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Community Meetings for Private Tree Removal Permit Process Improvements
Two community meetings were held in August, which allowed the public to provide comments and suggestions on the current private tree removal permit process. For details, please see the Private Tree Removal Permit Process Improvements page.

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Watch Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Home on the San José Permit Center YouTube channel! Spanish and Vietnamese subtitles are included.

Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Residence

We're here to guide and assist you in person or by phone.

In Person at the Permit Center

Come to the Permit Center, first floor of City Hall, for assistance with a project submittal or to get answers to your questions. We issue tickets to meet with a planner on a first come, first served basis. See Permit Center's hours of service.

By Phone: 408-535-3555
Talk with a planner by phone during these service hours:
  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 

This website and our Online Permits property/permit information search tool are designed to fulfill many common customer needs. Visit the Permit Center web page for more information specific to the permit process.

News and Announcements
237 Industrial Center - File Nos. C15-054 and SP16-053 - 1st Amendment to DEIR Available
The First Amendment to the 237 Industrial Center Draft EIR, with response to public comments and text amendments to the Draft EIR, is now available on the City’s Active EIR website for the 237 Industrial Center Read on...
Notice to CEQA Posting: 750 West San Carlos Residential Project
The City of San José has prepared an Addendum to the Diridon Station Area Plan Final Program Environmental Impact Report (EIR), Envision San José 2040 General Plan EIR as supplemented and addenda thereto, for: 750 West San Carlos Residential Project Read on...