Building and Fire Inspection


City Hall, First Floor

500 Castro Street
Mountain View, CA 94041
(650) 903-6313

PUBLIC COUNTER HOURS (By Appointment): Monday through Friday 

 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (except Holidays)


City Hall is open. Building and Fire services are by appointment only.


The Building Division is electronically accepting all new applications and resubmittals of existing applications. The available hours to submit or resubmit an application is Monday-Friday from 8:00 AM-4:00 PM (excluding holidays).

To submit click the link below and a staff member will respond within five (5) business days or greater depending on volume; for questions please call (650) 903-6313 x0 for immediate assistant.  Formal submittal acceptance of the permit package will be confirmed via email from a staff member, if additional information is required they will contact you either by phone or email address provided on application.             




For general submittal inquiries, please contact the Building Division by email at If you require further clarification on our processes email us at or call the main line (650) 903-6313 x0 and a staff member will assist during regular business hours Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. 


The public counter open by appointment only. Appointments are available for In-Person or Virtual (via Zoom) to schedule an appointment click here:  Appointment Scheduler

  • Building Submittal:

Building permits typically reviewed by a Planner at the public counter can submit directly to the Building Division at-risk. Plans submitted will be reviewed by a Planner as part of the building plan check process.

  • Preliminary Review or Inquiries:

Any preliminary sketch or inquiry typically reviewed by Building at the public counter will be reviewed electronically.

  • Planning Review: The Planning and Building Division encourages preliminary review for any building plans for single-family home additions/new construction, ADUs, and exterior commercial tenant improvements to ensure your plans meet zoning requirements, prior to submitting for Building Plan Check. 


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.

Wishing you and yours good health. 


N. Bizjak, Chief Building Official -