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Building and Planning Department - Building Division

Welcome to the Town of Hillsborough Building Division

The Building Division issues building permits to homeowners and contractors to regulate construction within the Town's limits. We work closely with the Planning Division to help maintain a small-town feeling while ensuring that modern-day building safety requirements are met.

It takes everyone in a community to keep our homes, schools, and other buildings safe. The Building Division is happy to provide you with the following information to help your family learn more about building safety and the important part that building codes and permits play in your everyday life. Use this website to get the latest code information or to obtain the resources you need to learn more the Town of Hillsborough's requirement for building.

Electronic Permit Tracking

The Building and Planning Department offers a community service public data base website called eTrakit. This website will allow the public and staff to access project, planning, permit, inspection, contractors, licenses, plan checking, and land information using the web-enabled screens and functions. This site will allow owners and applicants 24/7 access to review the status of their projects from the comfort of their home.

Online Project and Permitting Information Web Site

http://permits.hillsborough.net - This site provides access to the permit records of Hillsborough, CA as well as general information regarding our office

Changes to the California Building Code Effective January 2014 

Starting January 1, 2014 all projects that are submitted for building, plumbing, electrical and mechanical permits will be required to comply with the 2013 California Code of Regulations Title 24. This Code is the Building, Residential, Electrical, Plumbing, Mechanical, Energy, Green Standards and Reference Standards codes. These codes can be found on the State of California website.

Ongoing Programs and Resources
Information regarding various ongoing programs and resources is available on the Green Building Resources webpage.   Recent program information is included below:

  Green Town SunShares Program 

Have you been thinking about energy efficiency or solar energy system installation, but don’t know where to start? Green Towns SunShares is here to help!

The Bay Area Climate Collaborative is offering homeowners in the towns of Hillsborough, Portola Valley and Woodside a special energy efficiency and solar group buy program. This program will guide you through upgrading your home to reduce utility bills, increase home comfort and generate clean energy.

The time is now. In addition to the great group discounts, there are significant savings available through energy efficiency rebates offered by the State’s Energy Upgrade CA Program.

Join your neighbors in the Green Towns SunShares program!  If you’re ready to sign up (no obligation) visit our Green Town SunShares website.


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