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Building Division
200 E. Santa Clara St.
Tower, 2nd Floor
San José, CA 95113-1905

Phone: 408-535-3555

Permit Center
Hours of Service
Building Division
Building Safety Careers and Earthquake Safety Retrofits
May 10, 2017, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
City Hall Rotunda, 200 E. Santa Clara St.

High school and college students
Do buildings and construction interest you? Learn about rewarding careers in the building safety industry. Our building safety professionals will speak with you about their jobs.

Get a quick overview of the various careers in the building safety industry in Careers in Code Administration brochure provided by the International Code Council.

Is your home ready to withstand the next big earthquake? Learn how to retrofit your home to help prevent earthquake damage.
See the event flier for details.

Building Safety Month 2017 

Residential Gray Water System
Did you know you can use gray water from your clothes washer to water your plants? Using gray water can help conserve water and lower your water utility bills. Learn more about residential gray water systems.

Permit Services
Our bulletin How to Get a Building Permit provides the steps to getting a permit and which service to use for your project. Visit our Permit Center web page for an overview of Permit Services.

Got Questions?
Building Information Inspector
For questions regarding permits, codes, inspections or plan review, leave us a message and we'll respond within two business days:
     Voicemail: 408-535-7641

Planning, Zoning, and Sign Ordinance Questions
Call 408-535-3555 - Ask to speak with a planner.
A planner will answer your questions regarding planning, zoning, tree removal and signs. 

The Building Division oversees private construction to ensure safe buildings and to facilitate the City's economic development objectives. We accomplish this by ensuring compliance with building, electrical, mechanical, plumbing, zoning, engineering, energy, and accessibility codes and laws.

News and Announcements
Building Safety Month Open House: Building Safety Careers and Earthquake Safety Retrofits
You are invited to our open house on May 10, 2017. Building Safety Careers and Earthquake Retrofits. Read on...

Customer Satisfaction Survey

Online Permits

Electronic Plan Review Requirements