Building Division

COVID-19 Updates

The Building Inspection Division is responsible for administering the California Building Code requirements, though plan-checking, building permits, and on-site inspection process. Due to the Public Health Order to Shelter at Home, the following temporary measures have been implemented to prioritize the health and safety of residents, contractors, and City staff.

Building Division

  • Building activities will be conducted virtually as much as possible. When necessary, in person appointments will be held. Proper social distancing and sanitation measures are in place. To make an appointment, please email building@saratoga.ca.us or call 408.868.1290. The Permit Center is closed to walk in visitors.
  • Under the new County Public Health Order, many construction projects can resume. Compliance with social distancing protocols is required at construction sites:
  • Previously submitted plans will continue to be processed, and permits will be issued.
  • Previously submitted plan checks are being processed. We will schedule appointments for pick up at City Hall.
  • Plans for new building permits can be uploaded to Dropbox as a PDF, then submitted electronically by emailing a hyperlink to building@saratoga.ca.us
  • Building permit inspections will be done virtually whenever possible, and they will be held in person when necessary. Building permit inspection requests can be made by emailing building@saratoga.ca.us

Plan Checking/Submittal

Building Permit Information

Building Permit Activity Reports are available on the City’s website.

For more information, contact the Permit Technician.

Building Inspections

Call 408.868.1201 to schedule a building inspection. 

Green Halo Waste Management

The California Green Building Code requires 65% of all non-hazardous construction and demolition waste be diverted from landfills by salvage or recycling. Applicants are required to submit a Waste Management Plan through Green Halo Systems, which tracks waste diversion and recycling and monitors compliance with State regulations.

Other Information

Building Division Documents