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Development Center Holiday Hours

Development Center Holiday Hours

Until December 23, the Development Center is opening one hour earlier at 8 a.m. each day to accommodate the expected increase in permit activity before building code changes go into effect on January 1, 2020. Please note however that the Development Center will be closed Tuesday, December 24- Wednesday, January 1, 2020 in observance of the winter holidays. The Development Center will reopen on Thursday, January 2, 2020.

During the closure, the City will provide limited availability for some building field inspections. Final inspection requests must be submitted before the closure by calling the inspection line at (650) 329-2496 and press “2” for scheduling inspections. 

All other inspections can be scheduled during the closure using the “Palo Alto Inspection Request” app or online through the Development Services website here.  

Please be advised that due to the expected high volume of building permit activity in December, plan review turnaround times may be longer. Staff will make every effort to review permits as expeditiously as possible and provide ongoing communications with applicants.


Last Updated: December 6, 2019