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Citywide Planning Fee Increases on July 1, 2019 
Beginning July 1, 2019, the Citywide Planning fee increases from 8% to 11.97%. Planning applications filed before July 1, 2019 will be calculated at the 8% rate.

We're here to guide and assist you in person or by phone.

In Person: 
Come to the Development Services Permit Center, first floor of City Hall, for assistance with inquiries or a project submittal. We issue tickets to meet with a planner on a first come, first served basis. See Hours of Service.

Speak with a Planner by Phone at 408-535-3555
To discuss project design requirements, signs, tree removals, or zoning:
Call during the hours listed below and ask to speak with a planner.

10:00 a.m.–Noon; 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday 9:00 a.m.–Noon; 1:00–4:00 p.m.
Friday 10:00 a.m.–Noon 

Self-Help: This website and the search tool at (for property, zoning, and permit information) may answer many common questions. Visit the Permit Center web page for more information specific to the permit process.


Building Height Increases in Downtown

In March, City Council approved building height increases in Downtown that adhere to FAA safety. To learn more, please review the Frequently Asked Questions and updated map of maximum building heights in the vicinity of San Jose Airport.

News and Announcements
Public Review NOP: Almaden Office Project
The Notice of Preparation of a Draft EIR for the Almaden Office Project is available online. Public review period will start Friday, May 31 and end on Monday, July 1. Read on...
Public Review Draft SEIR: San Jose Tribute Hotel Project
The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report for the San Jose Tribute Hotel Project is available online. Public review period will start on May 28 and end on July 11, 2019. Read on...