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Rosalynn Hughey
Rosalynn Hughey

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Code Enforcement
Open:  8:00 am - Noon
   1:00 - 5:00pm
Closed:  Noon - 1:00pm
Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
Upcoming Events

Building Permits and Home Safety Open House May 30 Event FlyerBuilding Permits & Home Safety Open House
May 30, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
San José City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara St.
See the flyer for details.

Come talk with our permit, plan review, and inspection experts. Bring your ideas or plans. Find out if you live in a flood zone, and pick up emergency preparedness information.

6:30 PM - Permits for Granny Flats: What You Need to Know
Are you considering building a granny flat, also called an accessory dwelling unit? This presentation covers the siting and permitting requirements in San José.

7:15 PM - Energy-Saving Home Improvements
Solar systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and new systems for water heating and home battery backup are now popular home improvement projects. Come learn how to pass inspection by avoiding common mistakes.

Validated parking is offered. We look forward to seeing you there!

Public Meetings for FY 2019-2020 Budget and Fees Public Meetings - June 10, 2019 
Proposed New Fees and Proposed Changes to Existing Fees Related to Development Projects

The City will hold a Council Meeting to discuss and receive public comments on the proposed budget for fiscal year 2019-2020, including the proposed new fees and proposed changes to existing fees related to development projects.

Meeting details:
June 10, 2019, 6:00 pm
City Council Chambers
200 E. Santa Clara St, San José

The public can provide comments on both the proposed budget changes to existing fees related to development projects. For more information, see the public hearing notice.

Planning, Building and Code Enforcement Department 

Director Rosalynn Hughey oversees the Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement (PBCE). Assistant Director Chu Chang is also the City's Chief Building Official and oversees the department's permitting technology; coordination with the Development Services partners; and special programs. 

Planning Division 

The Citywide Planning function entails updates, amendments, and public input on San José’s General Plan; the planning and public engagement process for urban villages; the work of the City Design Team; and development of zoning and planning policies and amendments.

The Development Review function reviews and engages the community on development proposals, and supports the Planning Commission, Historic Landmarks Commission, Planning Director Hearings, and Developers Roundtable.

Building Division 
The Building Division conducts plan reviews, issues building permits, and inspects projects for building code compliance. The division also oversees the Permit Center and online permitting at

Code Enforcement
The Code Enforcement Division manages programs to ensure compliance with housing and neighborhood health, building, and zoning codes.

Development Services Permit Center 
The Development Services Permit Center offers the coordinated permit and plan review services of the Planning DivisionBuilding DivisionPublic Works Department, and Fire Prevention Bureau. We also help customers with permits issued by other departments and public agencies as may be needed by specific types of projects. Learn more at

Our Mission
To guide the physical change of San José to create and maintain a safe, healthy, attractive, and vital place to live and work. We engage our community and the City Council in this mission.