Building Inspection


RECENT UPDATE (May 19, 2020): 

While City facilities are currently closed until May 31, 2020 in response to the San Mateo County Health Officer’s updated COVID-19 Shelter Order, helpful info on County Health Ordinance site, County Health FAQs. Community Development Department employees are working from home and in the field. We are readily available via email to continue accepting and processing applications for Building and Planning Permits and to answer questions, see below.

Building Permits: Ben Corrales is accepting building permit applications online ONLY via email at (

Building Inspection: City Building Inspection will continue to check the inspection hotline voicemail and conduct inspections on projects where social distancing requirements can be met. Please call the inspection hotline to request an inspection at 650-726-8794.

Planning Permits: Doug Garrison (, Scott Phillips (, and Brittney Cozzolino ( are continuing to process planning applications.

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Building inspections ensure that projects are constructed in compliance with codes and the approved permit and plans.  Inspections should be scheduled 24 hours in advance.

Inspection Dates & Times

Monday - Thursday: 8:00 am – 3:00 pm

Scheduling an Inspection

Schedule an inspection on a project with a current permit 650-726-8794. 

Please be prepared to leave the following information on the voicemail:

  • Contact Person’s Name and phone number on construction site
  • Date of a needed inspection
  • Permit number
  • Project Address
  • Type of inspection


Pre-Inspection Requirements

Prior to scheduling a final inspection, obtain final approval from all other applicable departments.  Please make sure the following items are submitted to the Building Department:

Hours of Construction     

Work is only allowed to be preformed during these hours:

  • Monday - Friday 7:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Saturday 8:00 am - 6:00 pm
  • Sunday & Holidays 10:00 am - 6:00 pm
  1. Building Inspection Hotline

    Phone: 650-726-8794

  2. Building Inspector

    Physical Address
    501 Main Street
    Half Moon Bay, CA 94019

    Fax: 650.726.8261

  3. Ben Corrales

    Permit Technician
    Phone: 650-712-6660