Building Inspection

Building Inspection provides the following services to the Fremont community:
  • Answer building code and inspection requirement questions
  • Finalize permits
  • Perform building inspections to assure compliance with the approved plans
  • Conduct special investigations on in-progress work being done without building permits

**Important Notices**



Development Services Center Closed March 16 to April 7, 2020

Effective Monday, March 16 through Tuesday, April 7, 2020, most City of Fremont facilities will be closed to the public, including the Development Services Center located at 39550 Liberty Street in Fremont. The Development Services Center is the City's one-stop shop for accepting, reviewing, and approving permit applications and construction documents for all types of projects. During this closure, the City will not be processing permits.

The health and safety of the Fremont community is the City’s number one priority as we continue to monitor the Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19). The City is implementing these temporary precautionary changes to non-essential City operations to protect City employees and the public who use City services by limiting person-to-person contact.

If you have scheduled business with the Development Services Center (building inspections, plan check appointments, etc.) you will be contacted by City staff. Staff will also be available by phone or email to provide assistance and answer questions. Please see the contact information below.

  • Building Inspection: 510-494-4400 or email
  • Code Enforcement: 510-494-4430 or email
  • Development Services Center: 510-494-4443 or email
  • Housing: 510-494-4500 or email
  • Planning: 510-494-4440 or email
  • Plans and Permits: 510-494-4460 or email
  • Sustainability: email
Further updates regarding service delivery will be announced over the following days as additional information is available.

The City continues to work closely with Alameda County Public Health Department to monitor and mitigate the spread of COVID-19. For more information and updates, please visit the City's Coronavirus webpage.
Automated Inspection Line
  • Request a building inspection by calling 510-494-4885.
  • Request a commercial AFES, fire alarm, or fire code inspection by email or call 510-494-4428.
  • Have your permit number available when you request an inspection.
  • Inspection requests can be made 24 hours a day, seven days a week on the automated line.
  • Please note that all building and fire inspections must be scheduled before 3:00 pm the day before the appointment.
Online Scheduling for Inspections
Anyone who is listed as a contact person on the permit/record can schedule a building inspection online through Citizen AccessTo add persons to a record so they can schedule an inspection online, an authorization form needs to be completed by the applicant. To learn more on how to do this, visit our Citizen Access User Guide

Inspection Area Assignments
Find out which inspector is assigned to your area.

Daily Inspection Schedule
  • AM inspections are between 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
  • PM inspections are between 12 p.m.- 4 p.m.
  • Please call your assigned inspector the morning of your inspection for information regarding their inspection route.
  • Please note that a narrower time window is not provided.
Always remember to ask for City identification if someone comes to your door claiming to be a Building Inspector or any other city employee. 


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