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

Phone: 408-535-3555

Hours of Service

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.

News and Announcements

Cashier Window Closure - January 24, 2020
The cashier window in the Permit Center will be closed on January 24 after 11:30 am. Payment options during cashier closure:

Credit card payments:

All payments made by check:

  • Drop off check in the drop box at the Information Desk inside City Hall. Payments will be processed on January 27.

Permit cards cannot be issued until payment is processed.


2019 California Building Codes, Reach Code Ordinance, and Gas Prohibition Ordinance Effective January 1, 2020

Learn more about the:


Free Workshop: Significant Changes in the 2019 California Codes - February 28
City staff will highlight the significant changes to the Building, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Residential, and Fire codes, as well as Reach Code CALGreen and Building Energy Efficiency Standards. You are welcome to attend any of the topical sessions. See event details.