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Watch Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Home on the San José Permit Center YouTube channel! Spanish and Vietnamese subtitles are included.

Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Residence


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.

Monday
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 www.sjpermits.org (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.

Upcoming Event
Building Permits and Home Safety Open House May 30 Event FlyerBuilding Permits & Home Safety Open House
May 30, 2019, 6:00-8:00 p.m.
San José City Hall
200 E. Santa Clara St.
See the flyer for details.

Come talk with our permit, plan review, and inspection experts. Bring your ideas or plans. Find out if you live in a flood zone, and pick up emergency preparedness information.

Presentations
6:30 PM - Permits for Granny Flats: What You Need to Know
Are you considering building a granny flat, also called an accessory dwelling unit? This presentation covers the siting and permitting requirements in San José.

7:15 PM - Energy-Saving Home Improvements
Solar systems, electric vehicle charging stations, and new systems for water heating and home battery backup are now popular home improvement projects. Come learn how to pass inspection by avoiding common mistakes.

Validated parking is offered. We look forward to seeing you there!
News and Announcements
Public Comment on NOP for Berryessa Road Residential and Commercial Project
A Notice of Preparation (NOP) of an EIR for the Berryessa Road Residential and Commercial Project is available online. Public comment period will start on April 15 and end on May 14, 2019. Read on...
Notice to CEQA Posting for Recology Rogers Ave Transfer Facility Project
The Initial Study/Addendum for the Recology Rogers Ave Transfer Facility Project is available online. Read on...