How long does it take to get a Building Permit?
The length of time to process a Building Permit depends on the complexity of the project. Simple Building Permits, such as re-roof permits, may be able to be issued over the counter. Building Permits for residential remodels which meet applicable zoning and building codes generally take two to four weeks to issue. If your plans do not comply with a stakeholder city department and/or agency requirements, you will be required to submit revised plans that will be reviewed. Subsequent city department and/or agency reviews take two to four weeks to complete from the time a revision is submitted. In addition to the complexity of the proposed project, work load can affect processing time. Please contact the Building Division at 408-866-2130 to discuss the scope of your specific project to get an estimated timeline for processing.

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1. What is the zoning of my property?
2. What uses are allowed on this commercial/industrial property?
3. Can I subdivide my property?
4. Where, and how tall, can my fence be?
5. Do I need a permit to remove a tree?
6. Can I put on shed on my property, where can I put it, and do I need a permit?
7. What are my minimum building setbacks?
8. Can I run a business from my home?
9. Can I construct a granny unit on my property?
10. Where is my property line, and what is the size of my lot?
11. Can I convert my garage to living space?
12. Do I need a permit to erect a sign?
13. How long does it take to get a Development Permit?
14. How long does it take to get a Building Permit?