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Building Division

The Building Division is responsible for ensuring that all construction projects permitted within the City comply with the California Building Codes, the Foster City Municipal Code and all other applicable codes and regulations.

Hours: The Building Division hours are 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Counter Hours:

The Building Division counter hours are from 8:00 am - 4:45 pm, closed from 12:00 pm - 1:00 pm on Fridays. (NO PERMITS ISSUED AFTER 4:30 pm)

The Building Division counter is closed the 3rd Thursday of the month from 8:00 am - 9:00 am


To schedule a building inspection contact the Building Division at 650-286-3227. Inspections are scheduled on a first come first serve basis, please call for availability. Twenty-four hour minimum advance notice is required.

When calling to schedule an inspection you will need to provide the address, application number, and the type of inspection requested, contact name and phone number.

Inspection Hours:

Mornings 8:30 am - 12:00 pm                               
Afternoons 1:00 pm - 4:00 pm

Express Plan Check Hours: Tuesdays from 1:00 pm to 3:00 pm  (click here to see if your job qualifies for Express Plan Check)
Building Division
Plan Check turnaround times:

Project valuation under $100,000 notification is within one week
Project valuation between $100,000 and $1,000,000 notification is within two weeks
Project valuation over $1,000,000 notification is within four weeks.

Click here for additional information.

Construction Hours:

Operating any tools or equipment used in construction, repair, alteration, demolition or landscape maintenance is permissible in a residential district or within 100 yards of a residential district between the following hours:

7:30 am to 8:00 pm on weekdays
9:00 am to 8:00 pm on weekends and legal holidays

Major projects are subject to more stringent work hours limitations in their conditions of approval.


Building Division Contacts:

Marty Cooper Building Official 650-286-3240
Matthew Farrell
Senior Building Inspector 650-286-3233
Eric Dreesman Building Inspector 650-286-3243
Len Matchniff Building Inspector 650-286-3226
Joe Tamayo
Building Inspector
Troy Gobrera
Building Permit Technician
Kevin McGill
Office Assistant

City Hall - 610 Foster City Blvd.
Foster City, CA 94404
(650) 286-3200