Building & Safety

**Important Notice: Holiday Closure**


The City is implementing a Holiday Closure for many non-public safety City Services from Monday, Dec. 24, 2018 through Tuesday, Jan. 1, 2019. City offices participating in the Holiday Closure will re-open for business Wednesday, Jan. 2, 2019. Prior to the Holiday Closure going into effect, community members who may need assistance with building permits and inspections are encouraged to use the time between now and Dec. 21 to organize project timelines and visit the Development Services Center. Community members with active building permits can coordinate building inspections with their building inspector at least one week prior to the closure. For questions, please call 510-494-4400.

In addition, all permit transactions, including permits submitted by mail or fax, need to be completed by 12 p.m. on Friday, December 21 due to year-end  financial deadlines and the City’s Holiday Closure. Please come in no later than 11 a.m. on this day if you need to complete a permit.

Building and Safety is a division of the Community Development Department and performs the following services for the Fremont community.

Plans and Permits


The Plans and Permits team processes permits, reviews plans, and issues permits for construction projects within the City of Fremont. Plans and permit applications can be submitted via email or in person at the Development Services Center.

Plans and Permits

Building Inspection


Inspections are performed to ensure that each construction project is in compliance with the approved plans, specifications, and codes. Inspections are required for all building permits and can be scheduled online or by calling 510-494-4885. For commercial AFES, fire alarm, and fire code inspections, contact us via email or by calling 510-494-4428. 
Building Inspection
Code Enforcement
The Code Enforcement team enhances safety within the community and protects property values. Residents can report issues like blighted properties, dangerous buildings, and unsanitary homes. Complaints can be submitted online or by calling 510-494-4430.
Code Enforcement
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.
Accela Citizen Access
Civic Insight
Introducing 
Civic Insight, the City's new interactive map that plots major development (vertical construction) permit activity citywide over the past 10 years. For minor permit activity (e.g., solar, home occupation, encroachment permits), use Citizen Access
Civic Insight

Resources

Tell Us How We Are Doing!

We are continually trying to improve our services. If you obtained a permit within the last year, please take a moment to complete our quick online survey. Thank you!