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The City of Menlo Park is accepting new applications, simple permits, plan check responses to comments, and revisions to issued permits online. Permit issuance is by appointment only. Please expect to interact with staff by phone or email when possible and by appointment when directed by staff.
As described in more detail on the Online services/New applications page, new applications may be submitted via the City’s Permit and Record Web Portal:
Plan resubmittals for all projects that address previous plan review and project addendums are accepted online. The first step is to register or login. After registering, please email your project permit technician or the Permit Team to confirm the account set up and the permit technician assigned to the project will follow up with additional information.
When permits are ready for issuance, the applicant will need to schedule an appointment. Email the Permit Team or call 650-330-6704 to schedule an appointment. A permit technician will respond with instructions on how to proceed.
Note: Fees may be paid by credit card (Visa or MasterCard) or check. Social distancing and safety measures will be observed while issuing permits at City Hall.
Due to the restrictions on building permit applications and inspections resulting from the Coronavirus COVID 19 pandemic, the time limitations on all building permit applications applied for and/or all building permits issued before April 1, 2020, will be automatically extended by 180 days beyond their usual expiration date. No written request is required of an applicant or permittee for this automatic extension to become effective.
You can schedule an inspection by phone or online. To schedule an inspection by phone, please call 650-330-6704 during business hours and provide the following information: job address, inspection type, permit number and contact information.
For online scheduling, visit the Permit and Record Web Portal and follow these steps.
*Please remember that each time you schedule an inspection, it is one 15-minute increment* (i.e., you will need to schedule 4 inspections to secure a one-hour block)
We are not offering over the counter review at this time.
Certificates of Final Occupancy are handled by the Permit Manager.
To apply for a property record search, please contact Building Division staff for instructions on how to proceed. how to proceed.
We are no longer accepting faxes for any permits.
Please visit the Menlo Park Fire Protection District’s digital plan submittal webpage.