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Development Services Center


The Development Services Center (DSC) is a one-stop shop for accepting, reviewing, and approving applications and construction documents for all types of projects. ZoningPlanningEngineering, and Building Inspection staff members are available to answer questions and assist you.

**Important Notices**



2019 Holiday Closure


The Development Services Center will be closed from Monday, December 23, 2019 through Wednesday, January 1, 2020. will re-open for business Thursday, January 2, 2020. Those who may need assistance with building permits and inspections are encouraged to use the time between now and Friday, December 20 to organize project timelines and visit the Center. For those applying for solar installation permits, the deadline to submit plans electronically will be Friday, December 13.

2019 Building Code Update


The new 2019 California Building Code becomes effective January 1, 2020. All permitting and planning applications received prior to January 1, 2020 will be subject to the current 2016 edition of the building code. Applications received on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to the new 2019 building code. Due to the Holiday Closure, the deadline to submit applications under the current 2016 building code is the week of December 16 through December 20, 2019. Please remember the Development Services Center will be closed at 12 p.m. on Friday, December 20, 2019 and will not re-open until Thursday, January 2, 2020.

Limiting Weight of Plan Sets


The Development Services Center is implementing a 20
-pound weight limit for building plans sets. Plans must be rolled and bound separately. Two or more sets rolled together cannot exceed 20 pounds. Single plan sets that exceed 20 pounds must be separated into volumes. Please keep this in mind when planning your visit. We appreciate your patience in implementing this new process.

Building Permits

 
Visit the DSC to obtain a building permit through the Plans and Permits Division. Building permits are needed for all new construction or alteration, movement, enlargement, replacement, or repair of existing homes, buildings, or structures. To apply for a permit, bring the completed application and your plans to the DSC. The amount of time it takes to review plans and issue a permit will depend on the type of project. For more information, contact the Plans and Permits Division at 510-494-4460.

Self-Help Center

 
Find useful information to research the zoning and permitting history of a building or project. You can also submit a record request form via fax at 510-494-4820 or via email at bldinfo@fremont.gov. In many instances, records can be copied for a nominal charge.

Business Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Permit applications submitted less than one hour before closing may require an additional business day for processing.

Citizen Access


Introducing 
Citizen Access, the City of Fremont’s new online tool for looking up permitting information on a specific property, checking on the status of a permit, requesting a building inspection, and submitting a complaint to the City's Code Enforcement division. Citizen Access is quick, convenient, and easy to use. Visit Fremont.gov/CitizenAccess to get started.



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  • Submit your project plans by email.
  • Over-the-counter plan check appointments can also be scheduled during normal office hours. Call 510-494-4461 or email dsc_recep@fremont.gov to schedule an appointment you will receive a response within 24 hours.
  • Please be advised that expedited plan check reviews are not available at this time. We will continue to monitor this and provide updates when available.