Community Development

Community Development
The role of the Community Development Department is to move the community toward the sustainable, strategically urban community envisioned in the City's General Plan. Department activities include providing professional assistance to developers, contractors, businesses, and homeowners; preserving open space; building high-quality strategically urban residential and commercial development; and maintaining and increasing the range of housing alternatives.

The department includes the divisions of Building and Safety, Housing, Planning, and Sustainability.

**Important Notices**

Development Services Center Closed March 16 to April 7, 2020

Effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 7, 2020, most City of Fremont facilities will be closed to the public, including the Development Services Center located at 39550 Liberty Street in Fremont. The Development Services Center is the City's one-stop shop for accepting, reviewing, and approving permit applications and construction documents for all types of projects. During this closure, the City will not be processing permits.

The health and safety of the Fremont community is the City’s number one priority as we continue to monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The City is implementing these temporary precautionary changes to non-essential City operations to protect City employees and the public who use City services by limiting person-to-person contact.

If you have scheduled business with the Development Services Center (building inspections, plan check appointments, etc.) you will be contacted by City staff. Staff will also be available by phone or email to provide assistance and answer questions. Please see the contact information below.

  • Building Inspection: 510-494-4400 or email
  • Code Enforcement: 510-494-4430 or email
  • Development Services Center: 510-494-4443 or email
  • Housing: 510-494-4500 or email
  • Planning: 510-494-4440 or email
  • Plans and Permits: 510-494-4460 or email
  • Sustainability: email
Further updates regarding service delivery will be announced over the following days as additional information is available.

The City continues to work closely with Alameda County Public Health Department to monitor and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more information and updates, please visit the City's Coronavirus webpage.

Building and Safety

Development Services Center

  • One-stop shop for accepting, reviewing, and approving permit applications and construction documents
  • Staff available to answer questions regarding zoning, planning, engineering, and inspections

Development and Affordable Housing Fees

  • Information on actions approved by the Fremont City Council regarding development impact fees and affordable housing fees in Fremont




  • Current environmental sustainability efforts and Climate Action Plan progress

Contact Us

  1. Community Development Department

    39550 Liberty St.
    Fremont, CA 94538
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    Ph: 510-494-4448
    Staff Contact List 


    Monday - Thursday
    8 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

    8 a.m. - Noon
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