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,
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
Building Services 7:00am - 5:30pm
Mon - Fri
Planning Services 8:00am - 5:00pm Mon - Fri (closed from 12 -1pm)
Infrastructure Services available as needed (appointments
recommended, call (650) 780-7380)