If you are planning to construct a new building, alter an existing building or change the use of a business you may need a planning permit. Common projects that may require planning approval include:
- Construct a new building
- Increase the size or change the exterior appearance of your home or business
- Construct tenant improvements
- Install a sign
- Install a new use or change an existing use
You should contact a city planner to determine what, if any, planning approvals may be necessary for your project. You can speak to a planner at the Planning and Building counter in City Hall or call 650-616-7074 to make an appointment.