Community Development Department

Community Development Department Limited Services as of 4/1/20

In compliance with the Order of the Health Officer of Santa Clara County, issued 3/3/1/20, the Gilroy Community Development Department offers the following limited services.  If you have any questions after reading this information, please call (408) 846–0451 and leave a message.  Your call will be returned within one business day.

Building Division

Building Services are limited to projects that are deemed as “Essential Businesses” per the Santa Clara County Order as of March 31. For projects deemed essential, on-site inspections will only be conducted for those adhering to protocols that ensure the health and safety of the inspector and those on the job site.  Some inspections may be conducted remotely through use of photos or videos.  Please view the Building-Safety-Division page for more information or call 408-846-0572 and leave a message.

Electronic building plan submittals will be reviewed, however no permits will be issued except for those projects deemed essential.  All communication will be conducted through email, phone or other electronic means. Send all electronic plan submittals to Christina.villarreal@cityofgilroy.org

For questions regarding the status of building submittals, please call 408-846-0240

 Planning Division

Planning staff are providing limited, remote service for priority projects.  All communication will be conducted through email, phone or other electronic means.  No new applications will be accepted at this time.  Priority projects include;

  • Projects that meet the criteria for “essential businesses” as defined by the County Order and as noted below.
  • Projects with state mandated deadlines.
  • Please note that meetings for the Planning Commission, Historic Heritage Committee have been cancelled through May.

For questions about the status of applications already submitted to Planning, please call 408-846-0451 and leave a message.

 Fire Inspection, Hazardous Materials and Wastewater Pre-Treatment

Fire Prevention staff are currently only responding to life/safety matters.  If there is an immediate threat, please call 9-1-1.  For non-urgent life/safety fire inspection, hazardous materials or pre-treatment matters, please call 408-846-0451 and leave a message.

 Housing Services

Housing staff are providing limited, remote services including;

  • Review of quarterly reports and payments to agencies that are CDBG and Gilroy Housing Trust Fund recipients.  Staff will reach out via email requesting quarterly reports.

Eviction Moratorium

 Code Enforcement

Code Enforcement staff are currently only responding to life/safety matters.  If there is an immediate threat, please call 9-1-1.  For non-urgent life/safety code enforcement matters, please call 408-846-0451 and leave a message.

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Divisions


The Community Development Department is committed to working with the public, development community, and non-profits to enhance the quality of life in our community; promote safe, attractive, and sustainable development; and facilitate development projects that meet the city's objectives.  Follow the links on this page to access information about each of the Community Development Department's Divisions.

Economic Development


Economic development is a key component of the Community Development Department's team that works across divisions and departments to update codes and policies and streamline commercial and industrial development.  Visit the city's Economic Development Division for more information.  The Community Development Department also works in conjunction with the Gilroy Economic Development Corporation to facilitate new and expanding commercial and industrial projects in Gilroy.

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