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Community and Economic Development Divisions

Public Service Counter

Please call (650) 616-7074 to schedule an appointment to submit building permit applications or planning applications to our public service counter at City Hall. Appointments are also required to resubmit permit plans, or to pick up permits, job site inspection cards, and other documents. We are not accepting email or digital submittals of permit or planning applications. 

Effective September 14, 2020, all customers to the public service counter will be required to enter and exit City Hall from the doors on Linden Avenue. 

Please call 650-616-7076 (automated voicemail system) to request a building permit inspection.

Please note that the Code Enforcement staff has been transferred to the Police Department as approved in the City budget effective July 1, 2020. Please contact 650-616-7013 for assistance at the Police Department related to Code Enforcement topics. 

 Building Division

The Building Division oversees development activities in the City to ensure that construction projects are in compliance with local, state and federal laws.

Inspections of development projects ensure structural integrity, fire safety, sanitation, disabled access and energy efficiency of new and existing buildings throughout the community in compliance with approved plans, and local and State building code laws. All permitted building and construction projects require an inspection. 

Planning Division

Reviews development plans, use permits and other planning entitlements and prepares land use plans focusing on the long-term future growth and development of the City.

Mission Statement

The Community and Economic Development Department provides efficient and pro-active customer service to enhance the safety and quality of life for all citizens and acts as a catalyst for innovative economic development and public policy development.

The San Bruno Community and Economic Development Department is responsible for planning the physical development of the community and ensuring that new development and modifications to existing development are completed in compliance with City and State laws. The Department provides technical information to residents, business owners, developers, and commissions regarding local codes, ordinances, and other related issues.


City of San Bruno Community and Economic Development Department

567 El Camino Real
 San Bruno, California 94066 (650) 616-7074
Fax: (650) 873-6749

Office Hours:
Monday through Friday
 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM*

*Service modifications are in place. For more details on City facility closures and service modifications, please visit the City’s website related to COVID-19 development at

Please call (650) 616-7074 to schedule an appointment at City Hall.