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.
2019 Building Code Update
The new 2019 California Building Code becomes effective January 1, 2020. All permitting and planning applications received prior to January 1, 2020 will be subject to the current 2016 edition of the building code. Applications received on or after January 1, 2020 will be subject to the new 2019 building code.
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.
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.
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.
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 Fremont.gov/CitizenAccess to get started.
Introducing 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