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Business & Development

Streamlining Development in Gilroy

If you are looking to open, expand or relocate your business in Gilroy, the Development Services team is here to help!

We can simplify and streamline the development process by reviewing your conceptual proposal early in the process and letting you know what exactly you need.

Development Services brings together experts from different City departments (including Building & Safety, Engineering, Fire, Hazardous Materials, Industrial Waste Water, Planning, and Water & Sewer) to help get your business up and running as quickly as possible.

Business & Development Services

Bids and RFPsBids and RFPs

Learn about current bid and contract opportunities available to consultants, service providers, contractors, vendors, or suppliers.

Building and SafetyBuilding & Safety

Get information and applications for building permits, plan checks, inspections and more.

Business LicensesBusiness Licenses

Find the forms you need to operate any business (including home-based businesses) in Gilroy

COVID-19 AssistanceCOVID-19 Assistance

Find resources to help business owners and employees affected by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Development CenterDevelopment Center

Visit the convenient “one stop shop” for all your development entitlement needs, all conveniently located together in City Hall.

Downtown GilroyDowntown Gilroy

Learn about the Downtown Improvement Incentive Program to revive and refresh buildings in the historic heart of Gilroy.

Economic DevelopmentEconomic Development

Learn how the City of Gilroy partners with the business community to drive economic growth, innovation, and opportunity.


Get information about development impact fees, traffic engineering services, flood and storm water management, and more.

Fire DepartmentFire Prevention

Find permit forms and information for Fire Prevention, Hazardous Materials, and Industrial Wastewater Pretreatment programs.

Opportunity ZonesOpportunity Zones

Invest in designated “Opportunity Zones” to defer or eliminate federal taxes on capital gains.


Get information about Planning Department applications, permits and fees.

Water & SewerWater & Sewer

Sign up for water/sewer service or pay your bill online.