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Building Division
200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower, 2nd Floor
San José, CA 95113

Phone: 408-535-3555

Permit Center
Hours of Service

News and Announcements

2019 California Building Codes Go into Effect January 1, 2020
For more information about the changes, see the Adopted Building Codes page.

Free Workshop
The Reach Code & Gas Prohibition Ordinance goes into effect Jan. 1, 2020. Learn how this new ordinance will affect permit applications for any new building or structure at a free workshop at City Hall on Dec. 17, 2019. See flyer for details.

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.

Got Questions?

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: