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Watch Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Home on the San José Permit Center YouTube channel! Spanish and Vietnamese subtitles are included.

Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Residence

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.

By Phone - 408-535-3555:  Talk with a planner by phone during these service hours:
  10:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday   9:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Friday   10:00 a.m.-Noon 

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

News and Announcements
Public Review Draft MND: Virginia Studios Project
The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration/Initial Study for the Virginia Studios Project located at the northwest corner of East Virginia Street and South 7th Street is available online. Public review starts September 11, 2018 and ends on October 1, 2018. Read on...
Public Review Draft EIR: San José Downtown Strategy 2040 Plan
The Draft Environmental Impact Report for the San José Downtown Strategy 2040 Plan is available online. Public review period will start September 7, 2018 and end October 22, 2018. Read on...