Permits & Forms
BUILDING INSPECTION &
Status of Applications
PERMIT ACTIVITY MAP & EMAIL NOTIFICATION
Typical Application Process
The first step to determine the permits required for a development project is to consult with a Permit Technician by calling (650) 780-7350 or by visiting the Counter at City Hall. A Permit Technician will explain the process and the necessary forms to be completed.
One Stop Plan ReviewOne Stop Plan Review (also known as "One Stop"), is a 30-minute free consultation with representatives from the Building, Engineering, Planning and Fire Departments to review and issue permits for minor tenant improvements, small residential remodels, and signs. Due to the greater complexity requiring adequate time to perform proper plan checks, One Stop Plan Review will NOT include any of the following:
- Changes of occupancy, or
- Projects with valuations greater than $143,303, including permit valuations in the last three years.
To schedule a One Stop appointment, contact the Building Inspection Division at (650) 780-7350.
For large or complex projects, consultation with a City Planner as early as possible and prior to the submittal of a formal application is highly recommended. Please contact Planning Services at (650) 780-7234, and ask to speak with the Planner-on-Duty.
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m., Monday - Friday
Building Inspection & Code Enforcement: Limited Services on 12/21/17 from 2PM-5PM (No Permits Will Be Issued)
Planning & Housing: CLOSED 12/22/17 & 12/27/17 at 12:30PM, CLOSED 12/28/17 from 8AM-12:30PM
Engineering & Transportation: 12/27/17 to 12/29/17 - Limited staff availability. Right-of-Way permit services will accept new permit applications but likely will not be able to process new permit applications for issuance during this time period. Inspection services for existing permits will also be limited and by scheduled appointments only.