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Design Development Review Process

Typical Application Process
The first step for any applicant should be to contact the City to learn what kind of application and what submittals are necessary. This can be done either by calling (650) 780-7349 or 780-7231 or by visiting the Counter at City Hall. The Permit Technician will explain the process and the necessary forms to be completed. Listed below are the approximate review times for most permits. Actual review times may vary due to complexity of projects and resubmittals.

One-Stop Plan Review
Be sure to try our "One-Stop Plan Review" service. Representatives from Building, Infrastructure, Planning and Redevelopment, and Fire are available at one time to review and issue permits. These permits include minor tenant improvements, small residential remodels, and signs.

One-Stop Plan Review Sessions are held on Tuesday 2:00pm - 4:00pm, Wednesday *9:00am - 11:00am and 2:00pm - 4:00pm, and Friday *9:00am - 11:00am. 30-minute pre-scheduled appointments are required, and can be made by calling (650) 780-7350.

*Wed. and Fri. morning appointments are for residential plan reviews

Counter Hours
Building Services 7:00am - 5:30pm Mon. - Fri.
Planning Services 8:00am - 5:00pm Mon. - Fri.
Infrastructure Services available as needed (appointments recommended, call 650-780-7380)


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