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Online Permits
Online Inspection Scheduling is Temporarily Unavailable
To schedule an inspection, please call the Permit Center at 408-535-3555.

Visit to apply for an online permit, or look up permit, property and zoning information in San José.

Research Permit and Property Info
Follow link to search for permit, property, or zoning information
With a property address, permit number, or APN number, you can search for the following information:
  • Zoning designation
  • Permit history
  • Plan review status
  • Property information
  • Proposed projects 

Available Online Permits
You can apply for an online permit for a variety of projects, such as a water heater installation, solar panel installation, reroof, air conditioning, and more. By applying online, you can save $40.

See the complete list of available online permits.

Application Guides
Need help applying for an online permit? We have guides for two of our most common projects: water heater and solar panel installation.

Water Heater Online Permit Guides Water Heater Online Permit Guide for Single-family and duplex properties Water heater online permit guide for apartment, townhouse, and condo properties
Solar Panel Online Permit Guide Solar Panel Online Permit Guide for Single-family and duplex properties