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**Important Notices**

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.

Limiting Weight of Building Plan Sets

The Development Services Center is implementing a 20-pound weight limit for building plans sets. Plans must be rolled and bound separately. Two or more sets rolled together cannot exceed 20 pounds. Single plan sets that exceed 20 pounds must be separated into volumes. Please keep this in mind when planning your visit. We appreciate your patience in implementing this new process.
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Building and Fire Codes
Find ordinances for building and fire codes, energy reach does, earthquake hazard reduction, and post-disaster situations

Building Code Handouts
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Building Permits
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Electronic Plan Review


Plan Check Review
Learn more about submitting your projects and plans for review

Plan Review Schedule
Look up timetables for the plan review process

Residential Projects and Resources
Find everything you need to start your residential project
Accela Citizen Access
Introducing Citizen Access, the City of Fremont’s new online tool!

    • Look up permitting information on a specific property.
    • Check on the status of a permit.
    • Request a building inspection.
    • Submit a complaint to the City's Code Enforcement division.
    • Visit to get started.
    • Learn how to use Citizen Access with our User Guide.

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