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Permit Center

We are Providing Virtual Services During COVID-19

Although the Permit Center counter is closed, we are providing support for some existing permit applications and ongoing projects. This includes Public Works, Planning, Building and Fire Prevention services. Staff will review electronic applications remotely while the shelter in place order is in effect. Please be patient with delays. Refer to our COVID-19 page and see Permit Center and Development Services.

Temporary Outdoor Dining - requirements for existing restaurants

The One-Stop Permit Center at City Hall offers streamlined review of development projects and building plans.

Before You Begin Your Project

Each project has its own requirements. Before you get started on your project, you may wish to call or visit our One-Stop Permit Center. City employees will explain the process you must follow, what documents you'll need and whether your project will require plan review.

You may also check Permits (A-Z).
Learn allowed Hours of Construction activity

Important Notice to Applicants for Commercial Building Permits and Business Licenses

Under federal and state law, compliance with disability access laws is a serious and significant responsibility that applies to all California building owners and tenants with buildings open to the public.

Learn about your legal obligations: Division of the State Architect Disability Access Laws Compliance

Permit Center Hours

Hours Available at Counter
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to noon Fire Protection Engineer, Transportation and Traffic
Weekdays, 8:30 a.m. to noon Plan Check Engineer
Weekdays, 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and 1 to 5 p.m. Building, Planning, Engineering, Neighborhood Preservation, Housing


The One-Stop Permit Center, located at 456 W. Olive Ave., is closed on weekends and City holidays.

Call us for more information: 408-730-7444

Plan Review Process

Larger projects are subject to more complex regulations and will require a longer review period. The extent of review required depends on the use or occupancy type of the structure, the location and the impact of construction on the environment.

Online Services

Do the following online:

  • Obtain minor building permits, such as for reroofing, water heater replacement or furnace replacement
  • Schedule building inspections
  • Review permit history
  • View zoning and parcel information
  • View plan check status

Access E-OneStop Online Services

Last Updated: Jun 11, 2020