Warm weather means construction season for both commercial and residential home owners. Whether you’re upgrading, repairing, or trying to reduce your water use (don’t forget to look for rebates), you will probably consider getting a permit for your project. Getting permits for projects may seem like a pain, but it really helps out when you are selling and it may not be as hard as you think.
Many towns and cities now make building permit files available online and at no cost. That doesn’t mean you’ll necessarily be able to understand everything in the file or that what’s online is complete. But it is a help!
Here’s the link for the city of San Jose’s site:
Online permits may be viewed in many other Silicon Valley areas too. Just do a web search for your city or town!