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Development Services Permit Center
200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower, 1st Floor
San José, CA 95113

Phone: 408-535-3555

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Parking Validation
Validated parking is available: From 6th Street, enter the parking garage under the City Hall Tower. Bring your stub with you for validation. View map.

Development Services Permit Center

Find what you need to prepare and apply for a building permit.

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Permit Center News

Free Workshop on Reach Code & Gas Prohibition Ordinance on Dec 17, 2019

The Reach Code & Gas Prohibition Ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. Learn how this new ordinance will affect permit applications for any new building or structure at a free workshop at City Hall on Dec. 17, 2019. See flyer for details.

2019 California Building Codes Go into Effect January 1, 2020

For more information about the changes, see the Adopted Building Codes page.

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