Submitting for Permits


 Visit main Building Inspection Division website to access the application request form for new and existing development applications:  Main Webpage (click here)    

 If you have questions regarding the applicability of the submittal requirements for your project, please call the Building Division staff at (650) 903-6313 during regular phone hours: Monday thru Friday, 8:00 A.M. – 5:00 P.M.


These permits are only available on-line for detached Single Family Homes. To begin the Residential E-permitting process, please visit:  

 Below are permits that can be pulled on-line for your single family home.

  • Electrical
  • Furnace Replacement
  • Masonry Fireplace
  • Reroofing
  • Sewer Line
  • Tub and Shower Enclosures
  • Water Heater Replacement
  • Water Piping
  • Water Service Line


This bill would additionally require the above local jurisdictions issuing building permits for commercial construction or business licenses to make available a notice containing specified information regarding disability access. The bill would also require a local agency to provide the informational notice to an applicant for a commercial building permit or a business license.

The following resources shall assist with code requirements and project applicability:

State Legislative Bill AB 3002

Division of State Architect - CASp

Division of State Architect - Informational Bulletin

Plancheck Requirements and Schedules

Based on your scope of work the below lists will assist you with what is required at initial building submittal. Other than fire systems, deferred submittals need to be approved by the Chief Building Official prior to initial project submittal. Approvals will be granted on a case by case basis.
 Commercial Tenant Improvement 
 Multi-Family Dwellings / Additions and Remodels 
 New Apartment Buildings 
 New Commercial or Industrial Shell Buildings 
 New Mixed Use Buildings 
 New One-to-Two Family Dwelling 
 New Planned-Unit-Development 
 One-to-Two Family Dwellings / Additions and Remodels 
 Wireless Communication / Existing Facility Equipment or Tower Modifications