Building Department

The Building Department reviews architectural and structural plans for compliance with applicable building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and energy codes, conducts building inspections to ensure compliance with approved plans and applicable codes, and provides general customer service to the public.


The Building Counter will be CLOSED to the public on Friday, March 26, 2021. To contact Building staff on this day, please call (650) 947-2501 or email.

COVID-19 Updates

  • An outdoor Building Counter at Town Hall is 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. No appointment is necessary.
  • 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. This Mandatory Directive was most recently revised on December 16, 2020. Additional information can be found on the County's Public Health website. Failure to comply with the County's Directive will result in the cancellation of any inspections, issuance of a Stop Work Notice and/or a citation.
  • 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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