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Inquiries and Assistance
8:00 am-4:00 pm
9:00 am-4:00 pm

Plan Intake and 
Permit Issuance

8:00-11:30 am/1:00-3:30 pm
9:00-11:30 am/1:00-3:30 pm

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11:30 am and 3:30 pm
Permit Center
The 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

See the left sidebar for the Permit Center's 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.

Limited Hours Limited Hours on Thursday, August 4

The Permit Center Assistance Desk and service counters for Planning and Building are open only from 
8:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. 

Public Works and Fire Department staff will continue to provide normal service hours. 

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, Wednesday, Thursday*   9:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Friday   10:00 a.m.-Noon 

* On Thursday, August 4, phone service is limited to 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

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.