New Building Permit Fees effective July 1, 2022.  See the 2022-2023 Building Fee Schedule effective July 1, 2022 for the new fees.

Current Building Permit Fees. See the 2021-2022 Building Fee Schedule effective July 1 2021 for the current fees.

2019 California Building Codes will be effective starting January 1, 2020.

Residential Building Incentive Program effective August 21, 2019.  The City has developed a discount program to promote health, safety, and welfare in the community. These are 50% discounts for all residential customers seeking building permits to replace water heaters, furnaces and air conditioning units, and to install solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.  For more information see the 2022 Residential Building Incentive Program Flyer.  Information is available in the following languages as well.

For Chinese click here.

For Spanish click here.

For Vietnamese click here.

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For a demonstration of the simplified, streamlined fee structure that uses a consistent efficient methodology to calculate fees click on the 2019 Building Fee Structure comparison to 2018 Building Fee Structure.

The Building Safety and Housing Department is streamlining and simplifying forms and processes to better serve you.  Please see the new 2019 Building Permit Plan Review Turn Around Time schedule and compare it to the 2018 Building Permit Plan Review Turnaround Time schedule.

Please see Building Safety and Housing Counter Service Hours effective January 22, 2019.  


The Building Safety and Housing Department is committed to fulfilling the needs of our community, to protect the lives and safety of the citizens of Milpitas, to preserve the City quality of life and contribute to the City’s economic development.

We strive at all times to achieve the highest professional standards and to provide exceptional personalized service that creates a pleasant experience. We promote health and safety in public and private construction and safeguard citizens of the City through enforcement of building codes, City standards and regulations. We work to promote and ensure that new structures and public improvements construction meets all required standards of safety, and that existing structures are maintained in safe conditions.

We are dedicated to providing the very best service to our customers by providing extraordinary service.

Permit Reports for August 2022

  • 103 Commercial Permits Issued
  • 57 Commercial Permits Finaled
  • 176 Residential Permits Issued
  • 142 Residential Permits Finaled
  • 87 Online Permits Issued
  • 50 Solar Permits Issued
  • 0 EV Charging Stations Issued

Contact Us

For all inquiries related to Building Safety and Housing issues, such as permits, inspections, plan checks and design guidelines, housing, and code enforcement please call (408) 586-3240.