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. 

Building Division

Please note that online permit payment is temporarily unavailable.

Online Permit Application Guide

The City has launched a new online permit application guide to help you prepare your building permit applications. The guides are tailored for different types of residential projects and will provide you with information for your specific property, such as zoning and setback requirements, as well as the forms and plans that are necessary for submittal. The guided can also flag features of the site that may require additional information, such as geological and fire hazard zones.  

You must create an account to submit a building or planning application with the necessary documents. If you visit as a guest, you can explore general information, but cannot submit an application. We welcome any feedback you have about this new tool!

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

Please note that online inspection scheduling is temporarily unavailable.

To schedule an inspection, please call 408.868.1201 and leave your name, permit number, and a phone number where you can be reached. You will be called back during business hours and scheduled for the next available inspection. We apologize for this temporary inconvenience.

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