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Permit Center
Man helping customers at a counterThe San José Permit Center provides no-cost advice on what your project needs—just call or visit us! 

Our popular bulletin How to Get a Building Permit will also help you choose the permit service that fits your project and help you get started. Or visit the Building Permit Process web page to get started.

Visit the Permit Center - Hours of Service
Visit the Permit Center Hours page to view the its normal operating hours. We close for holidays and occasionally limit hours due to staff trainings and events. We apologize for any inconvenience when that happens.

Speak with a Planner by Phone - Hours of Service
To discuss project design requirements, signs, tree removals, or zoning:
Call 408-535-3555 during the hours listed below and ask to speak with a planner.
 Monday   10:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, WednesdayThursday   9:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Friday   10:00 a.m.-Noon 

Contact a Building Inspector
For questions regarding building permits, codes, inspections or plan review:

408-535-7641  Leave a message and we'll respond within two business days.

Validated Parking
Using 6th Street, enter the lot under the City Hall Tower.