How can I get an estimate for the Building Permit fees?

You will need to gather and provide the following information to the Building Safety Department Permit Center:

  1. Project Address
  2. Project Name
  3. Applicant and contact person information including Name, Phone Number, and Postal or Email Address
  4. Project description, including the square footage and a brief explanation of the scope of the work.
  5. Construction Valuation
  6. Occupancy Classification (indicating the use of the building)
  7. Type of Construction (indicating wood, steel, or concrete)


The Permit Center will respond to your request within 24 hours. If you have any questions, please contact us at 408-586-3240.

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1. What are the Building and Safety Department contacts and hours?
2. When is a Permit required?
3. When is a Building Permit not required?
4. When is an Electrical Permit not required?
5. When is a Mechanical Permit not required?
6. When is a Plumbing Permit not required?
7. How can I get an estimate for the Building Permit fees?
8. Which fees do I have to pay at submittal time and also after my plans are approved?
9. Which permits can be obtained online, (E-Permits)?
10. Which permits can be obtained over the counter?
11. Can I setup an appointment for reviewing my plans?
12. Can I request "overtime" (after hours) plan check?
13. What will happen after I submit my plans for review?
14. How long does it take to review my plans?
15. Who can obtain a Building Permit after the plans are approved?
16. Can I do work before obtaining a Building Permit if plans are already submitted for review?
17. What are the applicable codes used by the City of Milpitas, Building and Safety?
18. What are the design wind load and wind exposure that must be used for structures constructed in the City of Milpitas?
19. How can I schedule an inspection?
20. Can I schedule an inspection online?
21. How can I cancel or reschedule an inspection?
22. How much is a re-inspection fee and when is the re-inspection fee applicable?