Santa Clara County Building Permits (California)

Search for Santa Clara County, CA building permits. A building permit search can provide information on applying for a permit, permit requirements, land use permits, occupancy permits, permit rules, rejected permit applications, appeal a rejected permit, construction permits, demolition permits, septic system permits, renovation permits, looking up permits, checking if a permit is valid, fire code permits, certificates of zoning compliance, and water system permits.


Building Departments in Santa Clara County, CA create and enforce building codes and zoning rules to ensure that buildings are safe. They also review and approve building plans and issue Santa Clara County building permits. These building permits may be required for land development, renovations, demolition, repairs, and other construction. Permits can show if a building meets Santa Clara County fire codes and other building regulations, demonstrate that a building is safe to occupy, and they can also be used to prove that a construction project holds a valid Santa Clara County building permit. Santa Clara County Building Departments provide information on which projects require a building permit, how to apply for a permit, and the rules for receiving a permit. They may also provide searchable databases of approved Santa Clara County building permits. Building Departments often provide online access to building permit rules and records.

Campbell Building Department Campbell CA 70 North 1st Street 95008 408-866-2130

Cupertino Permits Cupertino CA 10300 Torre Avenue 95014 408-777-3228

Cupertino Zoning Cupertino CA 10300 Torre Avenue 95014 408-777-3308

Gaston County Planning Department San Martin CA 80 Highland Avenue 95046 408-683-4697

Los Altos Planning Department Los Altos CA 1 North San Antonio Road 94022 650-947-2750

Los Gatos Permits Los Gatos CA 41 Miles Avenue 95030 408-399-5770

Los Gatos Zoning Los Gatos CA 110 East Main Street 95030 408-354-6872

Milpitas Building Department Milpitas CA 455 East Calaveras Boulevard 95035 408-586-3240

Milpitas Planning Department Milpitas CA 455 East Calaveras Boulevard 95035 408-586-3279

Morgan Hill Building Department Morgan Hill CA 17575 Peak Avenue 95037 408-779-7241

Morgan Hill Planning Department Morgan Hill CA 17555 Peak Avenue 95037 408-779-7247

Palo Alto Permits Palo Alto CA 285 Hamilton Avenue 94301 650-329-2496

Palo Alto Planning Department Palo Alto CA 250 Hamilton Avenue 94301 650-329-2441

San Jose City Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits San Jose CA 200 East Santa Clara Street 95113 408-535-3555

Santa Carla Planning Department San Jose CA 70 West Hedding Street 95110 408-299-5780

Santa Clara Planning Department Santa Clara CA 1500 Warburton Avenue 95050 408-615-2450

Saratoga Building Department Saratoga CA 13777 Fruitvale Avenue 95070 408-868-1201

Saratoga City Planning Department Saratoga CA 13777 Fruitvale Avenue 95070 408-868-1252

Sunnyvale Zoning Sunnyvale CA 456 West Olive Avenue 94086 408-730-7444


Town and City Halls in Santa Clara County, CA provide municipal services for their community, such as preserving vital records and issuing and filing building permits. These Santa Clara County building permits may be required for a number of construction projects, including renovations, demolitions, repairs, land development, and planned construction. They may also issue land use permits related to property boundary lines, as well as occupancy permits that certify that a building meets code and can be occupied by residents in Santa Clara County, California. These records can be used to prove that a construction project has a valid Santa Clara County permit, find approved and rejected permit applications, or to look up building permit requirements, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Town and City Halls typically provide online access to their building permit services.

Campbell City Hall Campbell CA 70 North 1st Street 95008 408-866-2100

Cupertino City Hall Cupertino CA 10300 Torre Avenue 95014 408-777-3200

Gilroy City Hall Gilroy CA 7351 Rosanna Street 95020 408-846-0400

Los Altos City Hall Los Altos CA 1 North San Antonio Road 94022 650-947-2700

Los Altos Hills Town Hall Los Altos Hills CA 26379 Fremont Road 94022 650-941-7222

Milpitas City Hall Milpitas CA 455 East Calaveras Boulevard 95035 408-586-3000

Morgan Hill City Hall Morgan Hill CA 17555 Peak Avenue 95037 408-779-7271

Mountain View City Hall Mountain View CA 500 Castro Street 94041 650-903-6332

Palo Alto City Hall Palo Alto CA 250 Hamilton Avenue 94301 650-329-2100

San Jose City Hall San Jose CA 200 East Santa Clara Street 95113 408-535-3500

Santa Clara City Hall Santa Clara CA 1500 Warburton Avenue 95050 408-615-2200

Saratoga City Hall Saratoga CA 13777 Fruitvale Ave 95070 408-868-1200

Sunnyvale City Hall Sunnyvale CA 650 W Olive Ave 94086


Code Enforcement Offices in Santa Clara County, CA are responsible for ensuring compliance with building codes, zoning rules, and other regulations. As part of enforcing these codes and regulations, Santa Clara County Code Enforcement often issue building permits. These permits may be required for Santa Clara County land development, demolition, repairs, renovations, and other kinds of construction. They may also issue Santa Clara County occupancy permits at the end of a construction project, which certify that the building meets code and can be occupied. Code Enforcement Offices may also be responsible for issuing certificates of zoning compliance, and they produce reports that show if a building has any code violations or has a valid Santa Clara County permit for construction. Their office can also help look up building permit rules, apply for a permit, or search for approved permits. Code Enforcement Offices often provide online access to their building permit records.

Cupertino Building Permits & Code Enforcement Cupertino CA 10300 Torre Avenue 95014 408-777-3228

Los Altos Code Enforcement Los Altos CA 1 North San Antonio Road 94022 650-947-2775

Milpitas City Code Enforcement Milpitas CA 455 East Calaveras Boulevard 95035 408-586-3075

Sunnyvale City Code Enforcement Sunnyvale CA 456 West Olive Avenue 94086 408-730-7610


Building Inspectors in Santa Clara County, CA ensure that all construction projects meet building codes and regulations. They are responsible for monitoring designs, building materials, Santa Clara County building safety codes, and utilities like electricity and plumbing. As part of this job, Santa Clara County Building Inspectors issue permits for new construction, remodels, renovations, and planned construction. They also issue demolition, relocation, and occupancy permits, including inspection reports that verify that a Santa Clara County property is safe for residents. Building Inspectors maintain records and reports on their inspections and permits, which include information about the Santa Clara County property owners, the property, and whether the permit is valid. Their records also show Santa Clara County violations and work stoppage orders. They provide information on how to receive a permit as well as permit requirements, and much of this information may be available on the Building Inspector website.

Mountain View Building Inspector Mountain View CA 500 Castro Street 94041 650-903-6313

Palo Alto Building Inspector Palo Alto CA 285 Hamilton Avenue 94301 650-329-2496

San Jose Building Inspector San Jose CA 200 East Santa Clara Street 95113 408-535-3555

Sunnyvale Building Inspector Sunnyvale CA 456 West Olive Avenue 94086 408-730-7605