In response to Santa Clara County's Public Health Order issued April 29, 2020, the Permit Center remains closed to public visitation. We are working remotely to continue important services while protecting the health of our employees and customers. Thank you for your patience.
Please view the table below to identify how to contact us for the development services that you may need. These procedures are in effect through May 31, 2020 or until further notice.
This webpage is subject to change.
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)|
|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 will 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.|
The April 29, 2020 County Order now allows all construction projects to proceed, subject to the following safety protocols:
Complying with these protocols is essential to the safety of workers, inspectors, and anyone entering or leaving the project site. Inspectors will use safety gear and social distancing during inspections. Schedule inspections at www.sjpermits.org.
Depending on project scope, we may inspect single-family projects via video conferencing. For projects such as replacing a failed water heater or furnace, inspectors will provide video inspections on the same day as installation. Obtain the permit at www.sjpermits.org.
For general inspection info, email: InfoInspector@sanjoseca.gov
For inspection concerns, contact a building division manager:
• Bill Mayne at Bill.Mayne@sanjoseca.gov or 408-535-7756
• Marc Garcia at Marc.Garcia@sanjoseca.gov or 408-535-7822
For development inspection concerns, contact:
• Emily Lipoma at Emily.Lipoma@sanjoseca.gov or 408-535-7903
|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.
General inquiries: David.Keyon@sanjosecagov
Mitigation Monitoring and Reporting Program (MMRP): Meenaxi.Raval@sanjosecagov
Santa Clara Valley Habitat Conservation Plan: Kara.Hawkins@sanjoseca.gov
|Planning Fee Payment||
CODE ENFORCEMENT SERVICES
|Code Enforcement is responding only to emergency service issues on private property||
Go to 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.|