Building Permits

Building permits are the way the City of Fremont regulates construction to ensure that it is safe for occupancy or use. This is done through the review of plans and periodic inspections to verify compliance with the current California Building Code and local regulations. Every permit requires a building inspection.

How to Obtain a Building Permit

Building permits are issued at the Development Services Center at 39550 Liberty Street. A completed Permit Application is required, and permits can only be issued to a Licensed Contractor or a Property Owner. To verify contractor license information, visit the Contractors State License Board.

Residential Projects and Resources

Check out our new webpage for the resources you need to complete your residential project!

Residential Projects Webpage

Common Building Permits

Permit Fees

For fee information, see the Fee Schedules.

Coordinating with Other Agencies

To assist you in obtaining your permits, coordination with outside agencies may be necessary. Visit our Agency Coordination List for the contact information of these different agencies.

Other Resources

California Green Building Standards

New green standards are in effect. See Recycling Requirements for Construction & Demolition Projects.

Smoke Alarm and Carbon Monoxide Detectors

Projects for residential dwelling units with a valuation of $1,000 or greater require verification of smoke alarm and carbon monoxide detectors. Please contact the Inspection Division at 510-494-4400 for detector requirements for your project.

Accela Citizen Access

Introducing Accela Citizen Access,

the City of Fremont’s new online tool!

  • Look up permitting information on a specific property.
  • Check on the status of a permit.
  • Request a building inspection.
  • Submit a complaint to the City's Code Enforcement division.
  • Visit Access to get started.