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San José, CA 95113

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Public Hearings - May 26 and June 15, 2020: Proposed New Fees and Proposed Changes to Existing Fees Related to Development Projects - On May 14-15, 2020, the City Council held study sessions and council meetings to discuss and receive public comments on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2020-21, which includes proposed new fees and proposed changes to existing fees related to development projects. On May 26, 2020 at 1:30 p.m. and on June 15, 2020, at 6:00 p.m., the City Council will hold public hearings at which the public can provide comments on the fee proposals. For more information, see the public hearing notice.


COVID-19 PROCEDURE:  All procedures aim to protect everyone's health and slow the spread of COVID-19.

Construction May Proceed - The April 29, 2020 County Order allows all construction projects to proceed starting on May 4, 2020, subject to the following safety protocols: Appendix B1-Small Construction Project Safety Protocol and Appendix B2-Large Construction Project Safety Protocol. See our Construction Guidance for more information.

Construction Hours Extended for Larger Projects - On May 21, 2020, City Manager Dave Sykes signed an Emergency Order to extend construction hours 6:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Mondays through Saturdays, for project sites with an approved development permit or other planning approval that are at least 50,000 square feet of development or at least 50 residential units. The Emergency Order is effective immediately; the Order is being brought to the City Council for ratification on June 2 or June 9, 2020. 

We continue to offer remote services as follows:

  • Our staff are working remotely to help you, answer your questions, and to conduct plan review and issue permits. 
  • Using social distancing and protective gear, City inspectors may perform on-site inspections. Please view our Remote Procedures page for details and instructions. Some inspections on single-family projects may be performed using video inspection of the work on the same day of installation.

Thank you for you for taking steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus.

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