Building & Fire Inspection

CITY HALL CLOSED TO THE GENERAL PUBLIC

COVID-19 STATE/COUNTY HEALTH ORDER 

The Santa Clara County Health Officer current Order (click here). Please see FAQ’S (click here) for this Order amendments and current regulations.

Under the current Order, all construction projects shall comply with the Construction Protocols issued as part of the Order. (These protocols replace the COVID-19 Construction Field Safety Guidelines applicable to the Prior Order).

COVID-19 Shelter-In-Place Update

Based on the Santa Clara County Public Health Officer's Shelter-In-Place Order and to protect the health of the community, City Hall is closed until June 2021 with interim operations. City services will continue remotely. Please check the City website for updates as these dates are subject to change.

 

INSPECTIONS

Your inspector will be verifying that both the County and City Safety Protocol (click here) is being adhered to, prior to conducting the inspection. It is important to note that if safety protocol is not being met will be unable to conduct your inspection and you will be required to reschedule. Please review the City Safety Protocol prior to scheduling your inspection.

BUILDING INSPECTIONS: We are now accepting new requests for building inspection. Inspections can be scheduled by calling 650-903-6313.  Inspection must be requested by 3PM, on a business day the day prior to the requested inspection date.

FIRE INSPECTIONS: We are now accepting new requests for fire inspection. Inspections can be scheduled by calling 650-903-6313. Inspections are scheduled as they are available.  

PLAN CHECK SUBMITTALS

BUILDING PERMITS

NEW SUBMITTALS

  • Step One: Schedule an online appointment via our Appointment Link (Click Here); a staff member will contact you at the date and time specified to provide specific directions on how to proceed with the plan check submission.

  • Step Two: Payment of plan check fees will be collected on scheduled appointment date/time, not prior.    

RE-SUBMITTALS

  • Step One:  Schedule an online appointment via our Appointment Link (Click Here); a staff member will contact you at the date and time specified to provide specific directions on how to proceed with the plan check submission.

  • Resubmittal package should include the following: Updated plans, Response Letter to plan check comments, and revised supplemental documents (if applicable).

REVISION TO PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK

  • Step One:  Schedule an online appointment via our Appointment Link (Click Here); a staff member will contact you at the date and time specified to provide specific directions on how to proceed with the plan check submission.

  • Resubmittal package should include the following: Updated plans, revision letter detailing changes to project scope of work, and revised supplemental documents (if applicable).

E*PERMITS ONLINE FOR ONE-TO-TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS

SIMPLE PERMITS FOR ONE-TO-TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS

  • Step One: Submittal package should include the following: Building Permit Application, plans and supplemental documents.Step Two:  Submit electronically via email to: buildingOTC@mountainview.gov    

  • Simple Permit Types:  Kitchen Remodel like-for-like,  Bathroom Remodel like-for-like, Swimming Pool Abandonment, New A/C Unit with Title-24, Fences over 7 feet high, Heat Pump Installation, Voluntary Seismic Retrofit, Skylight Installation

DEFERRED SUBMITTALS FOR ISSUED PROJECTS

  • Step One:  Schedule an online appointment via our Appointment Link (Click Here); a staff member will contact you at the date and time specified to provide specific directions on how to proceed with the plan check submission. Please be prepared to provide your name, contact number, project number, address and scope of work.  

NEW SUBMITTALS - PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS (PV), ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGES (EV), AND ELECTRIC PANEL UPGRADE FOR ONE-TO-TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS

  • Step One:  Submittal package should include the following: Building Permit Application, Plan Check Number (Step One), plans and supplemental documents. 

  • Step Two:  Submit electronically via email to: pvsubmittals@mountainview.gov

 
RE-SUBMITTALS/REVISIONS  - PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS (PV), ELECTRIC VEHICLE CHARGES (EV), AND ELECTRIC PANEL UPGRADE FOR ONE-TO-TWO FAMILY DWELLINGS 

  • Step One:  Submit electronically via email to: pvsubmittals@mountainview.gov   

  • Resubmittal package should include the following: Updated plans, Response Letter to plan check comments, and revised supplemental documents (if applicable). 

FIRE PERMITS

ONE-STOP VIRTUAL APPOINTMENT

NEW SUBMITTALS

  • Step One: Schedule an online appointment via our Appointment Link (Click Here); a staff member will contact you at the date and time specified to provide specific directions on how to proceed with the plan check submission. 

  • Step Two: Plan check fees will be collected upon permit issuance, not prior.      

RE-SUBMITTALS

  • Step One:  Schedule an online appointment via our Appointment Link (Click Here); a staff member will contact you at the date and time specified to provide specific directions on how to proceed with the plan check submission.  

  • Resubmittal package should include the following: Updated plans, Response Letter to plan check comments, and revised supplemental documents (if applicable).

REVISION TO PROJECT SCOPE OF WORK

  • Step One:  Schedule an online appointment via our Appointment Link (Click Here); a staff member will contact you at the date and time specified to provide specific directions on how to proceed with the plan check submission. 

  • Resubmittal package should include the following: Updated plans, revision letter detailing changes to project scope of work, and revised supplemental documents (if applicable).

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Please check this website for updates as we will be monitoring the situation to let you know if there are any changes. 

If you require further clarification on our processes or need to schedule an inspection, call the main line during regular business hours of 8:00 am to 5:00 pm at (650) 903-6313 extension 0 or email us at building@mountainview.gov 

Wishing you and yours good health.

Respectfully -

N. Bizjak, Chief Building Official

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The City of Mountain View Building Division helps to ensure health, safety and welfare of the citizens, property owners and visitors of the City of Mountain View.

The Building Division is responsible for plan review of all new construction, additions, remodels, fire sprinklers, fire alarms, and suppressions systems for both commercial and residential properties and construction inspection services for all projects including building, fire, electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations (except County, State & Federal Buildings). We ensure compliance with state and local codes, policies, guidelines and standards of structures within the City limits.

We see ourselves as an integral part of each project team and are committed to establishing positive working relationships, while focusing on problem solving and delivering exceptional customer service while meeting the requirements of federal, state and local codes.

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