Portola Valley’s Building and Planning Department has released new guidance on building permits during COVID-19 emergency.

Please read the updated policies

to determine what is currently allowed.


Welcome to the Building & Planning section of the Town's website. From this section you can find an overview of the Building & Planning Department, including information on how to apply for various building permits. There are also tips on incorporating green building into your project, and a section where you can download pdf's of Town ordinances and regulations. A helpful FAQ section for both Building Permit and Planning may help you answer any building related questions.

If you are considering selling a home in Portola Valley, please visit the Town Requirements for Selling Property in Portola Valley page.

You can also access information on the Public Works activity in Town, including contact information.

Finally, you may review and download pdf sections of the Town's General Plan in this section.