2022-2023 Building Fee Schedule became effective July 1, 2022, for the new fees.

2022 California Building Codes will become effective starting January 1, 2023.

Residential Building Incentive Program became effective August 21, 2019.  The City had developed a discount program to promote health, safety, and welfare in the community. These are 50% discounts for all residential customers seeking building permits to replace water heaters, furnaces and air conditioning units, and to install solar photovoltaic or thermal systems.  For more information see the 2022 Residential Building Incentive Program Flyer.  Information is available in the following languages as well.

For Chinese click here.

For Spanish click here.

For Vietnamese click here.

Please see Building Safety Counter Service Hours 


The Building Safety and Housing Department is committed to fulfilling the needs of our community, to protect the lives and safety of the citizens of Milpitas, to preserve the City quality of life and contribute to the City’s economic development.

We strive at all times to achieve the highest professional standards and to provide exceptional personalized service that creates a pleasant experience. We promote health and safety in public and private construction and safeguard citizens of the City through enforcement of building codes, City standards and regulations. We work to promote and ensure that new structures and public improvements construction meets all required standards of safety, and that existing structures are maintained in safe conditions.

We are dedicated to providing the very best service to our customers by providing extraordinary service.

Permit Reports for March 2023

  • 103 Commercial Permits Issued
  • 57 Commercial Permits Finaled
  • 212 Residential Permits Issued
  • 123 Residential Permits Finaled
  • 134 Online Permits Issued
  • 87 Solar Permits Issued
  • 11 EV Charging Stations Issued

Contact Us

For all inquiries related to Building Safety and Housing issues, such as permits, inspections, plan checks and design guidelines, housing, and code enforcement please call (408) 586-3240.