Disaster Loans and Grants
Disaster loans with very favorable terms are available to help qualifying renters, homeowners, and businesses affected by the February 2017 Coyote Creek Flood. Learn more at www.sanjoseca.gov/FloodRecoveryLoans.
Expedited Building Permits
City Hall, 200 E. Santa Clara St., San José
8:00 am to 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
If driving, park under the City Hall Tower on 6th Street and bring the parking stub to the first floor for validation.
Visit the Assistance Desk in the Permit Center, first floor, for help with building permits that are needed for flood-damaged properties. The city has waived permit fees for construction work associated with flood recovery.
Disposal of Demolition and Construction Debris
Recovery from flood damage may require demolition and construction on your property. Please see the list of companies that are licensed by the City of San José to provide construction and demolition (including dirt/mud) debris bins and boxes. Learn more on the Disposal of Flood-Related Debris page.
Free Taxi Service between Shelter, City Hall, Sacred Heart and Homes. Flood victims can call Yellow Cab at 408-777-7777 for a ride between the Seven Trees shelter, Sacred Heart Community Services, San José City Hall, and their homes. Provide the driver with Account #1421 to cover the taxi fee.
Flood recovery cleanups are largely completed. Volunteers who wish to continue helping with community projects and needs will now find opportunities at the City’s regular volunteer calendar and web page at https://www.sanjoseca.gov/calendar.aspx?CID=32. Thank you to our thousands of volunteers who tremendously assisted with the flood recovery efforts!