San José Wins CALBO’s 2017-2018 Building Department of the Year
California Building Officials (CALBO) honored the San José Building Division and its development services partners with the 2017-2018 Building Department of the Year award. CALBO officials noted San José’s many accomplishments:
The division's goal is to deliver the best service possible for its many types of customers.
Planning Division wins American Planning Association’s Silver
Achievement Award for Public Outreach
The Planning Division’s video tutorial, Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Residence, won the prestigious “Silver National Achievement Award for Public Outreach” from the national American Planning Association. Planner Aparna Ankola, center, attended the April 23, 2018 ceremony in New Orleans to accept the award. This is the third award bestowed to this video tutorial, which guides homeowners through the process of planning an addition to their home.
ICC Community Service Award
At the 2017 International Code Council (ICC) annual conference in Columbus, Ohio, the Building Division was recognized with a Community Service award.
The Building Division frequently holds open houses, workshops, and training sessions to educate our customers about home improvements, the changing building codes, and the permitting process. In the prior year, 2016, staff of the division conducted over 220,000 inspections; processed more than 17,000 plan reviews; and issued approximately 37,000 permits. ICC officials noted the excellent customer service delivered to this high volume of customers, going beyond the daily business of issuing permits and extending to promoting public health, safety, and welfare in the San José community.