Building & Safety

Building and Safety is a division of the Community Development Department and performs the following services for the Fremont community: Plans and Permits, Building Inspection, and Code Enforcement.

**Important Notices**

Development Services Center Closed March 16 to May 3, 2020

Effective Monday, March 16 through Sunday, May 3, 2020, most City of Fremont facilities are closed to the public to align with the Shelter in Place Order issued by the Alameda County Public Health Department to help slow the spread of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19).

The Development Services Center located at 39550 Liberty Street in Fremont is closed. 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.

Staff are 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

For more information and updates to City services, please visit the City's Coronavirus webpage.

Plans and Permits

The Plans and Permits team processes permits, reviews plans, and issues permits for construction projects within the City of Fremont. Plans and permit applications can be submitted via email or in person at the Development Services Center.

Plans and Permits

Building Inspection

Inspections are performed to ensure that each construction project is in compliance with the approved plans, specifications, and codes. Inspections are required for all building permits and can be scheduled online or by calling 510-494-4885. For commercial AFES, fire alarm, and fire code inspections, contact us via email or by calling 510-494-4428. 
Building Inspection
Code Enforcement
The Code Enforcement team enhances safety within the community and protects property values. Residents can report issues like blighted properties, dangerous buildings, and unsanitary homes. Complaints can be submitted online or by calling 510-494-4430.
Code Enforcement
Citizen Access
Introducing Citizen Access, the City of Fremont’s new online tool for looking up permitting information on a specific property, checking on the status of a permit, requesting a building inspection, and submitting a complaint to the City's Code Enforcement division. Citizen Access is quick, convenient, and easy to use. Visit to get started.
Accela Citizen Access
Civic Insight
Civic Insight, the City's new interactive map that plots major development (vertical construction) permit activity citywide over the past 10 years. For minor permit activity (e.g., solar, home occupation, encroachment permits), use Citizen Access
Civic Insight


Tell Us How We Are Doing!

We are continually trying to improve our services. If you obtained a permit within the last year, please take a moment to complete our quick online survey. Thank you!