Welcome to the Town of Los Gatos Building Division
In accordance with Santa Clara County Public Health Order effective April 1, 2020, only construction work deemed essential by the Order can continue. As a result, we will only be performing inspections for construction work deemed essential by the Order. If you believe you meet one or more of the categories for continuing construction, please provide Robert Gray and Joel Paulson an e-mail detailing why you believe you comply with one of the eight essential types of construction. We will review the requests on a case by case basis and make a determination on whether construction can continue.
Town Offices will be closed on May 25
in observance of Memorial Day
The Building Division does not accept Plan Check Submittals or Resubmittals by FedEx, UPS or any other mail courier.
The Building Division helps to ensure health, safety and welfare of the citizens, property owners and visitors of the Town of Los Gatos. The Building Division is responsible for plan review of all new construction, additions and remodels for both commercial and residential properties and construction inspection services for all projects including electrical, plumbing and mechanical installations. We ensure compliance with state and local codes, policies, guidelines and standards of all residential and commercial structures within the town limits.
The Town's new Online Permits System is available for the following Residential permits: Electrical Service Panel (200 amp or less), Copper Repipe, Water Heater Replacement (same type and location), Water Line (repair / replacement), and Furnace and Air Conditioner Replacement (same location) for parcels in the town's jurisdiction. Contractors and property owners can register to use the system to create any of the above permits on the Online Permits System. Contractors must have a current Business License for the Town to obtain permits.
The Building Division also offers online access to view the building permit history for parcels in the town's jurisdiction. Please do not register for an account if you are only viewing permits. The public can view pending and issued building permits from 1994 forward via the web. Building permit history prior to 1994 is available to view via Laserfiche and/or Microfiche at the Town Building Division counter between the hours of 8 a.m. and 1 p.m., Monday through Friday.
Other Associated Links
- California Building Officials
- California Building Standards Commission
- California Energy Commission
- Certified Access Specialist List
- Contractors State License Board
- International Code Council
- ICC Evaluation Services
- Peninsula Chapter -ICC
- Santa Clara County Fire Department
- Santa Clara Valley Water District
- Santa Clara County Environmental Health (click on consumer protection division)
- U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission
- West Valley Sanitation District