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Welcome to Development Services, an award winning, innovative, convenient, one-stop-shop, for all your construction related plan check, permitting, and inspection needs. We strive to provide reliable, accessible, and predictable construction related services while honoring our commitment to ensure all construction complies with State, regional and local code requirements. We have assembled a team of representatives from Utilities, Public Works, Planning & Community Environment, Fire Prevention Bureau, and Building Division to help guide you through all construction related compliance services. Our team of project coordinators will help assess your needs and guide you through the development review process until a permit is issued. Stop in any time from 9am - 4pm Monday through Friday at our convenient location at 285 Hamilton Avenue, across the street from City Hall. 

Once you have received a permit our team of inspectors will respond to your inspection requests via our Inspection Voice Response system or through a live operator. Our inspectors are equipped with the latest in mobile inspection technology and strive to provide predicable and reliable inspections. They have published a series of construction inspection guidelines to help simplify what the inspectors look for in the field. 

This site seeks to offer the same one-stop experience by organizing all the development related information from all the departments in one easy to access place. Use this site to get answers to all your development related needs, access press releases, receive our monthly newsletter, reach our on-line permitting page, gain access to open building data or get the answers to a host of construction questions.
We look forward to hearing back from you. Take a minute to take an anonymous online survey.

Sincerely,

Peter Pirnejad
Development Services Director 
Peter.Pirnejad@cityofpaloalto.org

Last Updated: Oct 3, 2017
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