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Community Meetings for Private Tree Removal Permit Process Improvements
Two community meetings were held in August, which allowed the public to provide comments and suggestions on the current private tree removal permit process. For details, please see the Private Tree Removal Permit Process Improvements page.

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Watch Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Home on the San José Permit Center YouTube channel! Spanish and Vietnamese subtitles are included.

Designing an Addition to Your Single-Family Residence

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In Person at the Permit Center

Come to the Permit Center, first floor of City Hall, for assistance with a project submittal or to get answers to your questions. We issue tickets to meet with a planner on a first come, first served basis. See Permit Center's hours of service.

By Phone: 408-535-3555
Talk with a planner by phone during these service hours:
  10:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday   9:00 a.m.-Noon
  1:00-4:00 p.m.
 Friday   10:00 a.m.-Noon 

This website and our Online Permits property/permit information search tool are designed to fulfill many common customer needs. Visit the Permit Center web page for more information specific to the permit process.

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Notice to CEQA Posting: Julian Street GPA, Diridon Station Area Plan Text Amendment & Rezoning
The Initial Study/Addendum for the Julian Street General Plan Amendment, Diridon Station Area Plan Text Amendment & Rezoning is available online. Read on...
Public Review Draft IS/MND: Rotten Robbie #67 Project
The Draft Environmental Impact Report/ Mitigated Negative Declaration for Project Name is available online. Public review period will start October 17, 2017 and end on November 6, 2017. Read on...