Building & Fire Prevention

The City of Morgan Hill accepts Permit Applications (PDF) and plans via email at PLEASE NOTE: Only PDF submittals will be accepted. JPEGs and photos are not acceptable.

Please note: all permit applications received on or after January 1, 2023, need to comply with the 2022 California Building Standards Codes as adopted and amended by the Morgan Hill Municipal Code.

Please email the Building Division with any questions, inquiries or applications, and a staff member will contact you. Thank you for your patience as we work through the process. 

Inspection  Requests

For detailed instructions on scheduling an inspection through the eTRAKiT system, download the user brochure (PDF).

Note: For users that get locked out of their contractor or public accounts, please create a new user account by selecting "Setup an Account" on the toolbar at the top of the page, then choose "Public Registration." You will then need to link your permits to your new account.

Construction Hours

Chapter 8.28 of the Morgan Hill Municipal Code designates construction hours for Contractors and Developers as:

  • Monday-Friday 7 a.m. - 8 p.m.
  • Saturday 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
  • No construction on Sundays or federal holidays

Permit Search

A search for a permit can be performed through our eTRAKiT online citizen portal.  

Code Compliance
The Building Division is responsible for building code compliance activity related to structures and the enforcement of the Morgan Hill Municipal Code. All other code enforcement is handled by the Police Department.

Contractors State License Board
Visit the CSLB website for important information regarding hiring a contractor, or to verify if your contractor is licensed.

Development Impact Fee

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 fee of $350. Fees are updated twice yearly. Final impact fees may vary from the estimate. For more information, contact Engineering Land Development at 408-778-6480.