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Planning Counter is Closed 8:00am - 1:00pm, Friday, Oct. 25

On Oct. 25, the Planning counter is open only from 1:00-4:00 p.m. 
Building, Public Works, and Fire counters will be open with normal business hours.
Permit Center & Planning Phone Service
is Closed 12:00pm - 5:00pm, Friday, Nov. 1

On Nov. 1, all permit counters will be closed 12:00-5:00 pm to enable a major 
software upgrade. The Permit Center phone service at 535-3555 
will only be able to handle general inquiries, no scheduling or Planning services.

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

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: 615 Stockton Ave Hotel Project (GP18-013/C18-039/SP18-060)
The Draft Mitigated Negative Declaration for 615 Stockton Ave Hotel Project is available online. Public review period will start 10/9/19 and end on 10/29/19. Read on...
SP18-001 Garden Gate Tower - First Amendment to Draft SEIR
The First Amendment to the Draft Supplemental EIR for the Garden Gate Tower project (File No. SP18-001) is now available. The First Amendment includes response to public comments, copies of comment letters submitted, and text amendments to the Draft SEIR Read on...