The Permit Processing and Inspection Program provides City permitting functions at a One-Stop Permit Center, including public information, application review and acceptance, routing, fee collection, and issuance of all permit applications. This program manages the review of plans for work being performed within city limits to ensure compliance with required standards and regulations. The program also provides daily inspections of construction, plumbing, electrical, and mechanical work at job sites to ensure all work conforms to current code requirements.
The Building Department office is open from 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday through Thursday. Please note the Permit Center closes at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesdays for staff training and that City Hall is closed on Fridays and all legal holidays.
The Building Inspectors are only in the office to schedule inspections between 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m., Monday through Thursday. To schedule an inspection, please call 510-747-6830 at least two days in advance of your desired inspection date. To contact a Permit Technician, please call 510-747-6800. For other contacts, please refer to this list of staff numbers and email addressess.
Helpful Links and Information
- Permit history and online permit applications (licensed contractors only)
- Code Violation Complaint form
- Certificate of Occupancy
- Most common fees
- General documents and forms
- Information pamphlets from the Contractors State License Board
- Building Code Interpretations
- Building Official articles