Planning Permits

​**Important Notice: Online Pre-Application**


The City is accepting online pre-applications for the following permits: planning permitsbuilding permits, and engineering permitsThe pre-application is available online through the City’s Accela Citizen Access portal. For more information, please visit the City's Pre-Application for Permits webpage.

Permit Information


If you do not find what you need or need more information, please contact the Planning Division at (510) 494-4455 or choose from other permit types by visiting the City's Permits webpage.

How to Apply for a Planning Permit

Step 1: Identify which application(s) you need to submit.


If you need help determining the correct application type, please refer to the informational handouts below, call the Zoning Information Line at (510) 494-4455, or send an email

Step 2: Complete the Universal Planning Application.


The Universal Planning Application is required for all submittals. All applicants must complete the fillable pages of the application
(pages 1-6 and page 8).

Step 3: Assemble required submittal items.


The Universal Planning Application details the submittal requirements for all Planning application types and provides links to the required submittal items. Find your application type on pages 7-8 to identify the materials needed, including any supplemental checklists or stand-alone applications. You can find corresponding submittal requirement descriptions and links on pages 9-13. You must certify that the application is complete on page 8 and on any supplemental checklist or stand-alone application that you submit.

Step 4: Submit application and deposit to the City.


Applications must be submitted in person at the Development Services Center, located at 39550 Liberty Street in Fremont. The Center is open from 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Thursday and 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Friday. Required deposit amounts can be found on page 2 of the Universal Planning Application.

Informational Worksheets (Coming Soon!)


Please contact the Zoning Information Line at (510) 494-4455 or by email with any questions about a specific permit type.

Useful Links


The links below are found within the electronic copy of the Universal Planning Application and are repeated here for your convenience. Please refer to the Application to determine whether a certain document is a submittal requirement for your application type.

Download Universal Planning Application

Universal Planning Application