While we’ve simplified the building permit application process, it may still feel complex.  If you don’t find what you need, or still feel unsure about the process, give us a call at (650) 802-4261.

Information Before You Apply for a Building Permit

Before you apply for a building permit, there is information you should know:

  1. Know what type of permit you need.
  2. Review the Forms and Handouts, Frequently Asked Questions, and Adopted Codes pages to help plan your project:
  3. Review our fee schedule to understand building permit costs.
  4. Review the types of building permits available online below to determine if you can apply for the permit you need online.
  5. If you can apply for the permit online, proceed to Apply for a Building Permit.
  6. If you cannot apply for the permit online, you can:
    • Call the Building Division at (650) 802-4261 to discuss your project, or schedule an appointment for your permit application.
    • Visit the Building Division during our 9 a.m. - 12 noon counter hours to discuss your project or to submit your permit application.