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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 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 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.



PLANNING NEWS

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 Supplemental EIR: Almaden Corner Hotel Project (H18-038)
The Draft Supplemental Environmental Impact Report (SEIR) for Almaden Corner Hotel Project (H18-038) is available online. Public review period will start 8/19/19 and end on 10/03/19. Read on...
Public Review Draft IS/MND: 355 S. Winchester Blvd. Office Project
The draft Initial Study/Mitigated Negative Declaration for the 355 S. Winchester Blvd. Office Project is available online. Public review period will start August 14, 2019 and will end of September 3, 2019. Read on...