Which fees do I have to pay at submittal time and also after my plans are approved?

Generally, the fees you need to pay are categorized as indicated below:

  1. Plan checking Fees: need to be paid at the time of submittal before the review has started.
  2. Inspection Fees: need to be paid after the permit application approval.
  3. Miscellaneous fees include Imaging fee, Seismic fee, Additional Hourly Plan Check fee, and Additional Hourly Inspection fee (applicable in some situations).


You can request an estimate of your Permit fees prior to submittal of permit application package. Please refer to question "How can I get an Estimate for a Building Permit Fees".

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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?