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Online permit center

We are accepting applications for Development Permits (Building and Grading). Learn how to make digital submittals​.

Requesting Building Inspections During The Covid-19 Shelter in Place Order

Schedule an Inspection Online, or call (408) 299-3161 and leave a voicemail.

For Building Department inquiries and questions, call (408) 299-5700

To ensure the safety of everyone involved in the inspection process you must implement and observe the protocols required by the County of Santa Clara Health Official’s Shelter in Place order. The requirements for small construction sites can be found here Appendix B-1 and for large construction sites here Appendix B-2.

In addition to implementing the protocols above you must complete the Covid-19 infrastructure COVID-19 Essential Critical Infrastructure Workers form​ and have it completed and available when your inspector arrives. The inspector will review the document for completeness and add it to your permit record.

The Office of Building Inspection ensures that buildings are compliant with current code in order to maintain a safe community standard. This is accomplished with professional plan checking, building inspection and investigation of substandard structures.

For Plan Check Information:


Special Projects:

Michael Alvarez
Principal Development Services Engineer

Stanford / Los Altos / Los Gatos

Senior Plan Check Engineer  

Principal Inspector


Inspection Information: North County

Inspection Information: Central and East County


Inspection Information: South County

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Last updated: 10/2/2020 1:45 PM