In response to Santa Clara County's Public Health mandatory order issued March 16, City Hall, the Permit Center, and Development Services Offices are closed to public visitation until further notice. Our staff will continue many of our services, working remotely as needed.
There may be an overall reduction in service levels. Thank you for your patience as we work together to address this unprecedented threat.
Staff are handling development review, plan review, and permit issuance electronically and teleconferencing with customers if needed.
As allowed by the County Order, on-site building inspections will continue on Housing Construction projects. Inspectors use safety gear and practice social distancing as feasible. For single-family housing inspections, inspectors may use video conferencing. For commercial projects, at this time only safety inspections to secure the buildings are allowed.
Code Enforcement Inspectors are only responding to emergency service requests. Inspections relating to general complaints and the Multi-Housing Program are suspended until further notice.
Development Services will be conducted as follows until April 7, 2020 or until further notice. This page is updated as needed.
BUILDING PERMITS & BUILDING PLAN REVIEW SERVICES
|General permit questions||Email BuildingPermits@sanjoseca.gov|
|Online permits at www.sjpermits.org
||Get simple electrical, plumbing, or mechanical permits at sjpermits.org and save $40. See list of permits offered online.|
|Accessory Dwelling Units (ADU)||Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/ADUs for general ADU permit information. Email ADU.Ally@sanjoseca.gov for questions or to schedule appointments, which will be held remotely.|
|Over The Counter (OTC) projects||Email BuildingPermits@sanjoseca.gov. You will be instructed on how to digitally submit your application and plans (if they're needed). We’ll review your OTC project with you by phone or conference call.|
|Plan Intake||Email BuildingPermits@sanjoseca.gov for questions and for instructions to submit plans electronically. We’ll provide comments on the plans to you by phone, email, and teleconferencing.|
|Express Appointments||Current appointments are cancelled. We will contact you to reschedule with instructions to submit plans digitally for Regular Review.|
|STI & ITI Appointments||Email Targeted.Review@sanjoseca.gov for an appointment. You will be instructed to submit plans digitally. We will meet via teleconferencing.|
|Building Inspections||On-site inspections on Housing Construction projects may continue; inspectors will use safety gear and social distancing. We may inspect single-family home projects via video conferencing. Schedule inspections at www.sjpermits.org. Email questions to InfoInspector@sanjoseca.gov.|
|Building Fee Payment||
|Permit Cards||We will email you a .PDF that you can print.|
PLANNING APPLICATION SERVICES & PHONE CONSULTATIONS
Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/planning for information.
|1st Floor Planning Counter permits and applications||Email ZoningQuestions@sanjoseca.gov with your plan sets and necessary information.|
|3rd Floor Development Intake permits and applications||
Intake appointments will take place by phone or conference call. Schedule appointments at www.sanjoseca.gov/PlanningAppointments.
Staff will instruct you on how to proceed after receiving your appointment request.
|Planning Fee Payment||
CODE ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
|Code Enforcement is responding only to emergency service issues on private property||
Use form at www.sanjoseca.gov/requestcodeservice to request service relating to:
|General inspections and Multiple Housing routine inspections||Suspended until further notice.|
Fire Prevention Permits/inspections
|Plan review and inspections||Fire plan review and inspections will continue with modified service in alignment with the City and County guidance. For questions, email SJFDPermitSpecialist@sanjoseca.gov.|