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Development Services Center


The Development Services Center (DSC) is a one-stop shop for accepting, reviewing, and approving permit 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**

 

Development Services Center Open


To help construction projects move forward in Fremont and provide an alternative to online services, the City’s Development Services Center is open to the public; however, services and staffing are limited. For more information, please read this City news article

Online Permits

The City has implemented an online submittal process for all new permit requests using the City's Citizen Access portal. The online submittal process should be used for all new permit requests including planning permitsbuilding/fire permitssolar permits, and engineering permits. This includes building permits for basic home upgrade projects like water heater replacements, roof replacements, and minor kitchen/bathroom remodels. For more information, please visit the City's Online Permits webpage.

Online Payments for Permits

The City is accepting online payments for permit fees through Citizen Access. Payments can be submitted for planning permits, building/fire permits, and engineering permits. For more information, please read this City news article.


Building Inspection Services


To align with the revised Alameda County Shelter in Place Order, the City is expanding building inspection services for construction projects that comply with the Order and follow the Construction Project Safety Protocols included in the Order. Building inspections are available for all projects. Inspections can be scheduled online through the City’s Accela Citizen Access portal or by phone at 510-494-4885.

New Remote Procedures for Design Review Inspections


All new buildings, additions to buildings, and building site improvements require design review inspections by City staff. Design review inspections for buildings under construction are now being handled remotely using photographs provided by the project contractor. Applicants should send an email with their permit number, project address, and photographs. For more information, please contact design review staff at 510-494-4480 or by email.
For more information and updates to City services, please visit the City's Coronavirus webpage.

Building Permits

 
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 building permit, use the online submittal process 
through the City’s Citizen Access portalFor more information, please visit the City's Online Permits webpage or contact the Plans and Permits Division at 510-494-4460.

Business Hours

  • Monday to Thursday: 8:00 a.m to 12:00 p.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
  • Friday: 8:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

Citizen Access


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