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

In Person: 
Come to the Development Services Permit Center, first floor of City Hall, for assistance with inquiries or a project submittal. We issue tickets to meet with a planner on a first come, first served basis. See Hours of Service.

Speak with a Planner by Phone at 408-535-3555
To discuss project design requirements, signs, tree removals, or zoning:
Call during the hours listed below and ask to speak with a planner.

10:00 am – Noon; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Tuesday, Wednesday*, Thursday 9:00 am – Noon; 1:00 – 4:00 pm
Friday 10:00 am – Noon; 1:00 – 3:00 pm
* Wednesday, October 2, there will be no phone service from 1-4pm.

Self-Help: This website and the search tool at (for property, zoning, and permit information) may answer many common questions. Visit the Permit Center web page for more information specific to the permit process.


Building Height Increases in Downtown

In March, City Council approved building height increases in Downtown that adhere to FAA safety. To learn more, please review the Frequently Asked Questions and updated map of maximum building heights in the vicinity of San Jose Airport.

News and Announcements
Public Review Draft MND: 1605 Industrial Avenue
The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for the 1605 Industrial Avenue Project is available online. Public review period will start September 12, 2019 and end on October 2, 2019. Read on...
Public Review Draft ND: 4070 Williams Road General Plan Amendment
The Draft Negative Declaration for the 4070 Williams Road General Plan Amendment is available online. Public review period will start September 10, 2019 and will end on September 30, 2019. Read on...