Pleasanton Permits

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 City's Permit Center 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.

  • Construction Projects:  All construction projects are subject to safety protocols included in the Alameda County Order of the Health Officer No. 10-10 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.
  • Building 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, select the "Permit Status & Inspections" yellow icon below.
  • Building Inspections:  Inspection requests can be done online by scrolling down and selecting the "Permit Status & Inspections" yellow icon below 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 to the inspection.
  • Planning:  We are only accepting electronic Planning applications during this time. No paper submittals will be accepted. Please visit our Electronic Planning Submittal page for more information and instructions. We are available to answer zoning, land use and development questions via phone, email or by appointment at 925-437-4009 or
  • Engineering:  We are only accepting encroachment permit submittals and Heritage Tree Removal applications via email or by appointment. Available to answer questions via phone, email or by appointment at 925-437-4005 or (Engineer On Duty); or 925-931-5672 or 925-931-5514 (Landscape Architecture).
  • Business License:  Renewals will be accepted online. New applications will be accepted by mail or by appointment at 925-931-5440 or



The City of Pleasanton is ready for your business. This site offers a one-stop location for online business and permitting needs. The links below will allow you to check property zoning, estimate permit and development fees, process permits, view permit status, schedule building permit inspections, search City businesses, and obtain licenses necessary to start or expand your business in the City of Pleasanton.


View details of Building, Engineering, Fire, and Planning permits, including permit and application status, on our Citizen Access Site.  In addition you can schedule and manage building permit inspections.




Identify locations within the City where your business may be permitted.





Access City land use and permit information.  Estimate the fees, permits, and licenses necessary to undertake renovation, expansion or relocation projects, and open a new business.




Renew your current business license online.  You will need the Business License Number (top of form) AND PIN# (bottom right of form).





Search City businesses by business name, address, phone number or owner name.