Building Department

The Building division reviews architectural and structural plans for compliance with applicable building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and energy codes, and conducts site inspections of buildings under construction to ensure compliance with these codes.

Los Altos Hills Air Quality Index

Please be advised that if the AQI (air quality index) in Los Altos Hills exceeds 150 (unhealthy for all groups) for a sustained period of time, all building inspections and site visits will be canceled until the AQI falls to healthier levels for people to be outdoors. Current air quality information is available here.

COVID-19 Updates

  • The Building Counter at Town Hall is now OPEN 9:00 am to 11:00 am and 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday. Building permit applications can be submitted and issued during these hours.
  • Construction projects in the Town are allowed as permitted under the most recent orders from the Santa Clara County Health Officer and the State of California.
  • Construction projects are REQUIRED to comply with the County of Santa Clara’s Mandatory Directive for Construction Projects (PDF). Failure to comply with this Directive will result in the cancellation of any inspections and potential issuance of a Stop Work Notice.
  • For building questions, to submit a permit application, or to schedule a building inspection, please call (650) 947-2501 or email email the Building Department.

Updated Fee Schedule

 An updated fee schedule for all Building fees is now in effect.

Hours of Construction

8:00 am to 5:30 pm Monday through Saturday, with no heavy equipment operations allowed on Saturday. For a complete list of observed holidays, please review the Hours of Construction (PDF) handout.

Building Inspector Consultations

To schedule an appointment to speak with the building inspector, call (650) 947-2501 or email the Building Department.

Building Permit Submittal & Issuance Hours

9:00 am to 11:00 am or 2:00 pm to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday.

To Schedule Inspections

Please call 650-947-2501 to schedule. Be sure to include job address, permit number, type of inspection, requested date and whether you prefer AM or PM. It is recommended that you schedule inspections 48 hours in advance as inspection slots are not always available next day. Same day inspections are not provided.

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