Permit Information


General Requirements
Each application for a Building Permit shall include a completed Permit Application (PDF), and plans, and specifications as necessary.
Checklists are available for: Commercial (PDF) and Tenant Improvements (PDF)

Note: Certificates of Occupancy are not issued for new residences. Refer to the attached Certificate of Occupancy Policy (PDF) for details.

Plans and Specifications
Plans and specifications shall be drawn to scale and printed on a minimum of 24" x 36" paper and shall be of sufficient clarity to indicate the location, nature and extent of the work proposed, they shall also show in detail that it will conform to the provisions of all relevant codes, laws, ordinances, rules, and regulations.

Grading plans are required to comply with the California Building Code, Appendix J. Deferred submittals such as truss calculations and revisions may be subject to additional plan review and fees. 

Development Impact Fees

To offset the financial impact of new development or a new business on public infrastructure, new projects may be subject to impact fees. Impact fees are calculated and due at building permit issuance. The Morgan Hill Business Portal offers a free Development Impact Fee Estimate calculation.

Alternatively, the City of Morgan Hill's Engineering Land Development Division can create an estimate for your project for a $350 fee. Fees are updated twice yearly. Final impact fees may vary from the estimate. For more information, contact Engineering Land Development at 408-778-6480.