Building Services

We are accepting all permit submissions and conducting building inspections. For the safety of the public and our staff, we have taken some preventative measures to avoid the spread of COVID. Our services will continue to be provided electronically via email, but limited in-person services will also be offered.

Permit Submittal

We are accepting digital submittal of all permits (not including Fire permits) for plan review. Please contact for more information.

Permit Appointments

To book an appointment to pick-up approved plans and issued permits, please call 650-757-8888, email, or schedule online with our online scheduler here.

Counter Services

The permit counter will be open for the following services:

  • General permit questions
  • Checking in for an appointment
  • Assistance with scheduling an appointment
  • Hard copy plan, document, and/or check payment drop off


All issued building permits require inspections. If you have not requested an inspection within 180 days of your permit's date of issuance, your building permit will expire.  You can request an inspection (for issued building permits only) by clicking here. Please specify the type of inspection.


Inspections are available Monday – Friday via two timeslots:

  • AM (8:30AM – 12PM)
  • PM (1PM – 4:30PM)

Time Constraints

  • Inspector will arrive within the chosen time frame.
  • At least 1 business day’s notice is required before the requested inspection date.
  • Cut-off time for next-day requests is 3PM.
  • Next-day requests submitted after 3PM will be denied.
  • Same-day bookings will be denied.


If you have any questions, please call the Building Department at 650-757-8888.

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