200 E. Santa Clara St. 4th Floor
San Jose, CA 95113
Phone: (408) 535-7770
8:00am - 12:00pm
1:00pm - 5:00pm
Closed: Noon - 1:00pm
All owners of multi-family buildings are responsible for maintaining those buildings in compliance with minimum housing standards. Additionally, an owner or owner's agent who wants to maintain Tier 1 status must agree to check every unit in the building on an annual basis and upon change in tenancy, provide a copy of the completed Self-Certification Checklist.
An affidavit agreeing to these conditions must be completed at sjpermits.org during the renewal process for the Residential Occupancy Permit as a requirement for keeping Tier 1 status.
For a step-by-step guide on how to renew online, you may view the:
If any units cannot be self-certified, then Code Enforcement must be notified no later than July 31 of each year. The notification must be in writing:
- Email MHProgram@sanjoseca.gov
- Letter mailed to City of San Jose Code Enforcement, Multiple Housing Program, 200 East Santa Clara Street, San Jose, CA 95113