Scheduling Your Building Inspection



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Respectfully - S. Woodworth, Chief Building Official


Building inspection requests received by 3:00 PM on a business day will be scheduled the next business day; requests received after 3:00 p.m. will be scheduled for the second business day. You will not receive a call back regarding your inspection unless it cannot be scheduled for your requested time. 

Keep in mind when you schedule an inspection we do expect you to be ready, if you are not ready upon arrival of the inspector you can be charged a re-inspection fee prior to any other inspections being granted. 

  1. Schedule an inspection online via our Epermit system  
    Scheduling an inspection online is available 24hrs a day. 


  2. Use the automated phone system
    You can use our automated system to request an inspection; this is available 24 hours a day.  To schedule call (650) 903-6371.

    Please be prepared with the following information:
    1. Enter your project number (located on the left lower portion of your permit card. example: 2013-0000)
    2. Address of inspection
    3. Type of inspection
    4. Date Requested for the Inspection
    5. Time frame requested for inspection
      1. Morning (7:30 – 12:00)
      2. Afternoon (12:30 – 3:00)


  3. Schedule in person
    To schedule a building inspection in person, visit the Development Services Center. Please have your project number available, if you do not have that with you must have the address and specific scope of work for your project to help us locate the correct project number.

    Development Services Center
    Community Development Department
    500 Castro Street, 1st Floor
    Mountain View, CA 94041
    Counter Service Hours:  8 a.m. – 4 p.m.,  Phone Line Hours:  8 a.m. - 5 p.m. 
    Monday - Friday