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Contact

Planning Division
200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower, 3rd Floor
San José, CA 95113

Phone: 408-535-3555

Permit Center
Hours of Service

Planning Division

We review planning permits and engage the community on development proposals.

If you know what type of planning permit you're looking for, browse our applications. If you're starting out, we're here to guide and assist you in person or by phone. 

In Person

Come to the Development Services Permit Center, first floor of City Hall, for assistance with inquiries or a project submittal. We issue tickets to meet with a planner on a first come, first served basis. See Hours of Service.

By Phone

Talk with a planner by calling 408-535-3555 during these service hours:

  • Monday: 10:00 a.m.-Noon; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday: 9:00 a.m.-Noon; 1:00-4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 10:00 a.m.-Noon

Self-Help

This website and the search tool at www.sjpermits.org (for property, zoning, and permit information) may answer many common questions. Visit the Permit Center for more information specific to the permit process.