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Submitting an Application
Before Application Submittal
It is highly recommended that you meet with Planning Counter Staff so they can review your project and determine which permit application suits your proposed project. You can visit Planning Counter Staff on the 1st floor of City Hall on Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

If you have previously completed the Preliminary Project Review process, then you do not need to meet with counter staff and should follow the directions given by your planner.

Application Submittal Procedures
Application Submittal Requirements
All application packets must include the following items to be considered complete and ready for intake:
  1. Completed permit application form
  2. Affidavit of ownership
  3. Legal description (if description references a tract map, the tract map must be included with the description)
  4. Environmental Evaluation Application
  5. Project Plan sets

Please refer to the following to determine the submittal requirements for your specific project and permit application:

Applications Accepted by Walk-In
The following are application types that are accepted at the Development Services Permit located on the 1st Floor of the City Hall tower building through both walk-in and appointment by calling (408) 535-3555:

  • Administrative Permit
  • Preliminary Review
  • Sign Permit
  • Historic Preservation Adjustment
  • Protest or Appeal of any Permit
  • Single Family House Permit
  • Parking Analysis
  • Publication Request
  • Tree Removal Permit
  • Permit Adjustment (Category 1 and 2)
  • Research Request
  • Public Information Letter (ABC license, DMV, massage, zoning verification, legal nonconforming)

Planners are available to meet with you at the Development Services Permit Center (1st floor of the City Hall tower). Service hours are Mondays, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Fridays from 8:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m and Wednesdays 9:00 a.m. to Noon and 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m. Due to limited resources, tickets to meet with a Planner are in high demand, so it is recommended that you arrive early.

Applications Accepted By Appointment ONLY
3rd Floor City Hall, Tower

The following are permit applications that are only accepted by appointment with Planning staff and conducted at the Planning and Development Services offices located on the 3rd floor of the City Hall tower building:

Fee Payment Options
All applications must be accompanied by the necessary application fees in accordance with the adopted Planning Application Filing Fee Schedule.

At a minimum, the Initial Application Fee (see above table) must be paid on the day of the application submittal appointment. The entire fee amount will be calculated during your appointment and an invoice will be provided that must be paid within 14 calendar days. The review of the application will cease if all fees are not paid in full within 14 calendar days.

Online Intake Appointment Scheduler
An appointment to submit an application can be arranged using the "Schedule an Appointment" link below. If you require any special assistance in use of this appointment system or the scheduling of an appointment, please call (408) 535-3555.

Cancel / Reschedule Appointments
Please contact your assigned Technician either via email or phone to cancel or reschedule your appointment within 24 hours before your appointment. If you arrive more than 15 minutes late for your appointment, you may be asked to reschedule your appointment for a later date.