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
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
Submission Directly to the Fire Department for a Fire Department Permit
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
- Fire Department Project Transmittal Sheet
- PDF Drawings at a legible scale
- PDF Cutsheets
- Calculations, if applicable
- Fire Flow Information, if applicable
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.