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.

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.