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Rosalynn Hughey
Rosalynn Hughey
Director

Permit Center
408-535-3555
Hours of Service

Code Enforcement
408-535-7770
Monday-Friday
Open:  8:00 am - Noon
   1:00 - 5:00pm
Closed:  Noon - 1:00pm
Department of Planning, Building and Code Enforcement
Our Mission: To guide the physical change of San José to create and maintain a safe, healthy, attractive, and vital place to live and work. We engage our community and the City Council in this mission.


Planning Division 
Planning Official Steve McHarris oversees the Planning Division, which updates and implements San José’s General Plan; reviews development proposals for zoning and environmental compliance, and obtains public input on those proposals; supports the Planning Commission; and administers a variety of programs.

Building Division 
Chief Building Official Chu Chang oversees the Building Division, which conducts plan reviews, issues building permits, and inspects projects for building code compliance. The division also oversees the Permit Center and online permitting at www.sjpermits.org.

Code Enforcement
Acting Code Enforcement Official Rachel Roberts oversees the Code Enforcement Division, which manages programs to ensure compliance with housing and neighborhood health, building and zoning codes.

Development Services Permit Center 
The Development Services Permit Center offers distinct and coordinated services as needed by our customers for permits issued by the Planning DivisionBuilding DivisionPublic Works Department, and Fire Prevention Bureau. Development Services also helps customers with development and use permits issued by other departments and public agencies as may be needed by specific types of projects. Learn more at www.sanjoseca.gov/permitcenter.

Media Inquiries
Media inquiries concerning planning, building and code enforcement activities and initiatives are handled by Communications Manager Cheryl Wessling; contact her at 408-535-6817 or .