Online Express Permits

The City of Fremont is pleased to offer online express permits. Fremont residents planning simple upgrades to their home can obtain the necessary building permits online.

As the City streamlines the permitting process for these types of express permits, the option to obtain these permits by fax will no longer be available. The City is encouraging applicants to start using the easier online process. It improves customer flow at the permitting counter, saves time and money, and reduces paper clutter. It’s a win-win for the City and the Fremont community!
Express Permits
Online express permits are available for the following residential projects:

To get started, applicants need to submit a Building Permit Application and any supporting documentation by email to Processing times for online express permits may vary, depending on the type of permit. The City will make every effort to issue permits in a timely manner.

Please note that for online residential solar permits, applicants must email

For more information, contact Plans and Permits by email or at 510-494-4460.