Did you miss the presentations on ADU Requirements and Strengthening Your Home Against an Earthquake

Experts gave presentations on ADU Requirements (granny units) and How to Strengthen Your Home Against an Earthquake at the May 17 Permits & Home Safety Open House at City Hall. If you missed it, no worries! You can view the presentations at www.sanjoseca.gov/building.

More than 500 people came to the Open House. Many expressed thanks to the City for having this event. But did you know—we have this event EVERY DAY, Monday through Friday, at our Development Services Permit Center at City Hall. You can speak with building inspectors, planners, and public works and fire prevention staff and they’ll advise you on your projects—at no cost to you.

Bring your ideas or sketches of your plans, ask any question, and get the expert answer in a way that you can understand. At the Development Services Permit Center, we’re here to serve you. Validated parking is available under the City Hall tower.

Visit www.sanjoseca.gov/permitcenter for our hours of operation. Or call 408-535-3555 with your questions. And a great tool for you is our handout, How to Get a Building Permit, at


The guidance on what you need to know about planning, building codes, and the permit process is free. We’re here to help your home improvement projects succeed. Contestaremos sus preguntas referente a permisos en Español. Chúng tôi sẽ trả lời thắc mắc về giấy phép của quý vị bằng tiếng Việt.

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