Building Division

!ATTENTION! While the Community & Economic Development Department public counter is available during regular business hours, virtual services are highly recommended.   A representative can be reached by calling (650) 616-7074 to arrange a call-back or Zoom Meeting with either building or planning representatives.

Building Division

The Building Division issues building permits and takes in plans for review. Our field inspectors verify compliance with various codes and ordinances in both residential and commercial structures. The Building Division is responsible for enforcing the California Building, Plumbing, Mechanical, Electric, Residential, and Energy Codes. The Division is also responsible for monitoring construction activity and determining that ongoing construction projects have the required permits and conform to approved plans and conditions.

Permit Center Hours

A member of the Building Division staff is generally available at the Community and Economic Development public service counter in City Hall during office hours, Monday to Friday, from 8 am to 5 pm. But we request that you schedule an appointment to ensure a Technician is available. To schedule an appointment, please get in touch with the Department at 650-616-7074.

New Over-the-Counter Plan Check Services are now available!

We are now offering a new appointment-based plan review service. This service will be available for small projects such as small tenant improvements, residential interior remodels, and revisions.