Building Division

!ATTENTION!  While the Community & Economic Development Department public counter is available during regular business hours, use of 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 on-going 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 that a Technician is available. To schedule an appointment, please contact the Department at 650-616-7074.