200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower, 3rd Floor
San José, CA 95113
Hours of Service
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.
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.
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
*Thursday, January 30, No phone hours from 2:45-4:00 p.m.
This website and the search tool at www.sjpermits.org (for property, zoning, and permit information) may answer many common questions. For zoning code information, see Title 20 of the San José Municipal Code. Visit the Permit Center for more information specific to the permit process.
Proposed Planned Development Permit & Tentative Map at 253 Race Street, Community Meeting, Project PD18-043 & PT18-046
01/23/2020 6:00 PM
Changes in the 2019 California Codes Workshop
02/28/2020 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
Public Review of the Notice of Preparation for a Draft EIR: West San Carlos Street Project
The Notice of Preparation for a Draft Environmental Impact Report (EIR) for the West San Carlos Street Project is available online. Public review period will start December 13, 2019 to January 24, 2020.
Public Review of Notice of Preparation for a Draft EIR: 3896 Stevens Creek Commercial Project
Notice of Preparation for a Draft EIR for 3896 Stevens Creek Commercial Project is available online. Public review period will start 12/11/19 and end on 1/30/2020.