a project submittal. We issue tickets to meet with a planner on a first come, first served basis. See Hours of Service.

Speak with a Planner by Phone at 408-535-3555: To discuss project design requirements, signs, tree removals, or zoning, call during the hours listed below and ask to speak with a planner.

10:00 am – Noon; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – Noon; 1:00 – 3:00 pm

Self-Help: This website and the search tool at (for property, zoning, and permit information) may answer many common questions. Visit the Permit Center webpage for more information specific to the permit process.


Building Height Increases in Downtown

In March 2019, City Council approved building height increases in Downtown that adhere to FAA safety. To learn more, please review the Frequently Asked Questions and updated map of maximum building heights in the vicinity of San Jose Airport.

News and Announcements
Public Review Draft IS/MND: 2375 Quimby Road Arco Redevelopment Project
The Draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the Arco Redevelopment Project is available online. Public review will start on November 8, 2019 and end on December 2, 2019 Read on...
Public Review Draft MND: Santa Clara University Faculty Housing
Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for Santa Clara University Faculty Housing (GP18-015, PDC18-038, PD19-020, DA19-001) is available online. Public review period will 10/31 - 11/20. Read on...