200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower, 2nd Floor
San José, CA 95113
Do business with us remotely. Email us for services: BuildingPermits@sanjoseca.gov
COVID-19 PROCEDURE: All procedures aim to protect everyone's health and slow the spread of COVID-19. The April 29, 2020 County Order allows all construction projects to proceed starting on May 4, 2020, subject to the following safety protocols:
Before you proceed with construction or scheduling an inspection, please make sure your project is in compliance with the protocols relevant to your project. Complying with these protocols is essential to the safety of construction workers, building inspectors, and anyone entering or leaving the project site.
We continue to offer remote services as follows:
- Our staff are working remotely to help you, answer your questions, and to conduct plan review and issue permits.
- Using social distancing and protective gear, City inspectors may perform on-site inspections. Please view our Remote Procedures page for details and instructions. Some inspections on single-family projects may be performed using video inspection of the work on the same day of installation.
Thank you for you for taking steps to help stop the spread of coronavirus.
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The Building Division oversees construction on private property to ensure safe buildings and compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, zoning, engineering, energy, and accessibility codes and laws.
Our bulletin How to Get a Building Permit provides an overview of the steps to getting a permit and helps you select the right service for your project. Visit our Development Services Permit Center for an overview of all permit services and hours of service.
Building Information Inspector
For questions regarding building permits, codes, inspections or plan review, leave us a message and we'll respond within two business days:
- Email: InfoInspector@sanjoseca.gov
- Voicemail: 408-535-7641
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