Smart Permit Search

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Welcome to the City of Santa Clara's "Smart Permit" SEARCH providing businesses and citizens with permit information online. You can check the status of a current permit or check the permit history for an address or parcel.

SmartPermit Search

Smart Permit Search

Using the Smart Permit SEARCH

Look up permit or parcel information and see an on line report on current or historical permits. You can look up the desired permit information by entering the case number (if known) or by entering the address or parcel number. Once you have entered the case number or address, click on the “Lookup Information” button and the permit information will appear on the bottom portion of the web page. You may need to scroll down the page or adjust screen magnification to see the results. Click on the “Clear Search Values” button to begin a new search. 

Supported Browsers

To ensure the best experience with Smart Permit, you will need to use one of the following web browsers:
Microsoft Internet Explorer version 10 and up
Google Chrome
Mozilla Firefox
Safari (For Macs and iOS devices)

If you would like to see the copies of original plans, please come to the Permit Center at 1500 Warburton Avenue for further instructions.

To apply for permits online, visit Online Permit and Inspection.

NOTE: The City's Online Permit and Inspection application will be down for maintenance on July 24th (5:30PM to 6:30PM). All services will be unavailable during this time. We apologize for any inconvenience.

Questions? Please call us at 408-615-2440 or email us at

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