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.
Current environmental sustainability efforts and Climate Action Plan progress
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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 www.Fremont.gov/CitizenAccess to get started.
Introducing Civic Insight, the City's new interactive map that plots major development (vertical construction) permit activity citywide over the past 10 years. Visit www.Fremont.gov/CivicInsight to get started.
For minor permit activity (e.g., solar, home occupation, encroachment permits), use Citizen Access.