Building Department

The Building division reviews architectural and structural plans for compliance with applicable building, plumbing, electrical, mechanical, and energy codes, and conducts site inspections of buildings under construction to ensure compliance with these codes.

COVID-19 Updates

  • Beginning May 4, 2020, construction projects in the Town are allowed to resume activity.  However, construction activity is only allowed as permitted under the March 19, 2020 Order from the State of California. 
  • Construction projects that resume are required to comply with the Construction Project Safety Protocol established by the County of Santa Clara.  
  • The Building Counter at Town Hall is currently closed, but Building staff are available by phone and email.
  • The Building Department is accepting new applications and issuing permits by APPOINTMENT ONLY. Contact the Building Department to discuss submittal requirements and to schedule an appointment. But Please do not submit an application until you have made contact with Building staff. 
  • For building questions, to submit a permit application, or to schedule a building inspection, please call (650) 947-2501 or email

Updated Fee Schedule

The Town has adopted an updated Fee Schedule for Fiscal Year 2020-21 and it is scheduled to go into effect on Monday, July 6, 2020. Additional information about the changes to Building permit fees can be viewed below.   

Hours of Construction

8:00AM - 5:30PM Monday through Saturday, with no heavy equipment allowed on Saturday. For a complete list of observed holidays, please review the Hours of Construction handout.

Building Inspector Counter Hours


The Building Counter is currently closed. To request an appointment to speak with the building inspector, call (650) 947-2501 or email

Building Permit Issuance Hours 

9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. or 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

To Schedule Inspections 

Please call (650) 947-2501 to schedule. Be sure to include job address, permit number, type of inspection, requested date and whether you prefer AM or PM. It is recommended that you schedule inspections 48 hours in advance as inspection slots are not always available next day. Same day inspections are not provided.
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  1. Building Department

    Physical Address
    26379 Fremont Road
    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022


    Mailing Address
    26379 Fremont Road
    Los Altos Hills, CA 94022

    Phone: 650-947-2501

    Building Department Permit Issuance Hours
    9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.
    2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.

    Please call 650-947-2501 to schedule a Building inspection.

    Hours of Construction
    8:00 a.m. - 5:30 p.m. Monday - Saturday
    No heavy equipment allowed on Saturday

    Planning and Building Director

    Zachary Dahl, AICP

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