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NOTICE: The City of Fremont is accepting online Pre-Application requests for planning, building, and engineering permits. The Pre-Application will be used to create the specific permit being requested. You must have an Accela Citizen Access (ACA) account to submit a Pre-Application. Select "Register for an Account" to create an ACA account. 

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Welcome to the City of Fremont's Development Permitting Portal

Contractors and project managers can create an account to monitor their projects and schedule inspections. You must register for an account and be a contact on the record to schedule inspections. Commercial fire  inspections (fire sprinkler, fire alarm, and fire code) must be scheduled on the Fire Inspection line at 510-494-4428 or at

Search Tip: Use the % after the street name, parcel number, and record number to ensure more accurate results (e.g., Fremont Boulevard should be searched as Fre% or Frem%).

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Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Need help? The frequently asked questions about Citizen Access are available at 

Citizen Access Users Guide
The Citizen Access Users Guide provides step-by-step directions on how to set up and manage a user account, search permits, combine related permits into a collection, schedule inspections, and problem solve common issues. 

Online Inspection Scheduling

Anyone who is listed as a contact person on the permit/record can schedule a building inspection online. To add persons to a record so they can schedule an inspection online, an authorization form needs to be completed by the applicant.

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