Building Division: Department of Building & Planning
WELCOME TO 24/7 ONLINE PERMITTING
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A PERMIT?
Contractors, Consultants and Homeowner/Builders will need to register with the Town in advance of being provided login credentials. To obtain a username and password, please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org with the following information:
- SUBJECT: eTRAKiT Registration Request
- Company Name
- Contact Name
- Phone Number
CONTRACTORS/CONSULTANTS please also attach the following documents:
- Copy of your Town of Hillsborough Business License
- Copy of your current Contractors State License Board (CSLB) License
- Proof of Insurances
- Copy of Workers Compensation Insurance Information
- Liability Insurance Information (if cutting or trenching)
- USA number (if cutting or trenching)
OWNER/BUILDERS please also attach the following documents:
- Completed and Signed copy of the Town’s Property Owner’s Package
- Copy of your Driver’s License
WHAT PERMIT APPLICATIONS ARE YOU CURRENTLY ACCEPTING?
- Building (BLD)
- Plumbing (PLB)
- Mechanical (MEC)
- Electrical (ELC)
- Mechanical/Electrical/Plumbing (M/E/P)
- Combination (COM)
For stand-alone Encroachment (ENC) and Grading (GRD) permits please email Natalie Gribben, Associate Engineer, at email@example.com
ARE YOU ACCEPTING PLANNING APPLICATIONS?
Yes! Please visit our Planning Applications page at https://www.hillsborough.net/247/Planning-Applications for details on how to submit an application.
I HAVE AN ACTIVE BUILDING PERMIT APPLICATION WITH THE TOWN. WHAT IS THE STATUS AND WHEN CAN I PICK IT UP?
Beginning May 4, 2020, Department staff will be contacting applicants to provide them direction on how to pay for and pick up approved permits. At this time staff will be taking payments for permits at the Building & Planning Department Counter or for your convenience online. For the health and safety of all, please do not come to Town Hall to pay for a permit until you have been contacted by Department staff.
Please contact the Building Division at firstname.lastname@example.org, or call (650) 375.7411.
Thank you for your understanding in these uncertain times. Please continue to check this page for the most current updates regarding the building permit submittal process.
Town Hall is currently open to the public as we continue to remain paperless are accepting online permits. If you would like to schedule an inspection please feel free to call and Town staff will assist.
Purpose of the 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.
Electronic Permit Tracking
The Building and Planning Division 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 & Permitting Information
Permit records can be accessed online, as well as general information regarding the Building Division Office. To Schedule an Inspection please call the Building Department at (650) 375-7411 please allow 24 hours for a response to your request.