Construction Permit Process

Plan Submittal Process

If your project involves hazardous materials and/or hazardous waste, approval from the Fire Department, and permit issuance is required prior to beginning work. Construction, demolition or removal plans may be submitted to the Bureau of Fire Prevention. 

Plan Reviews - Construction Permits

All construction permits shall be charged a standard fee set fourth in the Fire Department's fee schedule. The Fire Department is unable to accept plans without a receipt of payment from the Milpitas Finance Department. This fee covers plan review and inspection time as set forth in the Fire Department's fee schedule. There shall be no reduction in fees where there is a requirement for more than one permit.

Additional time will be invoiced at the standard hourly rate. Determination of inspection and plan review time shall be based on the sum of the actual time of all activities required to complete the inspection or plan review, including travel time.

Permit Service Fee

Your application fees must be paid at the time of the plan submittal. Fees shall not be refunded upon failure of an applicant to receive a permit. There shall be no reduction in fees where there is a requirement for more than one permit, except as provided by the Fee Resolution Number 7352 as amended by the Milpitas Municipal Code Title IV Chapter 3, as adopted by the Milpitas City Council. Additional charges are payable upon presentation of the invoice. No permit shall be finaled nor approved for use shall be granted without payment of all fees.

After-hours Plan Reviews

After hours plan reviews may be requested and are dependent on staff availability. 

After hours plan reviews are charged per the fees specified in the Fire Department's fee schedule.

Construction, demolition, or removal projects that do not require Building Department review and/or approval should be submitted directly to the Bureau of Fire at or via email:
455 East Calaveras Boulevard
Milpitas, CA 95035

To submit plans directly to the Bureau of Fire Prevention, complete the Milpitas Fire Department Project Transmittal Sheet, show receipt of payment by the Milpitas Finance Department, for the appropriate amount specified on the project transmittal sheet and submit it along with two complete sets of plans.

Submission to the Building Department for a Joint Building and Fire Department Permit:

Construction, demolition, or removal projects requiring Building Department review and/or approval should be submitted to the Building Department

For additional questions please contact the Building Department at (408) 586-3240.

Application Submittal Checklist

Plan Submittal Guidelines

Please review our list of Forms and Guidelines to determine whether any of these forms may be used to assist in the preparation of your plans. Following the guidelines and providing the necessary information at the time of plan submission will assist in the processing and review of your plans in a timely manner and may increase the probability of receiving approval at the first submission.

In order to process your application as efficiently as possible, the information listed below, at a minimum, must accompany your submittal. Failure to include this information with your application may extend the plan review time and the time required to obtain a permit or approval.