Building & Safety Division


The City of Pleasanton is adhering to the Alameda County Public Health Department's order to shelter in place to limit the spread of COVID-19. While the order is in effect, most of the Building & Safety Division's services are being conducted online and by phone, and through in-person appointments for select limited services. Thank you for your patience during this time.


  • Plan Review:  We are only accepting digital building permit applications during this time. No paper submittals will be accepted. We are plan checking electronically and routing electronic plans to our plan checkers and consultants for review. To check the status of your permit, please visit
    • To apply for a permit, please visit our UPDATED Electronic Building Plan Check Submittal page for more information and to submit.
    • Please allow 5 business days for processing and for staff to contact you regarding your submittal.  
  • Inspections: Inspection requests can be done online at or by calling 925-931-5300, Press 1. Inspections may be conducted through a video session on your smart phone or tablet at the job site. You will be contacted the morning of your inspection to coordinate the time of your inspection. All construction safety protocols must be in place and a signed COVID-19 Construction Project Safety Certification form provided to our inspector prior the inspection. 
  • Construction Projects:  All construction projects are subject to safety protocols included in the Alameda County Order of the Health Officer No. 20-10 dated April 29, 2020. Please review the Appendix B-1 for Small Construction Project Safety Protocol or Appendix B-2 for Large Construction Project Safety Protocol. Complete a COVID-19 Construction Project Safety Certification and post at the job site.
  • Payments:  All payments must be by credit card via phone.
  • For general building questions or to schedule an appointment, please call 925-931-5300 or email Monday to Friday, 8 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 to 4 p.m. 


The City of Pleasanton Building & Safety Division provides plan review and field inspections of all structures to ensure safe, healthy, accessible and sustainable buildings that comply with local and state laws; enforces the City's Municipal Code, current building codes, state mandated energy conservation, disabled access and housing laws; and serves as a resource for homeowners, businesses, contractors and designers.

Plan Review Team:

  • Plan review services for new commercial and residential buildings, additions, alterations and repairs to assure that proposed construction work meets minimum life safety, accessibility, sustainability, and structural safety requirements of the codes.
  • Over the Counter Plan Review on Tuesdays, Wednesday and Thursdays by appointment between 8:30 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Call (925) 931-5300 to schedule an appointment and verify if a project sill qualify.
  • Other services including same day over-the-counter permits, demolition permits, and fire permits. Visit the Building Permits page for more information.

Building Inspection Team:

  • Inspection services for building construction to ensure compliance with approved plans, and local and state building code laws.
  • Inspection services available for new residential, commercial and industrial buildings, as well as building additions, remodels, and changes in use.
  • Schedule inspections using or the Voice Permits System at (925) 931-5322.
  • Inspectors are available for calls at (925) 931-5300 from 7:30 a.m. to 8:00 a.m. on the morning of a scheduled inspection.