Building Departments in Santa Clara County, California

There are 19 Building Departments in Santa Clara County, California, serving a population of 1,911,226 people in an area of 1,290 square miles. There is 1 Building Department per 100,590 people, and 1 Building Department per 67 square miles.

In California, Santa Clara County is ranked 46th of 58 counties in Building Departments per capita, and 8th of 58 counties in Building Departments per square mile.

List of Santa Clara County Building Departments

Find Santa Clara County, California building departments, planning, permits, zoning, and inspections.

Campbell Building Department 70 North 1st Street Campbell, CA

Cupertino Permits 10300 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA

Cupertino Zoning 10300 Torre Avenue Cupertino, CA

Gaston County Planning Department 80 Highland Avenue San Martin, CA

Los Altos Planning Department 1 North San Antonio Road Los Altos, CA

Los Gatos Permits 41 Miles Avenue Los Gatos, CA

Los Gatos Zoning 110 East Main Street Los Gatos, CA

Milpitas Building Department 455 East Calaveras Boulevard Milpitas, CA

Milpitas Planning Department 455 East Calaveras Boulevard Milpitas, CA

Morgan Hill Building Department 17575 Peak Avenue Morgan Hill, CA

Morgan Hill Planning Department 17555 Peak Avenue Morgan Hill, CA

Palo Alto Permits 285 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto, CA

Palo Alto Planning Department 250 Hamilton Avenue Palo Alto, CA

San Jose City Building Department, Planning, Zoning and Permits 200 East Santa Clara Street San Jose, CA

Santa Carla Planning Department 70 West Hedding Street San Jose, CA

Santa Clara Planning Department 1500 Warburton Avenue Santa Clara, CA

Saratoga Building Department 13777 Fruitvale Avenue Saratoga, CA

Saratoga City Planning Department 13777 Fruitvale Avenue Saratoga, CA

Sunnyvale Zoning 456 West Olive Avenue Sunnyvale, CA

About the Santa Clara County Building Department

Building Departments in Santa Clara County, CA are responsible for ensuring safe construction of buildings located in their jurisdictions. Building Departments create building codes and standards for building construction to ensure building safety. The Santa Clara County DOB is involved in all aspects of construction, including zoning laws, design requirements, building materials, trade and professional license regulation.

You may contact the Building Department for questions about:
  • Santa Clara County, California building inspection records
  • Contractor license searches
  • Santa Clara County building codes
  • Building permit violations, appeals, and fines
  • Construction permits and building ordinances
  • Santa Clara County, CA zoning laws and requirements

Santa Clara County Building Structure & Housing Statistics

Find Santa Clara County Residential Housing Units, Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year, Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics, Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics, and Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics. Data Source: U.S. Census Bureau; American Community Survey, 2018 ACS 5-Year Estimates.

Santa Clara County Residential Housing Units
 Santa Clara CountyCalifornia
Total Housing Units665,36514,084,824
Occupied Housing Units635,525 (95.5%)12,965,435 (92.1%)
Santa Clara County Occupied Residential Buildings
 Santa Clara CountyCalifornia
Single-Family Detached Homes338,684 (53.3%)7,566,088 (58.4%)
Single-Family Attached Homes68,190 (10.7%)920,191 (7.1%)
2 Apartments10,348 (1.6%)308,873 (2.4%)
3 or 4 Apartments34,130 (5.4%)714,188 (5.5%)
5 to 9 Apartments31,766 (5.0%)789,950 (6.1%)
10 or More Apartments133,466 (21.0%)2,205,200 (17.0%)
Mobile Home or Other Type of Housing18,941 (3.0%)460,945 (3.6%)
Santa Clara County Occupied Residential Buildings Construction Year
 Santa Clara CountyCalifornia
2014 or Later12,577 (2.0%)132,134 (1.0%)
2010 to 201314,601 (2.3%)216,232 (1.7%)
2000 to 200957,813 (9.1%)1,464,564 (11.3%)
1980 to 1999143,636 (22.6%)3,377,514 (26.1%)
1960 to 1979258,974 (40.7%)4,034,411 (31.1%)
1940 to 1959116,991 (116,991.0%)2,564,501 (2,564,501.0%)
1939 or Earlier30,933 (4.9%)1,176,079 (9.1%)
Santa Clara County Occupied Residential Buildings Room Characteristics
 Santa Clara CountyCalifornia
1 Room21,385 (3.4%)445,167 (3.4%)
2 or 3 Rooms357,076 (56.2%)7,908,811 (61.0%)
4 or 5 Rooms224,851 (35.4%)5,031,756 (38.8%)
6 or 7 Rooms182,984 (28.8%)3,672,513 (28.3%)
8 or More Rooms97,710 (15.4%)1,825,203 (14.1%)
Santa Clara County Occupied Residential Buildings Bedroom Characteristics
 Santa Clara CountyCalifornia
No Bedroom23,229 (3.7%)505,729 (3.9%)
1 Bedroom83,802 (13.2%)1,695,883 (13.1%)
2 or 3 Bedrooms357,076 (56.2%)7,908,811 (61.0%)
4 or More Bedrooms171,418 (27.0%)2,855,012 (22.0%)
Santa Clara County Occupied Residential Building Facility Characteristics
 Santa Clara CountyCalifornia
With Complete Plumbing Facilities633,695 (99.7%)12,908,038 (99.6%)
With Complete Kitchen Facilities629,773 (99.1%)12,815,959 (98.8%)