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 Temporary Change in Planning Service Hours - December 6

On December 6, the Planning Division's services will be closed in the afternoon:

Planning Service Counter:  Open 8:00 a.m.- Noon; Closed Noon - 4:00 p.m.
Planning Phone Service:  Open 9:00 a.m.- Noon; Closed Noon - 4:00 p.m.

Building, Fire, and Public Works service counters will have regular
Permit Center Hours.

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.

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 

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.

News and Announcements
Public Review Draft ND: Bridge Housing Communities Project
A Draft Initial Study/Negative Declaration (IS/ND) for the Bridge Housing Communities Project is available online. Public review will start November 9, 2018 and end on December 8, 2018. Read on...
Park View Towers - Revised Project (File nos. HA14-009-02 and HAP14-002-02)
An Addendum to the Park View Towers Supplemental EIR is now available on the City's Active EIRs website for the revised Park View Towers Project (File nos. HA14-009-02 and HAP14-002-02) Read on...