Building & Fire Inspection

Update: July 13, 2020

COVID-19 Shelter in Place Order July 7, 2020 Update


The Santa Clara County Health Officer issued a New Order on July 7, 2020, this order is to go into effect at 12:00 pm on July 13, 2020 - this order supercedes all previous Orders.  Please see FAQ's for this Order published on July 13,2020. 

IMPORTANT TO NOTE:

 City Hall will remain closed for normal walk-in business until further notice.

Under the new Order, all construction projects can resume, provided they 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).

Building and Fire Inspections: 

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.  

Your inspector will be verifying that both the County and City Safety Protocol 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 City Safety Protocol prior to scheduling your inspection. 

Building Plan Check: Due to COVID-19 and new processes, all plan check will be extended two weeks until further notice.

All Building Projects: All projects are eligible for plan check.

  • New submittals are first required to obtain a Project Number through our new E-Permit Plan Check Submittal portal.  After acquiring your project number you will need to schedule a virtual appointment via our Appointment Link; a staff member will contact you 24 hours prior to your virtual appointment with specific directions on how to proceed. 
  • Re-submittals are required to create a virtual appointment via our  Appointment Link; a staff member will contact you 24 hours prior to your appointment with specific directions on how to proceed.  Please be prepared to provide your name, contact number, project number, address and scope of work.
  •  One-Stop Commercial T.I.'s can be submitted electronically, turnaround time will be one week. You are first required to obtain a Project Number through our new E-Permit Plan Check Submittal portal.  After acquiring your project number you will need to schedule a virtual appointment via our Appointment Link; a staff member will contact you 24 hours prior to your appointment with specific directions on how to proceed. Please keep in mind that all occupancies will need Planning approval prior to obtaining a building permit, if you have not already obtained approval from Planning please call 650-903-6306.
  •  Fast Track Submittals can be submitted electronically, turnaround time will be two weeks. You are first required to obtain a Project Number through our new E-Permit Plan Check Submittal portal.  After acquiring your project number you will need to schedule a virtual appointment via our Appointment Link; a staff member will contact you 24 hours prior to your appointment with specific directions on how to proceed. Please keep in mind that all occupancies will need Planning approval prior to obtaining a building permit, if you have not already obtained approval from Planning please call 650-903-6306.
  • Deferred Submittals for Issued Projects: Approved projects that need their deferred package may do so by scheduling an appointment on-line, two business days from the date you schedule it.  The permit technician will contact you to day prior to your virtual appointment with specific directions.  Turnaround time for deferred submittal is two weeks. 
  • New Submittals for Photovoltaic Systems (PV) and Electric Vehicle Charges (EV) for One-to-Two Family Dwellings are first required to obtain a plan check number through our E-Permit Plan Check Submittal portal. After acquiring your plan check number, you will need to submit the following documents electronically: Building Permit Application with Plan Check Number document page, plans, and supporting documents. Please send your submittal to pvsubmittals@mountainview.gov. A staff member will contact you to confirm if the submittal has been deem complete/incomplete. 
  • Re-submittals/Revisions for Photovoltaic Systems (PV) and Electric Vehicle Charges (EV) for One-to-Two Family Dwellings are required to resubmit plans and responses to comments to pvsubmittals@mountainview.gov. A staff member will contact you to confirm if the submittal has been deemed complete/incomplete. 
 

Fire Plan Check: Due to COVID-19 and new processes, all plan check will be extended two weeks until further notice.

All Fire Systems continue to be available for electronic plan check:

  •  New submittals are required to first obtain a Project Number through our new E-Permit Plan Check Submittal portal. After acquiring your project number you will need to schedule a virtual appointment via our Appointment Link; a staff member will contact you 24 hours prior to your appointment with specific directions on how to proceed.  
  •  Re-submittals are required to create a virtual appointment via our Appointment Link; a staff member will contact you 24 hours prior to your appointment with specific directions on how to proceed.  Please be prepared to provide your name, contact number, project number, address and scope of work.

One-Stop/Over-the-Counter Plan Check will not resume at reopen. Please plan to submit your plans in to the regular or Fast Track Process as will not resume this service until a later date. 

Walk-in Counter Service: No walk-in counter service available at this time.

Wet-signed vs. Electronic Signatures

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 or need to schedule an inspection or plan check submittal exceptions above you can email us at building@mountainview.gov

Wishing you and yours good health.

Respectfully -

S. Woodworth, Chief Building Official (s.woodworth@mountainview.gov)

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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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